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:
I love you, Mom!
"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."