Whew! The week is finally over. It was so busy and consuming, I couldn’t even think.
Like Christmas, without the presents. Or pie.
Jacob didn’t win any awards for his movie, but he was a finalist, which is an honor. Getting into the festival means you are semi-finalist. Then on awards night you find out if you were a finalist.
But oh.my.goodness. Every night went so late and up early the next day. I don’t do well with that. I’m not 17 any more people. Slow down the pace a little, will ya?
Today our Minnesota guests headed back north and it only took me about 5 minutes after they left to decide to sleep the rest of the day. My knee (thanks to so many of you for asking) is doing a little better. I am sure this week of slowing down will help.
Friday was the best day for Jacob. Everywhere we looked there were kids playing with our little octopus toys. His movie showing was standing room only. He got great reviews.
What I love most about this event is watching the people. Families all together. Women dressed modestly. Friends hugging. It’s the love of Christ. There’s a bond, knowing we love each other so deeply and we all want to lift each other up to glorify the Lord.
And the movies! So wonderful. Our favorite (besides “Tentacle Reef” of course) was “Runner from Ravenshead“. Even if you usually ignore my recommendations, this is the time to listen. Go buy this movie. Your kids will love it. You will want to show it to friends. It’s wholesome, funny, adventurous, sweet and inspiring for the young film-maker.
Last night was more restful. Our guests had dinner with us and we talked while the kids played. It was so sweet to see Grace and her friend dress up like Anne and Diana (from “Anne of Green Gables”).
I love that our 20 year old girls can enjoy being young ladies. What a blessing!
I know I often mention that my kids are so helpful. Maybe you’re tired of hearing it. But when they offer to cook the meal so I can rest my leg and they have such a good time together in the kitchen….it just blesses this mom’s heart.
Black bean soup, cornbread, angel food cake AND Grace’s fabulous chocolate chip cookies. Now’s it’s more like Christmas.
I am so glad to be getting back to normal. Or normal-ish.
Just in time for….what?! Christmas.