Thursday, February 6, 2014

My Ramblings, My Friend and JP on the Sleeve

It's so strange. We have our first event coming up with our youth group without her here. Thankfully, it's a pretty simple one. This coming Saturday we are having a Girl's Night of Worship with our 7th-12th grade girls, and I'm really very excited about it! CHANIKA MCLELLAND will be leading worship for us. She led at our girl's event last year and did a phenomenal job. She has a beautiful heart and has been blessed with such awesome talent. I think it's going to be a great night!

But back to that first sentence I started with... It's so strange. She's not here anymore. I'm taking on responsibilities she so gracefully and secretly handled. I had no idea what all she did behind the scenes even when I worked right next to her. Gaahhhlly. My mom. That woman. I tell ya. She was incredible. What a gift we had when she was here with us. Oh, I miss her. I hope to make her proud. I hope she's looking down at me and smiling. I'm doing my best, Mom. I'm doing my best!

I have to give a big shout out to my right hand woman - Maegan. I seriously don't know what I would do without this girl. We've always been a team.

It's always been Mom, me and Maegan.

Now it's me and Maegan. We are the team.

She is my glue. She's become like a sister to me during this time. She doesn't even know this, but she keeps calling me at the exact second I need her to when I'm having a crappy moment. And I just have to say, I feel like we have done a great job stepping up and filling some pretty big shoes my mom left behind. Shoes that we, honestly, never wanted to fill. There's no one else I would rather have by my side to be my teammate, my support, my right hand woman, my cheerleader, my make-ma-laugh-when-I'm-sad buddy and my let's-talk-about-janet-because-we-love-to friend.

I also am super excited about our t-shirts for this event on Saturday. I think it's our best yet! Want a sneak peek?.... Okay! Here you go:

JP on the sleeve... Janet Pate. That's my mom, and she is forever with us!
I love you, Mom!

"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."


  1. the cute!!

  2. You and your friend are gorgeous! And the shirt...precious. I'm sure your mom is so proud of you and your family. :)