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2 Samuel

This morning I finished reading 2 Samuel.  These are my notes from the book.

An Amalekite comes to tell David of Saul & Jonathan's passing and says he killed Saul because his injuries were so greatDavid has the Amalekite killed for he confessed to killing SaulDavid writes a song for Israel in mourning of Saul & JonathanDavid, his wives & men went to Hebron & Judah; there they came and appointed him King of JudahSaul's son was king of IsraelIsrael & Judah met & had a contest - field of knivesDavid & Saul's followers fought for a long time; David's strengthened, Saul's weakenedDavid had 6 sons at HebronIsh-Bsheth (Saul's son) spoke badly of Abner (Main leader of Saul supporters, against David)Abner was ANGRY and decided to help David insteadDavid agreed as long as he brought Saul's daughter, David's wifeAbner was to reunite Israel Joab & the army were unhappyDavid left Abner go in peaceJoab killed ABner to repay Abner for ki…

Old Friends

Over the weekend I was able to head out to the childhood home of a dear friend of mine.  Her mom and brother still live there and we were friends growing up.  Molly lives across the country now, and has for awhile now!  But I am glad I get to see her every few years when she's back in town. 

We've grown apart and back together a few times over the years and we certainly haven't been close all those years, but we've always been friends.  Email has brought us a little closer together again than we have been in awhile, and for that I'm grateful.  I admire what she's done over the years and what she's doing with her little family now.  You're doing well my dear!

It was so sweet to see my little girls and her little girls playing together in the yard.  And I hope to see you again in time!

Elinore - School!

Elinore has grown this summer in many ways.  She's grown much taller this summer; she's lost the toddler look; she's learned and advanced in her vocabulary and we know she's a very smart cookie.  But none of that can tame her fears about preschool starting soon.

She just had the realization that in a few short weeks she's going to preschool and she is not ready.  In her words, "but mom, I can't go to school yet, I'm still small!"  As she continued down this path, she also said, "mom, I can't go to school, I don't know my letters yet!"  We've been talking a lot about what going to school will look like for her, and who she'll know in the school building. 

We're looking forward to getting her class list so maybe she'll know a classmate or two.  She does like that she knows her brothers will be in the same school with her and will ride the bus home with her.  And she knows some of their friends, so she likes that to…

Ruth Update

Ruth is seriously a funny little girl.  She's still working on talking, but she's got a few words in her vocabulary that she uses when she wants to, which isn't very often!  Or when she uses them it isn't very useful, but she's still highly effective at getting her point across when she wants or needs something!

She's been trying to wink some, which comes out as the cutest little wrinkled blink face.  It makes us smile.  :)

She is super sweet that if Elinore gets hurt of is upset and you tell Ruthie, she'll go give Elinore a hug and a pat on the back.  Those two girls are close buds, and they always hug and snuggle before bed. 

Ruth is usually very good at following directions and loves to throw things away, even things that aren't trash.  But she's also good at pulling things out of the trash too. 

She LOVES to play outside.  She's an angry little girl who will pull on your finger and point to the door time and time again until you finally ta…