In so few words: God has been great to us recently. (Now you can just skip the rest of this post if you'd like!)
Two weekends ago, we took a group of students to the Student Life Conference up in north Houston/The Woodlands area. This was also the first time I've let Isaac spend the night with someone other than Jordan or myself! Since Meme and Pa live in south Houston, I dropped Isaac off on the way to the conference and he stayed with them overnight. Surprisingly, he and I both did really well with the whole set up. He was happy as a clam to spend time with his grandparents, and I wasn't consumed with worry being apart from him. It was a win-win, and a good set up for the next weekend.
It was really great for me to spend a weekend with our students again. And of course, it's always a treat for me to worship with great leaders like Bellarive and Brett Younker, and sit under the teaching of David Nasser. The fruit for me as a leader during these conference/camp type situations is getting to watch God work in the students' hearts. Watching them worship, seeing them learn and hunger for God's Word-- it's the ultimate encouragement. SO, this weekend was doubly uplifting for me.
|Morning worship with Brett Younker|
her blog!), Catherine has a boy and a girl, and my Isaac rounded out the bunch at a grand total of 6 chirrins. It was wild and chaotic and fun all at the same time. By the end of our days together, I felt like I had been extended a heaping helping of grace. As Catherine put it, my love tank was full!
Oh, and in the middle of all that, was Valentine's day. And apparently, my wink,nudge post wasn't a total waste of my time/blog space... because my hubby treated me to TWO of the items I mentioned! A Stitch Fix gift card (my first Fix is scheduled for March 19 and I'm SO SO SO excited to see what I get!) and some fabulously lovely smelling new perfume!
Phew. After all that, I think I can speak for the entire family when I say that we are exhausted. Thankfully we've got a few weeks of downtime before the next big event. It's time to take a nap!