Our church plant had its first core team meeting a week and a half ago. We were incredibly blessed that a church in the area opened up its doors to us and gave us a meeting room. They also provided childcare workers for our children. Isn't that crazy awesome? That is just one of many ways God has blown us away throughout this process.
That night we got in small groups and got to know each other better, we worshipped, we listened to Curtis share from the Word and talk about where all of this is headed, and we prayed. I'll be corny right now and say that it was a really special time.
Afterward, I picked up my kids and brought them into a hallway where some people were standing around and visiting. I got deep into a conversation (not that it was a deep conversation) with my friend Amber (who makes me laugh a lot) and suddenly she asked, "Where's Jackson?" I had that moment of "Oh my gosh, I forgot I was still in charge!" I looked down the hall and he was doing this.
Moments later Annabeth realized it wasn't fair that Bubba was getting to have all the fun and she squirmed out of my arms.
Aaaaaaaaannnnddddd the preacher's kids were born.
The blurry photos should show you the speed at which my children were moving about the room. What I am unable to share with you through pictures is the noise.
When I could manage them (if you can call it that) no longer, I approached Curtis mid-conversation and kindly said, "I just need you to remember that we are still here." To which he replied, "Remember, you have your own car."
Aaaaaaaannnnddddd the preacher's wife was born.
I hope you are laughing or at least smiling at these big moments in our lives because I am doing both. I love our birth story.