Sometime on Friday I realized the sickness I had somehow seemed to avoid, well it had caught up with me. Two days later, I wake up and realize I am still not fully well. So that means I will miss the main thing of my job. You work all week to prepare for Sunday. You look forward to seeing all your friends- young ones and young at heart. When you don't see them it throws everything off. It just doesn't seem right- all day, it just hasn't seemed right.
Missing a Sunday also means you must make phone calls and extra work on the Childhood Ministries staff. I work with some incredible ladies and one awesome man who leads our kids each week in Worship. Well to make a long story short- some of them had sicks kids and that creative and crazy man who leads worship was fighting sickness himself. I appreciate each of you who made sense of a crazy morning and evening. I am so thankful for you!
I missed seeing my church family today. I missed my friend and colleague's 5th anniversary celebration (congrats Asble family!). I missed seeing little faces excited to be in the incredible space God has blessed us with at First Baptist of Cleveland. I missed being in God's house on God's day. However, I am pretty sure it was best for my germs and myself to stay at home. It will make me look forward to this coming Sunday even more.