Well, we finally made it back to the old Center Hill Church of Christ (pronounced Sinner Hill, if you are a good local) and it's always like a family reunion for me. Granted,the only members that I am actually related to are my parents and sister. It is like a family reunion though, because when I leave I am exhausted (in a wonderful way) from all the hugs and the times I repeat certain phrases.
Yes, I have a bazillion children.
Why thank you for saying my bazillion children are cute!
Congratulations on your marriage, kid,graduation,etc.!
I'm sure you know what I am talking about. Going back to my "home congregation" makes me want to sing the cheer's theme song. Indulge me for a moment (or sing along!):
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. And they're always glad you came. You wanna go where you can see troubles are all the same. You wanna go where everybody knows your name. Dah dah dah dah dum dum.
Wasn't that fun? (I'm not sure about the lyrics. That's the way I sing it, though.)
Today my dad gave me the greatest compliment of my life. He said I was a good mom. Okay,so he doesn't see me on the days I'm at the end of my rope, haven't had a shower, and my house is just ridiculous. But oh, it made me feel so good! And I can't take a bit of credit. I have had the kindest mother of all time. And grandmother of all time. And now I have the best mother-in-law. Obviously, God knew I was going to need a lot of help. So let's just stop right now and say a prayer of thanksgiving.
Thank you, Lord, for surrounding me with kind women, with strong women, and women who love you and want to do what you say. Thank you that there are women who love my children almost as much as I do. Thank you for all the stories in the bible concerning women, so we have some examples to look to. And thank you for allowing me to be a mother. Amen!
I love you, ladies.