Saturday, July 25, 2009


Bible School is over. It was a wonderful rewarding week. The children and teachers were so awesome!!! The first night went off without a hitch. Everywhere I went I saw happy smiling faces. It was indeed a success. I told my church if we could love just one child in VBS we would achieve our goal. Folks we loved lots of children and made a difference in lots of little lives.

I have so many fond memories of this week. One really special one was last night after the party my Granddaughter was sitting in my chair in the church office and said to me Granny thank-you for this week I had so much fun. Ladies I was bone tired but my heart and spirit did flip-flops after her sweet words.

I received so many hugs and kisses. I would walk into one of the classrooms and a little one would run up to hug me. There you are they would say. I had youth thanking me for letting them help. It is I who needs to thank each of our youth for all of their hard word. We had 11 young people there every night. They were so excited to do their part. They are learning to step up and take their roles as the future leaders of our church.

We are all tired. These teachers and all involved did an awesome job. I know each and everyone were Blessed in so many ways.

I will be back visiting this week and posting. I wish each of you a beautiful week.


vivian said...

good job Mary! you are a gem!

Vee said...

Well done! I know that the memories will be warm. Now your comment about youth helping reminds me that our church went to having classes for the youth instead of allowing them to help with the younger children. I thought it was a big mistake at the time; I still do.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Mary. I surely am proud of you. I know how hard and yet how much joy comes from leading VBS. Just seeing the smiles on the children's faces makes it all worthwhile.

Hope you can get a little rest now.

bluemuf said...

Hi Mary, sounds like your VBS week was a total sucess. I look forward to hearing more and also how you camping trip went.

Hugs karen

PEA said...

The world needs more people like you, willing to be involved in the church and helping teach the children the right way:-) I'm so glad it all went so well and I can well imagine how good it made your heart feel to be so loved!! Great job my friend! xoxo

Bliss said...

They were all just so cute and had such a fun time!
The planning really did help things to run smoothly I think.

Good job! God was glorified :)

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Mary. So glad to hear that your week went well. I am sure all of the children had a wonderful time. Hope you have a great week! Hugs, Sharon

Jackie said...

Welcome back Mary. I am sure that the wonderful memories of this years VBS will last a long time.

God bless.

Sandi McBride said...

I have the warmest memories as a child in VBS and the teachers who guided our awkward fingers and hands in is where I learned to knit...Mrs. Giffen...oh how I loved her!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Mary,
So glad that you had such a wonderful time. You should feel so good about a job well done.
Blessings, Karen

carole said...

Hi Mary:
How cool. I am 60 and some of my best childhood memories are from summer Bible school : ) So, I know the positive & happy impact you are giving the children!!!
Thank you for visiting me : )
My little grand daughter is a blessing

Denise said...

Seems that you had a wonderful week... You must have such a sense of pride.... I remember when I taught VBS many years ago and it was a great joy....

good job girl !