Have you ever stayed in a hotel room all by yourself? It’s a bit odd — and a bit lonely considering I usually have ten other people in the house breathing, making noise, eating, etc. However, as my kids would say, “I’m not gonna lie…” I’m actually looking forward to a blissful, uninterrupted night of sleep!
Despite the fact that I don’t really like to fly, travel was easy today. My friend, Liz, drove me to the airport which eliminated leaving extra early in order to park the car and take a shuttle to the terminal. The extra benefit was uninterrupted time to talk. She even listened to me practice my little talk for Saturday and I hate to tell you that I got choked up and tearful twice. Twice! Let’s hope I hold it together when I do it at the conference.
We are heading to the church before 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to get everything set up and be ready to greet people as they arrive. Please be sure to introduce yourself to me if you are there – it would bless me to see you in real life! We are expecting over 900 people, so be bold — come and find me.
This opportunity is only possible because Russ is holding down the fort – I am so thankful to have a husband who is willing to do this for me. And just in case I haven’t bragged about him enough lately – Russ is even hosting a father/daughter camping birthday party for Dimples on Friday and Saturday. Yes, along with one other dad, he is taking 13 kids camping while I am in Nashville. My hero.
I’m sorry for the dearth of conference-related photos – my little camera is broken, so I won’t have any new photos for the next few days. I am reduced to stealing photos from my kids’ Facebook accounts, so who knows what might show up.
# 211- 220 giving thanks
last night’s birthday celebration for Ladybug
17 of us gathered around the table
a yummy cake made by the birthday girl
her one and only present, a birthstone ring, arriving just in time
driving the winding roads through the wheat fields on the way to the airport
window seats that allowed me to nap and read
the kind man who put my bag in the overhead bin – and got it down again
good conversation with a Somalian taxi driver
catching up with friends tonight
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