This week certainly had its emotional ups and downs, but thankfully it ended on an "up" (in more ways than one). Today was a really good day. I spoke in church and, the truth is, though it's a lot of work and usually comes with some stress, I really do enjoy doing public speaking.
After church, because we were the only ones around and I wasn't in the mood to cook, Maddy and I went on a little lunch date.
And then after lunch, we had to head out to the other end of the city to watch soccer. Julie's team made it into the championship game for the tournament they were in, and they WON in a dramatic, exciting game (against a strong team that beat them 3-0 just the day before).
In the evening, because it was one of the most beautiful days we've had all summer, Marcel and I headed to the Forks with my sister and his brother (who happen to be married to each other) to enjoy drinks on a patio while our children all hung out together at their house.
Add all of that fun to some of the really wonderful, vulnerable, refreshing conversations I've been having with some people (in person and online) and it all ended up being quite a fulfilling, inspiring week after all was said and done. No, not all of the issues from my last post have been worked out, but a different perspective certainly is a good thing.