Saturday, October 23, 2010

What a Day

This weekend has been full and exciting for both Walt and me. Noah went out of town for his church planting class. They went to work with a church in Tennessee. It is an amazing experience for him, but we miss him so much!

You guys know me through my writing because I write, but I am not the speaker in the family. However, I was asked to be a part of a panel of women from our church to share a few things within a 6 minute period. Each of us discussed the season of our life when we grew the most. I have not spoken about my life with Magdalena before, and I was a nervous wreck. With Noah being out of town I was only going to go for this one part of the woman's retreat, and I was just trying to survive it. I had down what I was going to write, and the night before I completely changed my approach, which made me have multiple, random sheets.

I am not an eloquent speaker. My thoughts do not come in an organized fashion. As I sat there waiting for my turn, I was sweating and as my stomach churned I realized there was not garbage can near me in case I should throw up. All I can say about is that I did not throw up. I almost got out all that I wanted to say, and of course, I cried.

When I picked up Walt, he was definitely ready for his nap, so I cleaned the house and worked on my school stuff while he rested. Then, as soon as he woke up, we got going!! We were going to Layne's house again! For the first time ever I made some homemade cinnamon rolls, and we wanted to share with the Gaston family. Layne's family is enjoying her being home so very much, but who wouldn't with that sweet face?
Afterwards, we left where Walt chowed down on a delicious peanut butter cracker the entire time! It was so cute! I should have taken a picture! Well, all of that to say, it was hard but we survived without Noah. We are ready for him to be home though!!

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  1. Love your honesty and most of all that you really allow God to stretch you. Moving forward into normally uncomfortable situations has allowed you to share your journey, wisdom and love wherever you go. I do not know you in person but I can tell you I am very, very proud of you!!!

  2. You did a beautiful job speaking. I held my breath for a second right when you started because I knew you were nervous. Then, I prayed the whole way through. And you were definitely not crying alone. I don't know if you heard anyone else on the panel, but the resounding theme was God's sovereignty and love and you expressed that beautifully.


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