Dr. Suess

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed! Yes indeed! Ninety Eight and Three Quarters guarenteed!"

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Pearls and Dreams

Today was an AWESOME and incredible day. One of the counselor's from camp came from Norman to see the wall raising. She's been praying for this project for 2 years!

Unfortuneately, The wallraising was about 20 minutes late because the Mayor of Broken Arrow was late, so our Pastor and his wife had to go, their daughter's soccer game was at 9:30. But, they did get to see the walls that were raised being built, and all the people there. Our Associate pastor was part of the ceremony.

No one warned me that I would be giving a speech at the ceremony. I found out about 2 seconds before the ceremony started!!!! So I had to talk off the top of my head!!!

In the program they had the scripture from Psalms 127:1a Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.

I didn't choose it. I didn't know it was going to be there. I couldn't have chosen a more appropriate verse.

The house has made remarkable progress. All outer walls are up, the inside frame is build. You can see where our bedrooms, our closets, the bathroom, mudroom, kitchen and living room will be. The windows and doors are cut out. There is a little house sitting on the corner of 616 S. Cedar Broken Arrow!

There was about 100 people that showed up throughout the coarse of the day. They average 50 at a wallraising.

As soon as my nephew sends me some pictures, I will post them.

It was just incredible.

I am utterly exhausted. Happy, incredibly happy.


  1. Looking forward to seeing the pictures PK! :o)

  2. someone said pics...*wolfie looks around* pic? ;)

    I wish i could have been there with ya pk!!!!

    I am so very happy for you.

    take care and get some rest now cause i know your hurting and i also know you want to be there for the rest of it!!!


  3. Incredible news! I am so happy for you!

  4. ummmmmm whats a mudroom? is that where you bake mudpies?? It would really cool if it were:P

  5. I was so moved by your tears of joy. See Don and you hugging each other was so touching. PK I am so happy for you. It truly is a house that God has made!

  6. Cathy ...thank you!!! I'm excited too!!

    Moof ... I can't wait to see pictures too. If my nephew hasn't sent them by Tuesday afternoon, I will email him.

    Wolfie ...your waiting comment touched my heart!!! My son's too! And as far as the pics go ...same as to Moof, as soon as I get them, you'll get them!

    Dream Mom ...thanks! Good to see you!!*grin*

    Raine ... A Mudroom is a utility room that is set apart, all by itself that has a door leading to the outside ..so that if people come inside muddy, they don't have to tread through the house muddy. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO excited. It will be the first time in almost 20 years my washing machine won't be in my kitchen area!

    Wanda ...Rachel got a pic of us raising the wall together! I can't wait to see it!
    Thanks for coming!

    DP ... Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!