Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An Amazing Surprise

This past Sunday started as any other Sunday. With me getting up later than I intended and rushing around to get 5 of us ready and out the door by 8:50A so I can drop B off in the nursery and head to our 9AM service with the girls on time. By the time I was able to get myself dressed on Sunday, I was about to be late. I did not have time to find something else to wear when I got dressed and found that the dress I had chosen for the day was tighter than I wanted it to be. Well, I thought. I will just wear this sweater over it and since I sit in the back, maybe no one will notice.

We dropped B at the nursery and made it to the service with a few minutes to spare. I took my seat in the back and got the girls all settled and pretty soon the service began.

The band began playing and as usual did a fantastic job of leading worship. Everything was going along as usual and then it happened. Scott, our worship leader, started talking and out of his mouth comes the words "pastor appreciation month" and then "K and Mindy, please come forward".

I am just going to be honest and tell y'all that my first {incredibly shallow} thought was about my dress being too tight and not wanting to stand in front of the whole church. But, because I am a rule follower and I do as I'm told, I went to join hubs at the front.

And then, Scott presented us with the sweetest surprise ever!!!! The whole church had gotten together and given us some amazing gifts for Pastor's Appreciation Month. I dont' think we will ever be able to convey how thankful we are. And, how completely humbled we are. In the envelope that Scott presented to us was a love offering, 3 gift cards to local restaurants, and 6 {yes, 6} coupons for free babysitting!!!!! ALL of these things are a HUGE blessing to our family.

K and I fully believe that God has brought us to this church for HIS purposes. We know He has a plan for us being here and we pray everyday that we will follow His guidance and His will for our lives in this place. Sometimes, it is pretty easy. Sometimes, it's just hard. Sometimes, it downright stinks - you wonder why you're here. Regardless, we pray that we are following HIM in what HE wants done in the time he has given us to be in this place. And while everything we do is for HIM, it is nice to be appreciated. And to be appreciated in such an incredible way? Completely humbling and overwhelming.

So, to our wonderful church family I say thank you. We will never be able to show you how much we appreciate this amazing gift you've given our family. But, I can promise you this. We will continue to pray and ask for God's guidance in all that we do here. We love you all very much.

I am so grateful that I might even be able to forget about my dress being too tight. maybe.

in HIM-

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dress tight = preggers? =)