Trever and I went this Sunday to see Casting Crowns with Matt Redman in concert. I bought the tickets back in August, for Trever's birthday. It was a three hour drive, and by the time we got there, I think neither of us were really in the mood for a concert. But, our seats were great (2nd row, basically right in front of the stage)and after it was over we were really feeling uplifted and glad we came.
Casting Crowns is a really amazing group. Their songs are powerful and musical talent is great, but my favorite part was listening to the testimony between the songs. It is so neat to hear about the circumstances that surrounded the writing of their songs, which were all written through their life and ministry experiences. I would love to see them again at some point, and am planning to purchase their new cd, which releases mid November.
On the home front, we are all hanging in there. I have another appointment with the midwife tomorrow, and have to start going every week from this point on. In some ways it amazes me that little Owen will be here so soon, but in other ways I am starting to feel more easily tired and weary, both physically and emotionally. Trever's convalescent leave is coming to a close; he goes back to work on Monday.
I'm kind of in a weird place. I miss my friends, but at the same time I feel too weary to call or try to get together. I want to get organized, and see lots of things I want to get done, but I don't feel like I posses the energy to do any of it. I really feel I need to be concentrating on prayer and time with the Lord in the word, but every time I try to pray I really struggle with my mind wandering off. It's like I can't focus. Kind of puts me in a funk.
All that to say, I am trusting God to get us through this transition. We'd appreciate all your prayers. My heart is so grateful for my husband, who has been wonderfully supportive, caring and gentle with me, and for our children, who I long to be a better mother and friend to. It seems sometimes we grow in spurts, rather than at a constantly steady pace. :)