I remember the moment, months and months ago, when I told God, this is Your story, and if there is ever a time or place you want me to share it, I will. So when the opportunity for me to speak to a mother daughter banquet came up, I said a whole hearted, "yes!".
That is why I find myself up early on a Saturday morning, getting ready to fly into Louisville right smack dab in the middle of the Kentucky Derby weekend. I am a home body at heart, and I hate leaving my family, but I'm so excited about being there tonight, and I'm so excited about staying with my friend Laurin, that I think I'm going to be able to handle the separation. It is, after all, just a one-nighter =).
But that brings me to what I'm really concerned about: last night's thunder storm and what it did to me in the sleep deprivation department. I went to bed at midnight thinking, "I might be a little tired in the morning." Then I closed my eyes and heard the first gusty crash of thunder, and I realized "a little tired" might be putting it lightly. I can't sleep in thunderstorms. Period. And this one last night went on til 5:00 this morning. So basically I feel like dead man walking right now. I'm hoping Starbucks will put a little pep in my step, but I would also appreciate a quick prayer if you think about it.
And now if I plan on making that plane, I better get a move on. Have a great weekend!