Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Trip to NYC with our grandaughters!

I was thrilled to be able to take our granddaughters and their friend Madison, who is the granddaughter of my friend Cindy to NYC recently.  They had wanted to go for a very long time so we decided this was the year.  They were 10 and 12 years of age so just perfect to be enthralled by the flight and the sights in NYC.
We visited the Toys R Us store and rode on the big Ferris Wheel in the store.
We went to see a Broadway play, Mary Poppins.  I enjoyed it as much as they did.  We had perfect seats on the front row in the balcony.  Mary flew right up to where we were.
We went on the cruise boat and saw the Statute up close and personal.  We went to ground zero and the memorial.  We went shopping.....of course.  We went to the Tony Awards and stood outside as the stars came and went.  We went up to the Empire State Building at night and saw the expanse of the city in lights.  I prayed for the people as I circled the building.
We ate cheesecake to our hearts content and went to Carmines for dinner one night where they served family style.......Shrimp Scampi, Caesar Salad and Italian bread.  Awesome.
Best of all we sang and talked and made lots of wonderful memories together.  They had a blast and Nana and I did to.  Thank you Lord for the experience and opportunity to go.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

An interesting God Encounter yesterday

I had to work yesterday and of all things be at work at 5:45 am.  Now for a retired woman that is way too early, but the good thing is I got off at 2:15.  It was raining and as I pulled out of our driveway I was thinking...I should have gotten my chap stick out of the trunk before pulling out of the garage.  So....I decided I would stop under the shelter of BP to get it out.  I was all set to turn in, cause they don't open that early, when I spied a sheriff's car there.
I decided to nix that idea and pull into Kangaroo which had several people there with all the lights shining brightly. I got out, got my chap stick and got back in the car.  As I shifted into drive I noticed a man at my window.  He needed money for gas to get home.  Now mind you I have often been approached in that manner but this time was different.  I had a peace and decided to get out, go to my trunk where my purse was and was about to reach for a 5 dollar bill when I was immediately impressed to give him a 20 dollar bill.  Now that was a God thing because I have never done that before. 
I had just spoken to someone the day before about being instantly obedient to God.  Was this a test for me?  I am not sure, but I am glad I was obedient to the Father.  Made my day a lot better.  I will never know the whole story of that young man but I am grateful I was prepared to give as God directed me to.  Thinking about it later it seemed surreal.  He could have gotten into my car and driven off when I got out, or grabbed my purse....a lot of things could have happened.  I explained to him how I had only stopped to get my chap stick, and apparently God had orchestrated the whole situation. I can't explain what peace I had through the whole scenario but I pray to the Father that I passed the test.

Headed to NYC

Every-time my friends and I went on a trip to NYC our granddaughter's always wanted to go.  So the time has come....we are flying out this Saturday morning.  We are going with my friend Cindy and her granddaughter Madison.  It has been fun chatting about what we are going to do and where we are going to go.
We plan to take them to see Mary Poppins, climb to the top of the Empire State building, go to see the Statue of Liberty, the Central Park Zoo, and lots of other things.  We look forward to the encounter's God has for us along the way, cause we always have them.
Please be praying for us as we travel.  I am looking forward to making lots of memories as we spend time together.  Maybe I will have the privilege of taking the grandson's in a few years.  I will look forward to sharing our adventure with you when we return.  I will eat plenty of Cheesecake for you all.