Saturday, May 2, 2009

on the road again

Or more accurately, on the road for the first time, at least in the way I'm doing it. This morning I am embarking on my first ever trip to share our story of Poppy and Adrienne, and God's faithfulness to us through both of those girls. I've had several chances to give a brief testimony here and there locally, but never have I boarded a plane and gone somewhere like Southern Indiana for the express purpose of telling our story. I am so excited!

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!

8 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

Hi Sweetie,

I am praying for you right now to "wake up" and be full of energy. You will be a blessing to these ladies as you share your journey with them. I know He will touch many hearts through your faithfulness. I love you Angie. You will do great, I just know it.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Anonymous said...

Angie, we are soooo looking forward to your visit this evening. I know that God is going to bless you for coming and us for you being here. You are probably in flight as I write this so I am praying for travel safety at this moment, also for what God has given to you to say to us. I will see you shortly.

Lisa...in Hanover Indiana

Emily said...

What an amazing opportunity you have...I hope you blog about your experience. Praying for a safe trip!

beccad said...

Angie that is so exciting. I will keep you in my prayers. God has wonderful plans ahead for your story I'm sure of it.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today. I am so glaf that I found it.
I am still new to the land of blog, but so loving reading others stories.
Everyone has a story and so many of them are so touching....
Hope you will stop by for a visit.
The May give-away has started and this month there will be 10 winners.
I will be blogging from Disney World soon

Robyn Raffert said...

Angie,
I met you tonight at Hanover Baptist Church. You are a strong person with a powerful testimony as to how you decided to lean on God and not spend your days filled with anger. I lost a baby at 11 weeks of pregnancy and the next year on the same day I had my youngest precious daughter. At the time I wanted nothing more than to have her on any day but Aug. 10, the day that I lost the other baby. Now I realize that He was blessing me, but I didn't open my eyes to see it. Thank you for sharing such a dark season in your life. I know it couldn't have been easy, but you did it with grace. We truly appreciate you coming and speaking, sharing yours (and God's) story.

Robyn

Anonymous said...

Angie...Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! What a tremendous story and want an awesome God we have. I cannot tell you how many women have come up to me today and expressed how much your story meant to them and what joy our Heavenly Father has given you. Your's is truly a story of God's faithfulness to you as well as your faithfulness to Him. My prayer is that God will continue to use you for His glory. Again thank you for leaving your girls to be with us yesterday. I hope to see you again in the future.

Lisa...in Hanover Indiana

Kenzie said...

Sweet friend-
Just getting a chance to read this now but I really hope that you had a WONDERFUL trip and that God was able to tell a powerful story through you and your girls' lives! I know He always blows me away so no doubt it was fabulous! Hope you can get some good rest tonight! Love ya!
Kenz