I am writing my Monday post on Tuesday because, well, I’m tired and it was a long weekend.
I remember in college I could stay up all night for a week then recover with a nap and some cold pizza. Now I require three days of sleep and chicken soup (without the noodles) to get over staying up until midnight. Which I did on Saturday night. You would think I’d learn not to do that but I was hanging out with some of the most amazing women and I decided it was worth the sacrifice of being coherent for the next week.
On Friday I drove 8 hours to Oklahoma City for my husband’s law school graduation ceremony. I didn’t tell y’all I was going because I didn’t tell him. It was a huge surprise. It’s not that I don’t trust you all and I am sure you would have kept my secret, but I couldn’t risk it. My 9 children already knew about it and just keeping them from spilling the beans was all I could manage.
I rented a zippy little red car and drove myself to Oklahoma. Considering a 15 passenger van has been my mode of transportation for the past dozen years I felt like I had been released from some kind of prison. I was all in and out of parking spaces like I hadn’t a care in the world.
James was so, so surprised and it was fun to pull it off with my son. The graduation ceremony was beautiful and I am so glad I went. It was better than any church service I have been to in a long time. On Friday night after the first part of the ceremony each graduate took a turn sitting in a chair while the faculty prayed over them. How often do you see THAT at a law school graduation?!
On Saturday after the actual graduation I went to a meeting with the Winter Summit planning team. I hope y’all will go to the Summit in January either in Texas or Oklahoma! It’s going to be an incredible weekend of refreshment and encouragement. You do not want to miss it!!
Then on Sunday came the dreaded 8 hour drive home. It was rough. I got about 2 hours down the road and it felt like I couldn’t drive any more. I kept stopping and walking around then I’d drive another hour or 2. Stop. Walk. Repeat.
I finally got home around 6:00 PM and was so glad to see my family that I fell asleep.
Have a great week!
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