Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's been a sweet forever since we've talked!!!

Lots of stuff has happened.

The Office has been crazy. Don't have the interweb at home, so we gotta do the blawg thing at The Office.

Anywho, with the kiddos, we just thought we had a final list. And just like teenage girls who change boyfriends more often than I change underwear, they've changed their minds about a few of the things.

C's not doing her monologue. She took it with her when she went on the spring break trip with the SVHS band, started working on it on the way down but got motion-sick and put it away. She said they had NO down time the whole trip, and that she would've worked on it on the way home, but they left FL at about 10:30pm to come home. 13-ish hours later, they were home - and she went to bed. She did say that she'd do it for the Ladies Fellowship Brunch the day before Mother's Day. That makes me happy.

SG may or may not be doing her sax solo. We did most everything else last night for the adults in the sanctuary, and this wasn't something that got done. She's really scared. The "solo" thing isn't for everybody. Her mom can't understand why she can play at school by herself but can't at church. I'm praying that she can "get over the scared" and play on Saturday. I also talked with her mom last night after church - she said she'd find out if she's going to really play or if she thinks she might freeze again. We'll see, but I don't want her to "get burned" by this experience. With some, it's like it leaves a "bad taste" - and they never want to touch any of it again.

M (Mr. Zyor) isn't going to be able to go this weekend, but E (one of the brothers) wrote some poetry. That's going to be a good substitution.

E (the girl) may or may not be entering her photography. I'll be calling her later this evening to check. It needs to be in the binder by tomorrow. And right now, there's no time to be able to print any pics off - unless she gives me pics tonight, and I just don't see that happening. We'll see...

As I mentioned somewhere before, the kiddos did all their stuff for the adults last night at church. They did the whole service. I was impressed that they'd be given the whole service, but sometimes Pastor surprises me - just like I surprised him last night.

I read the 2 poetry entries (cause they were too chicken to read them for themselves - CHICKEN!!!! It was really rather awful the amount of chicken that was oozing from their direction.). E did her solo. It was beautiful. I'm not sure how many people had heard the second song in her medley, but there was a wonderful reaction. E, M, & C did their sign language to "I Can Only Imagine". It tore the place up. You could feel the adults gettin' their worship on. Oh yes ma'am, you could - and it was spine-tingling. The whole group got in the puppet stage to do their skit and song.

On a side note, Pastor and Deacons 1, 2, & 3 didn't know that I was making puppets to look like them. So when the puppets came up for the song, the whole place erupted in laughter.

Then, the whole group went over to the piano and sang "How Great is Our God", "Word of God, Speak", and "Jesus Will Still Be There", and the adults were back to the tears. It was a wonderful evening.

I'm so very proud of these kids. They've done a total 180 in the last 6 months. They've also decided to re-name themselves. They are no longer the Prince of Peace Youth Group. They are now, Revolution.

I think they just might cause a revolution...