Hi everyone,

This is Becky again. It’s been a busy week, well it would have been…
Last Sunday night was VBS kickoff, this week was Teacher Appreciation week, and Sunday is Mother’s Day. The Kids Ministry Team normally would have been busy planning our VBS training for volunteers, preparing appreciation celebrations and breakfasts for our phenomenal Kids Ministry teachers and Moms, designing photo opts for Mother’s Day, and who knows what else. Normally. Would have been.

It’s still been a busy week, but it’s been different this year, quieter. The frantic rush to build sets, decorate tables, enlist teachers and order food for events has been replaced with less elaborate and time-consuming activities, lengthy conversations with teachers and friends, and prayer. God is rewriting our story.

And stories are important. My Mom loves to tell them. And at 92, she’s got lots of them to tell. But I love her stories. I love how she can remember what our son, Jeffrey used to do when he was five and I can’t (life was such a fog when the kids were small and our goal was simply to get them all in bed alive every night.) I love that she sends greeting cards to everyone she knows, to celebrate their birthdays, and anniversaries, and graduations and babies…and stresses out if she is a day late popping it in the mail. I love that she cherished certain day lilies growing in her garden because someone special gave them to her. I love that when she saw her first great grandchild and was asked how it felt, she simply summed it up in one word – continuance. I love that when we moved her out of her house a few years back, she could tell a story about every quilt she had and every knick-knack on her shelf, and basically knew who had given her what and why and when. I love that she can remember things like that, because I can’t remember anything. But more than that, it professes to me the value she places in relationships. She paid attention along the way, and remembered the things that were important. The relationships. My parents moved around some after Duane and I married, so when someone asked me where “home” was, I always just said wherever they were living at the time. Because really, home wasn’t a certain city, home was simply where they were. The relationships.

Mom’s were a great idea. Because Mom’s get the whole relationship thing. And it’s all about relationships—always has been. So this Sunday, even though it’s not a “normally” or “would have been” situation, we still corporately celebrate our Moms. And the fact that Moms are all about relationships. And the fact that God is re-writing our stories so we can be more about relationships, too. I’m kind of enjoying that. It says in Zephaniah 3:17, there’s a song being sung over you. Let’s embrace the first verse while the Father is re-writing the second.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Kids Ministry Team!

Stephanie Chase, Kids Minister
Becky Marshall, Preschool Minister
Annette Flores, Special Blessings
Brandy Christoph, Ministry Assistant

North Klein
Allie Kretsinger
Kids Minister

Jersey Village
Stephanie Rogers
Kids Minister

Myrna Arana
Kids Ministry Coordinator

A Note from Your Kids Ministry Team

If you missed previous notes from Your Kids Ministry Team or just want to refer back, select a link below for past notes of encouragement.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
Relax. We’re Here For You
I Go To Big Church Now
Warriors not Whiners
You can’t get to Easter without getting through Good Friday
Vision 2020
Testing, Testing, One, Two
Pandemic without Pandemonium

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