Seven Days of Rachel’s Wild Life & Mom Too!

I’ll write more in-depth next week but on this Friday, I wanted to share some images from our past seven days and an unexpected piece of encouragement that an exhausted momma received when she returned home.

April 15, 2015 KS Gov Brownback signs the KS ABLE Savings Plan into law.
April 15, 2015 KS Gov Brownback signs the KS ABLE Savings Plan into law.
Congressman Yoder's FB post
Congressman Yoder’s FB post
Wind blown presentation of NDSS Champion Award to our Congressman Kevin Yoder on the Capitol steps. Rachel says he is the BEST ON! She also asked him for a job. I love it!
Wind blown presentation of NDSS Champion Award to our Congressman Kevin Yoder on the Capitol steps. Rachel says he is the BEST ON! She also asked him for a job. I love it!
Rep. Meadows (R- NC) stopped us to compliment Rachel on her smile and share a moment with us.
Rep. Meadows (R-NC) stopped us to compliment Rachel on her smile and share a moment with us.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) always gracious to take time to say hello.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) always gracious to take time to say hello.
Beauty Queens in the Halls of Congress. Rachel was all over that!
Beauty Queens in the Halls of Congress. Rachel was all over that!
Rep. Sessions (R-TX) following remarks at NDSS Congressional Champions Breakfast
Rep. Sessions (R-TX) following remarks at NDSS Congressional Champions Breakfast
Olathe South Graduate & NDSS President Sara Weir with Olathe South freshman and STUCO member
Olathe South Graduate & NDSS President Sara Weir with Olathe South freshman & STUCO member at NDSS Awards Banquet
Girls finally meet. Moms are fabulous friends. Now girls can be too.
Girls finally meet. Moms are fabulous friends. Now girls can be too.
Honored to present Ms. Sherri Harnish with NDSS Ambassador of the Year Award. She and her daughter Macy are "awesome!"
Honored to present Ms. Sherri Harnisch with NDSS Ambassador of the Year Award. She and her daughter Macy are “awesome!”
Dear Friend Joe
Dear Friend Joe
Mom's are friends and now these two cuties are too!
Mom’s are friends and now these two cuties are too!
Rachel received an award at the Olathe South Academic Awards program. We were at BWW :(
Rachel received an award at the Olathe South Academic Awards program. We missed the ceremony because we were at Buddy Walk on Washington
Graduation Party for the Queen
Had to hit a graduation party for The Queen
Rachel's 3rd Grade Teacher got married
Rachel’s 3rd Grade Teacher got married!

I spoke at our church’s ladies conference a week ago today, and I returned home to this beautiful card:

pic on note fr retreat 2015 note from retreat 2015

It was really beautiful, touching and humbling. I didn’t post both sides of the note. I almost always end my speeches with the story of George and Rachel: The Power of Inclusion. On the back side this lovely lady who sent the card went on to say, “When I saw this picture on this card, I just knew I had to send it because it reminded of the tear producing you told about the special friendship between George and Rachel.”  She said more but that reached out and grabbed my heart and tear ducts.

I wonder if George or Rachel knew the impact they would have?  Like I say in my speeches, God knew. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “They are plans to prosper you and not to harm you; to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.

And this was just the last seven days!

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