My mother, she is amazing.
She also didn't blink at the THIRTEEN people in the house. Travis and Elijah were guests of the girls (and they brought cards and gifts as well!), Syd had a friend, and Justin is staying with us for the weekend. Mom was the perfect hostess.
(((loud applause for an outstanding woman)))
My birthday? One of the most remarkable for me, because of it's UNremarkable-ness (a made up word. Thank you.) This season of my life is one of contentedness, it seems. I don't know that I've ever experienced feeling so settled. All day long, there were text messages and facebook posts and emails and phone calls wishing me a happy birthday, and through it all I just felt fine. I even got a birthday biscuit at my 7:00 a.m. meeting - complete with a candle. And then I got the rest of the day off.
I'm settled. I love my savior, my church, my family, my job, my friends, my best friend, the rhythm of my days and nights. I am thankful.
So let's do it—full of belief, confident that we're presentable inside and out. Let's keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let's see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching. Hebrews 10.22-25, The Message