Your online purchases from are so appreciated. Our family has yet to receive any Washington State unemployment since I was placed on standby, March 16. It's been devastating financially and emotionally. (We waited for 8 weeks!). I'm normally employed as a full-time optician, and our office closed in March. I've kept busy and hopeful by drawing and painting new animals, fishes, and horse breeds for the coloring book every day.

We're looking forward to being able to take our four-year-old grandson, Benjamin, for his first fishing trip on Saturday. You should see him practice his fishing technique on the lawn! Enjoying a peanut butter and cookies picnic beside the lake sure sounds like heaven. I think that's just what the family needs - time in the great outdoors!

Benjamin enjoys his watercolor paints while sitting beside me in the garage while the rainy weather has prevented us from being outside. There's sunny, outdoor weather coming. I'm doing my best to create a new artist in the family!

Your prayers make all the difference. Thank you.