Been catching up on life this past week or so. House cleaning, veggie freezing, being with people I love. I has been therapeutic and wonderful. Hopefully I will be back to regular posting - whatever that means - soon. Enjoying a few nights off with my sweet husband and being super intentional about our time together. I'm loving semi-mightly walks, dinners together, and just all around hanging out.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I thought things would slow down after the Big Event on Satutday but thus is life and that did not really happen. I had to work Monday night and tonight in addition to small group last night and then my friend J is coming tomorrow night. We are going to good 'ole Alabama on Satuday to see our sweet friend B and her new-ish bambino. I am excited about seeing friends and spending the weekend with people I love. Just gotta get there now...
Big United Way meeting at work today. It is our site visit on which some of our localized funding is based. I have to briefly speak about my role in our organization and it always make me nervous like something I say will hinder us recieving funding! Saying a little prayer for calm nerves and headed to work.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
After only one major blip on Friday afternoon - not enough flowers!! - Saturday's event went flawlessly. And to call an event flawless, is - in my humble opinion - pretty freaking amazing. Everyone arrived on time, the script went faster than I planned (which is good since I thought it was WAY over time and it means we actually finished early for a change), the decorations were spot on...I am just really proud of the way it turned out.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Well folks, the big GS event that was moved from April to July is finally here this Saturday. I have been kicking it into high gear all week and I think I am sorta/kinda/maybe ready. I have a lot to still get done tomorrow and we will leave tomorrow night to start setting up in the ballrooms so wish us luck!
We still have 250 corsages to make tomorrow and lots of things to load in the van and get to Knoxville. Crossing my fingers for a super successful event.
Monday, July 9, 2012
I spent the afternoon at a funeral today. I am always so torn about attending funerals...of course I wouldn't NOT go but how do you celebrate when you are so sad? This funeral was especially poignant - it was for a 10-year-old Girl Scout who was killed tragically in a freak windstorm Thursday night when their boat overturned on the lake. I knew her from multiple weekend camps and I have worked with her mom as a volunteer and troop leader. I can picture her smiling face at camp, as clearly as if it was this past weekend. It is so hard to see families crying - mommas that will never get to hug their babies again, daddies that will never get to take their little girls camping again. And having to keep living, beyond their grief and their pain. I fully trust in the knowledge of my Savior - and thankfully they do too - but how do you weather this storm? My heart cannot imagine.
My favorite part of the funeral - is that odd to say? - was when the pastor reminded us that she had rededicated her life to Christ just 5 days before her death. He spoke about how it was a beautiful gift - not for Zoe - but for the rest of us who knew her and the community around her. A gift to see her set an example of how we should live - happily, beautifully, fully-dedicated to a life serving Christ.