I am uber-excited (never used the word "uber' before but wanted to show you I'm BEYOND excited) about our Sunday gathering. Make plans to attend "Dear Me" if at all possible.
I know of several sweet girls and moms who won't be able to make it because of previously planned engagements. There are also others of you on the other side of the screen who won't be able to attend like our friend Olivia in Florida and other friends and moms I've never met. So.... I'm including our activities here on the website JUST FOR YOU.
To My Pre-Teen Friend
This is a devotion that reminds our young girls that today isn't everything. And we have hopes for a future that seems light years away. They will be encouraged to share the things of "today" that bring worry, frustration and those things that can be all-consuming like "What shoes should I wear with this?". They will learn that those things of today and the uncertainties and hopes of tomorrow are in the hands of the one who holds time and each one of us.
Dear Me in May
The girls will fill in the blanks on a form letter stating what some of their favorite things are and "what makes them so mad".... The front side represents "who I am today" while the back side of the letter is reserved for tomorrow's hopes and a prayer. The girls will be decorating time capsules in which these letters will be placed. Each mom is also asked to write a letter to her daughter expressing what her hope and prayer is for her daughter in the next eight months. The time capsules will be decorated in craft time, then tucked away until we have our May party. I'll add pictures of the time capsules to the website soon.
Another Step in the Journey
This portion of our gathering will be done in small groups. For our older girls fifth and up, this is a time to meet with their mentor. This sheet has our focal verses Psalm 31:14-15. This is a time to discuss the meaning of the verse in the context of our lives. There is also an "at home" section with suggestions on how to make your own time capsule at home.
Hoping that girls near and far will participate in this fun event. I would be beside myself if you came back and commented and told me about it. Or......if you sent me a picture...I might do a cartwheel. Well maybe a front rollover.
Here's a link of gathering info. (time, place...) http://godsgirlies.com/?p=3198
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