Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 18: And It Was Fun

It's Saturday morning--I am definitely out of the habit of writing each day. But I wanted to highlight yesterday as it was such an amazing day. And here's why:
#1 #1 #1 #1 #1: Darian spoke for vespers. It makes me cry just thinking about this daughter of mine who gets up in front of 135 other students to talk about her love for God and what He means to her. So as I watched her up there, so assured and confident, her life flashed before my eyes. It's kind of crazy how it happens--how they go from being helpless babies to vibrant young adults in such a short time. But she sure did. She spoke about how no matter how she feels about herself; no matter how others may feel about her--she knows that God loves her and there's nothing she can do to change that. It's a message that most adults don't understand. But she does. She gets it. I can't wait to see where God takes this daughter of mine. I'm a little concerned that she's going to blaze trails somewhere--somewhere far away. Oh how I will miss her when she's gone. But she has one spectacular life in store for her. This much I know.

#2) I had my students write a list of things they are grateful for. And they did it. And they shared--honest, real things. They're such great kids.

#3) After the vespers program last night, I hung around waiting for Darian because I wanted her to be able to talk to everyone as much as she wanted--yet I wanted to walk home with her so that we could share about her talk. And so little Lex came up to me--this sweet bubbly freshman of mine--and introduced her mom. And we simply hit it off. We stood there and talked for probably 45 minutes but the conversation just flowed. Lex is absolutely a carbon copy of her mom. But anyway--it was fun adult conversation. We shared, we laughed, we were honest. And it was fun.

#4) Zach McDonald came to the house. Savana & Guer went out to eat dinner with him and there was a little bit of time before vespers so he came and we talked. Zach is only 28 and the youth pastor at Foster--but my goodness, this kid is simply spectacular. I loved him from the first moment I saw him--he's just that way. So cool, so artistic, so unique, so insightful. He's a rare gem and I'm so glad he came to our home.

#5) I made chili and cornbread for supper tonight. Normally my cornbread is absolutely delish. But I left out a key ingredient: sugar. Not so much. But the chili was excellent. So Jace, Darian and I were just sitting down to eat when Roy happened to walk in. He and Ed went to the bookstore together so I wasn't necessarily expecting him home anytime soon. But anyway, his time was absolutely perfect and so the four of us enjoyed dinner around the table for the first time in a forever. We laughed and talked and ate and simply enjoyed each other. Raved about the chili and dogged the cornbread. And I loved it.

#6) My house is clean. Dusted. Mopped. Vaccuumed. Picked up. Sparkling countertops. Such a great feeling to have a clean house before the weekend.

#7) I got the Simple Abundance Companion. I can't wait to get started. (Thanks, Roy.)

Pretty much? Today was a great day.

1 comment:

  1. I want the Simple Abundance Companion! Now that I have a job - maybe I can reward myself! And I would love to have heard that adorable niece of mine. She is a jewel!


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