My beautiful Samba Queen and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on December 14th- we rejoice in the Lord's plan for us! and we are so thankful for ALL his blessings... especially for the blessings that we experienced in 2017......
Hannah celebrated an anniversary in 2017 also.. TWO YEARS working at Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis as the Assistant Director for Youth Ministry... and oh yes... that " engagement thing happened....... whats that??....../ YOU HAVENT heard about that " Engagement " THING"... hahahaha.. well... let me tell you about it.. you see.. her daddy( uh.. yep.. that would be me... ) told her over.. and over and over.. for years now... that " One day.. a handsome prince will appear out of nowhere... and ask for your hand in marriage... " and guess what?? her daddy was right ...
we are so blessed that this Godly young man asked us for our daughter's hand in marriage- we are so thankful for David Harlan.. a man with a heart of tenderness and gentleness,
He walks on the path of the Lord Jesus Christ, and loves Hannah with a love that is holy and pure and strong- the kind of love that the Lord Jesus has for His church. God's plan is INDEED the Best Plan- Come to Memphis on March 3, 2018 and rejoice with Hannah and David as they begin their journey as husband and wife.
( john Calvin and proud mom 😊😊)
John Calvin made the move to Charlotte , N.C. in 2017 and began studies for his Master of Divinity degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. He completed one year working for Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Central Florida- Orlando in June and moved to Charlotte in August . He works at Chick-fil-a and just became a member at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church.He is growing and maturing in each and every respect.. and is excited about continuing his education and serving others with God's love ! His purity of heart and passion for souls grows with each passing year... we are so proud of him and the Godly young man that he has become...
another anniversary??? YES.. 20 years of working in Children's Ministry at Carriage Lane Church
I LOVE MY LITTLE PRESBYTERIANS- I know SOME people HAVE to hang out with ADULTS at CHURCH.. but WHY would you want to??? 😉😉😉
( ok.. a photo from a couple years ago- these little ones are growing up )
we continue to be active in the Ballroom Dance Families of Georgia and Florida- I am LOVING my Ballroom lessons with Warren Tuttle of Ballroom Dance Community which was started at one of our sister churches- Perimeter Church- Warren has taught MORE people to dance than anyone in Georgia- we love the fellowship and fun we have with all the Ladies and gentlemen that we have met in the " Dance World"
a highlight of 2017- our yearly trek in October to south Florida to dance with our FLORIDA dance family and celebrate " Karolpalooza" the birthday extravaganza for our dear friend Karol-
( hey- how did CLAY wind up being the only guy?? haha.. Maria and I love our Gold Coast family)
Gina and Karol- more than ANYONE ELSE.. these ladies are responsible for introducing us to the beautiful world of Ballroom- Fun at Karolpalooza 2017
our dearest friends- our Family rejoices in the blessings that our Heavenly Father has showered down upon us this year- we pray His blessings for all of you- for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year- thanks to SO MANY of you for faithfully praying for US- your kindness and sweetness is much appreciated. ALL of you have blessed us in countless ways. We have seen many miracles of provision.. healing.. encouragement and strength through all our ups and downs-thanks to YOUR PRAYERS- please let us know how we can pray for YOU in 2018.. our God is a loving Father.. and He loves to hear our prayers and to work His miracles-
WE LOVE Y'ALL
Clay , Maria, Hannah , and John Calvin