Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hello Isabelle, It’s me, Mommy.

As you know, from my previous post, we are in the trenches of children’s ministry this week. I have been looking forward to and dreading it, in equal portions. Looking forward to it, because I’ve been out of direct ministry for a while, at least since I was pregnant. And I LOVE serving in this capacity. Dreading it because it will be four days when I will not see my daughter or husband, virtually at all. I don’t feel so bad about not seeing Conrad, we can go to lunch together, and he can take care of himself. But I will very much miss my time with Isabelle.

Growing up in a ministry family, this kind of thing was just life. I think from the time I was born, I spent most of my evenings and weekends at church waiting for my parents, or cleaning bathrooms, or getting involved as I got older. So I guess it’s just usual for me to jump in like this. But it doesn’t change my constantly split desire to serve my family and serve my church…in the 3.5 free hours I have every day after work!

Don’t forget me, Baby Girl! I’ll be home Saturday!


Tara said...

Best wishes this week as your children's ministry week begins. Isabelle will never forget you -- you're her mom! If you aren't able to see her at all over the next four days, Saturday will be a fabulous reunion. My first trip away from Carlie, she was just over a year and when she saw me her eyes lit up, she had a huge smile on her face and she gave me a huge hug - it brought tears to my eyes, something she won't remember, but I will always.

jaydensjourney said...

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Isabelle is going to miss you, but I am sure Dad will spoil her a little bit. Being gone is always hard, but it's definitely harder on mom than baby.

Natalie said...

Have a great time with the ministry this weekend. I know this is the stuff you love, so I know it'll go great.

Thanks for lunch yesterday, it was great to catch up. We'll have to do it again soon to celebrate your birthday!