Gratituesday: Blessings all Around


Every year that we’ve lived here in this college town, we’ve loved getting to know the YC students. We’ve often offered students to do their laundry at our house, come do homework here, hang out with us, eat home cooked meals.

Some have taken us up on our offer, but none of them have just made our family their family…and our home their home away from home.

Until this year. Woohoo! 

This year we have a young dating couple who has really believed that we WANT them to hang out at our house as much as they would like to! They do their laundry here, work on homework, join us for meals, play with our kids. We love how they are showing our boys what a healthy, Christian dating relationship can look like. (Not that our boys have a clue that there are girls out there and that girls are CUTE…but they’ll figure it out soon enough and we love that they are seeing such a good example.)  We are very honored to have them in our home.


Often when they call to see if it’s a good day for them to do laundry, they ask if Matt and I would like to go on a date while they are here to keep the kids. Blessings all around!

Last week during the college fall break they were able to join us for several meals since the cafeteria wasn’t open. It was great! Then on Sunday, they insisted on cooking for us! So nice!

I’m so grateful that God has put Adam and BryAnna in our lives and pray that we are as much a blessing to them as they are to us!

What are you thankful for this Gratituesday? Write about it on your blog, then come link up with us here. If you don’t have a blog, be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you’re thankful for!


  1. Titus says

    What does the Y stand for in YC?

    My grandmother is from Yankton..atleast that is where she lived when she went to college and met my grandpa.


  2. says

    What a wonderful way you get to serve! It is so nice that they get to be an example to your sons. And how great for them that they get to learn from you and Matt.


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