Daily Archives: 11:52 pm

Silent night…

We had a special community service tonight at my church.  I always love these because there are people representing all the little churches in my little town.  It’s exciting to me to share our worship style with others, and especially to get a glimpse into the worship styles of others.  I’m a liturgy girl.  I love it.  I love to sing hymns from an actual hymnbook.  I love to recite creeds.  I love responsive readings and group prayers.  But I know that not every one does.  And that’s ok.  I don’t want to worship like that every time, either.  Getting a glimpse into the “average” worship styles of other groups is refreshing to me.  Choirs swaying and clapping.  A preacher who moves so much that the microphone keeps falling off.  “Amen” and “Yes, Lord” being lifted up as the spirit moves.  It’s exciting!  Tonight I felt like I was inside that movie The Fighting Temptations(which is a good movie with an even better sound track).

Anyway, after church we stopped by my mom’s house.  I found out that she was off work all this coming week!  (Woo-hoo!!!)  I have a doctor’s appointment set for tomorrow morning.  I try to always get my appointments set for Monday or Wednesday mornings so that I can go while the kids are at “school”.  Well, somehow it got past me(and my pregnancy-brain) that the kids don’t have school tomorrow.  I was trying to figure out what to do with them when it dawned on me that (if she didn’t mind), my mom could keep the kiddos!  I asked, she said “of course”.  And I decided to press my luck with “Well, they’re already here and it’s already bed time.  They could just spend the night, you know?  :-)”.  She took the bait, and I’m at home in a quiet house.  And tomorrow morning will be a quiet morning!  I can’t explain how excited I am about that!  I know that I’ve complained constantly during this pregnancy, but it’s still mornings that are the worst.  I still feel pretty crappy most mornings.  I still have nausea and vomitting.  And with the cold I’ve had all week, it’s just been worse.  So…Mama, if you’re reading this, Thank you!  I love you, and you’re a saint!

So now I’m off to (silently in my silent house) read a little bit before I go to bed.  And although I’ll miss my morning cuddles with my cuties, it’ll be nice to take my time in the morning without having to make milk cups or watch “Blues Clues”.