I am tired.
I am stuffed full with awschum Omaha food delights.
I am grateful for friendships that cross boundaries into family.
I am overwhelmed with how God reveals snippets of His plan for each one of us.
I am filled to the brim with love for my daughter.
This quick trip to my home town and back for a purity conference with Maddi, Ceesa and Miss Em was chock full of laughing, listening, observing, praying, eating, sleeping and wondering.
My take-away (thoughts ~ gift of knowledge) from the conference?
. . . . . I have never seen so many long skirts in one room!
What? This is t-r-u-t-h people! I am a funny-fun girl and I won't change that part about me.
My mature take-away is a reminder how God made us all so different and how each one of us has our own, unique walk with Him. He made us to desire to belong and feel a part of something bigger than ourselves. Our common thread is we all fall short of the perfect life of Christ and our purpose is to drop our sins at the cross and walk away with a renewed sense of purpose; to fulfill His plan for us. We may look, dress, talk and come from different backgrounds, but we walk away knowing these are simply distractions from living in His glory.
I will rest tonight in my own bed, in my husband's arms and thank God for the blessings in my life . . . . including those blessings in disguise.