Last night my plane landed just in time for me to listen to Women’s Conference. It was so good! If you missed it, you can watch it HERE.
I got home just as Nathan was turning off Fantasia for the children to sleep, and I loved surprising them! They were so shocked to see me, and so sleepy, that they couldn’t even rouse almost. It was like walking into their dreams. I was glad to hug them, and to tuck in the baby, who got in one whispered “Mama” with a smile before falling back asleep.
This morning was back to the normal chaos, with suit pieces and why-are-you-still-wearing-Spring-dresses-but-whatever and ties and lace socks and now-it’s-time-to-go-because-I-preach-today.
It’s my turn for the 24 hour shift at the hospital, which runs from 745 Sunday morning to 830 Monday morning – a ministry which is intensified by it being Fast Sunday. I cover the whole hospital, and hold two chapels. It makes for a long day, but means I will have tomorrow off to sleep and do laundry before leaving town again.
Nathan brought the children to eat dinner with me in the cafeteria tonight. They loved seeing where I work, as much as what they can, and they love singing in the chapel. I was glad to spend some time with them, and to give Nathan a little break.
Mary wrote me 2 emails:
They are so funny, and I adore them – even that toddler who is a punk. Kirk was extra cuddley, and Barrett seemed back to himself, Anber was having a happy day, and Alex and I talked about being a gentleman in Sunday School. We sang and danced in the rain, and hopefully wore them out for Papa to get them into bed easily.
Families are everything! Even when we aren’t very good at it, and all of us learning together. Watch out YouTube channel as we start putting up short videos about marriage and parenting in response to questions we are getting since the book came out!