April 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm 1 comment

Today started out with a dead battery in my van and four kids (three of the mine) dreaming of McDonald’s for breakfast.

McDonald’s turned to cereal, and mostly accommodating smiles (except for a attitude battle with one of mine).

I called my hero, who smiled at me, even though I’m a complete dork and left it on accessory all night.

Worship was so awesome today.  I don’t know what it is, but the more I live through, the more sweet worship is.  Such a release to continue to praise the one who can hold us together, giving more strength.  I can’t help but lift my hands and clap and sing to the one who is so sweet to me.

Sunday School we made some palm branches.  The kids were so good with it and I was so glad.  I accidentally gave them a worksheet that covered the resurrection story…oops.  We made it through that.  I supposed it’s worth going over twice, right?

Went to pick up my Mom from my brothers.  She was really tired and by then, but we still managed to make ourselves do a little shopping while we were in town.

My footsies still hurt, so I must have done a good job.

I’m so tired, I don’t even feel like playing with my new craft punch.  Wow.  That’s tired.

I guess it’s probably time to make some calls and get some underw*ear clean for the fam for the Monday…

So much going on this weekend, so much on my mind and heart…so many.  Prayers for you, dear ones.  I wish I had something incredibly inspirational to write, but words feel so empty.  Prayers…

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  • 1. ~E  |  April 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing the palm branches idea that someone else shared with you. Turned out great in my class.

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