- Yesterday my brother Jason and I traveled to Kansas for my grandmother's funeral. It was so good to get to spend time with him. My brother is this interesting mix of serious theologian and total crackup. In response to my saying, "Isn't it sad to think that we won't have so much of a reason to visit Topeka any more?", he deadpanned, "Well, there's always the night life."
- Remember I said I'd rather meet Anne Graham Lotz than Brad Pitt? See how I've been quoting her new book like a crazy woman? Guess what?! She was on my plane to Atlanta yesterday!!!!!! I tried not to hyperventilate (I know this is not healthy BUT I do love her because she loves God so much, so that's not terrible, right?), and I said to her as I walked past, "I'm traveling with your new book today." She said, "If you'll bring it up to me once we're in the air, I'll sign it for you." How gracious and kind! So I did. My brother thinks I'm a basket case, but that little encounter probably made my month.
- It was great to see my aunt and two of my cousins last night. It was sad to be at my uncle's house for the first time since his death and to know that he and my grandmother won't greet me at the door. It makes me look forward to heaven even more than I did yesterday. I'm filled with the hope that they'll meet me at the door of our new home.
Sorry this is kind of a scattered post. This blogging business has gotten to be sort of how I process.