Thursday, October 04, 2007

good times

well, last nite was bittersweet. it was wade's last nite to play music for OU RUF. he has been doing this for over six years now and it is a part of him. laboring with doug in RUF is probably one of the favorite things he has ever done. God has seen it fit for this chapter to close, but it went out with style. we were both overwhelmed by the love and support shown by our friends during this time. blake and kara simonson drove to norman on a wednesday nite to be here for this, as did sam negus. brian hewes showed up (okay he moved back yesterday, but still...) and it felt somewhat reunionish. when blake got up to play with wade and the band, kara and i thought we were in heaven watching them play together again. clint and wade and blake. so fun. of course nicole made me cry. singing be still my soul with the Church didn't help on the crying front. it was just so overwhelmingly beautiful. poor doug, though. he got pretty sick. jessie maynard made an awesome shirt for wade that says, "pray for tuning" and that was just great. several people got together and donated money to get wade a hefty gift card at his favorite restaurant, buffalo wild wings (sick out; i know, right?). doug gave wade some books and some good words. after RUF we went out to coach's for some beer and fellowship. it was a great evening spent with old friends and new. God is good to His people. leaving norman will be so very difficult.

so, things are about to get really crazy.

tomorrow we head out with the spears on a long drive to the young married's retreat at haminha. looking forward to this very much. nervous about leaving knox, i am so attached to that child! he is my baby! not really excited about the game yet, it is pretty much a duel between two losers as far as i am concerned right now. yes, i am spoiled and immature regarding the sooners. sam was reminding me of this last nite, and i am quite sure he is right, but at present i am not looking for growth in this area. ;) it will be fun to do some antiquing and have a nice leisurely (especially after our EIGHT MILE run last sunday nite) run with kirsten and meghan.

monday nite wade will go to dallas and the children and i will meet him there thursday nite. friday morning wade and i will leave for santa monica to attend will canon's wedding. that should be really fun. chewy and steph helped me find the perfect dress for this shindig. i mean, there will be crazy LA people there and i wish i didn't care what they think of me, but unfortunately i really will care. i don't want to hear, "you look great for having three children!" which is what people say. i have to believe their intentions are good, but come on, are you serious? does that sound like a compliment? it is like, you look good for having a large nose. yes it is, don't argue. especially if you haven't had three children. anywho...we will be staying here. with an oceanview room. they are getting married on the beach and it will be my first beach wedding. it will be my first california visit, actually. i am much more a south east girl, but am excited to see california nonetheless. upon returning home, wade will leave the next morning (monday) for michigan for the week.

that is only the first half of the month!

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Blogger John Stuart said...

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9:57 PM  
Blogger John Stuart said...

so sad i couldn't be there to rock the house with wade at his last RUF hooah.

and i'm glad you guys can mix things up a bit with traveling and the whole move business. i think it's good to mix things up sometimes (see living in central america), though certainly not always easy (see living in c. america).

i'll come visit in D-town.

21 days of vacation. let that be with you as you bubblewrap and shuffle possessions..

9:57 PM  
Blogger kyle said...

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

He is and will be your strength as you deal with this exciting and difficult time.

btw, there's some weird guy trying to be wade...playing guitar and trying to act cool. i think we should all put this guy in his place! you are already missed.

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

true that, kyle
courtney

12:33 PM  

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