I will probably never hear the end of it about forcing "the hubs" to go to a New Year's eve concert. We got a group of adults together and several youth to go the the (M)Pact concert in Nashville. The first 4 hours were awesome. The last hour, we decided, was just not for us.
These kids were the main reason we went...other than the $20 ticket price!
Let me tell you about how we have come full circle! Original post 3 years ago we went to a little known concert one weekend. It was full of fun and games and a free hot dog/burger dinner. After dinner there was a message and then a band played. They were good...really good. So good in fact that my youngest (at age 9) wanted their autograph. It might have been the start of our spiritual journey, only we didn't know it. That band? Sidewalk Prophets.
And they were just as good 3 years later...and yes, he asked for their autograph again. Some day little man, some day!
This guy was awesome. I'm not sure of his name, but he was an illusionist...a fancy name for "magician". Ha. But he was awesome. I'm sure if I researched it, I would find out how he did this, but it would kill the whole trick. I'd rather just wonder!
Matthew West. Enough said. Awesome, amazing, priceless. We are all still singing "I am a Child of the One True King!" His testimony brought tears. Worth.every.penny.
The eldest left Friday afternoon for a 2 day church activity in Nashville. He was super excited and sent us several texts while there letting us know he was having a blast. (Un)lucky for me, they came back to the church (at 11pm) to spend the night (before getting up early the next morning to go again) and requested I bring him allergy/cold medicine. Again (un)lucky for me, I forgot to bring aspirin for his sore throat Friday night and he called me again (early) Saturday to run it up. Other than the fact that it is less than a mile from us, it was still 6 AM...and cold out! :( But you do it for your kids. (I did make daddy go get him that night when they got in at midnight! :)
Anyway, after he left on Friday, I happened to find a sheet of paper on the printer. It made me say wow. It made me smile and yet it made me want to cry. (Because no one wants to think of their child dying.) But it made me realize...in all our ups/downs, we ARE doing something right!
After editing this picture from yesterday, I decided to add his words to it. Pretty insightful for a