This work is a delight to him, and he is always excited to get to church and set up our teaching aides and prepare for the children to arrive. All work is a delight to Randy, as well as is the pursuit of fun, but watching him with these kids is such a delight. Children instinctively like Randy, I think that is so because the heart of a child still resides along side the Warrior heart within Randy. He still constantly practices his stealth skills, slipping up on me as I am singing and working in the kitchen when he comes home from work, and scaring the dickens out of me. I don't know how he silently gets our door unlocked, moves past our dog Chance, who is a constant guardian of all his territory, and winds up surprising him too, since Chance usually waits by the front door for Randy when it gets time for him to be home. Things have to fall just right, so I never know when the surprise is coming.
Randy is talented at so many areas, however domestic type skills remain clearly in my realm of excellence. I was so tickled Sunday when he prepared the snack we serve the children each Sunday. Randy just naturally fell into the role of preparing these little refreshments, and this past Sunday he accidentally made the pink lemonade with hot water as he efficiently prepared the cookies and the drink snack. Those who know him from the military or the State Department, probably cannot imagine Randy diligently at the task of making pink lemonade and cookies as a snack for small children, but I can assure them, he does it "hoo-ah style." He didn't like the flub up of the hot water at all... I just quickly made another pitcher and placed the "hot lemonade" in the refrigerator for the after church coffee, knowing it would be good and cold by then.
2 Timothy 3:14-15 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.