Disappointment and Grace

LooHoo and I spent yesterday with about 2,000 other people hanging out at a Girls of Grace conference.  It was a great way to spend a Saturday.  There were good speakers and great worship.  Back in 2005 Jay Pea and I did the same thing in Kentucky.  I loved it then and I loved it now.  It was really fun to listen to Chris Wheeler talk about the importance of waiting for steak – not settling for imitations (beef jerky) – especially when it comes to young girls and relationships.  It was also nice to hear LooHoo’s perspectives on dating, body image, and friends – lots of good excuses to talk about these things as we spent the day listening to the speakers. 

K-Cat and Doodle had Tae Kwon Do rank testing in the afternoon.  I missed the actual testing, but was told that K-Cat was only able to break one of her two boards.  She was assured by everyone at testing that she only had to break one to pass if she did well on all of her other skills.  We’ll know for sure later this week how she actually did.  The hard part was watching her have to deal with failing.  I understand that it is an important life skill for her to learn how to do this, but it is still really hard to watch.  From what I hear, all of her friends and instructors at testing were very supportive, and, today, you’d never know how heartbroken she was yesterday.  We’ll see how she is after testing results are announced this week. 

Hubby barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner and, after the sun went down, we lit a bonfire in the backyard.  It was a very chilly evening so the fire was perfect.  We roasted giant campfire marshmallows and hung out together for some time before the fire died down.  We then headed in to finish Doodle’s craft projects and pack her up for a trip to Nana and Grandpa’s house.  I worked on email again and tucked everyone in pretty early as our busy weekend was scheduled to continue right into and through Sunday – hence the late posting again today!

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