I had three phone calls before Kate and I finished prayer this morning, two more before school started. I think I had three when I checked at lunch, and five more when I started towards volleyball. Another three between then and religious ed., and a final five from then until the end of youth group. Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to answer any of them. But, I did get some fun songs--sung and recorded--and some very sweet messages. I did, finally, get to answer the last two phone calls of the night.
At the end of volleyball practice I told the girls that I had two gifts for them. The first was that I was headed to St. Louis for my brother's wedding this weekend, so they do not have practice. The best gift I could have gotten...are you ready for this...they groaned. "Can't we practice anyway?" Music to a coach's ears. They did cheer when I told them of their second gift--cupcakes.
Religious education is always fun. We worked on trying to learn double-dutch. We weren't too successful. Then, instead of donuts tonight, Kate had a big cake made for me. I got a beautiful Spanish song sung and subsequently got my face pushed into my cake. Had to see it coming. Fun colored icing up my nose. Youth group was fun as usual. Human pyramids and prayer. What more, really, could I have asked for?