EDIT-HAPPY: I finished the not-yet-a-mom survey. If you want to fill it out, message me your e-mail address! Can’t wait to hear your fun answers!
EDIT 2: Kristin, Kimberly (Beth Elaine, Abby, etc.), can you give me some ideas of questions to ask you? I don’t want to just say “How do you think you’ll parent someday?” I have some good ideas but would love your input!
EDIT: The surveys keep coming–I have 33 now. They’re so good–can’t wait to read the rest. I’ll post some follow-up questions periodically when I need some more specifics. And I’m working on something for you not-yet-moms. I value your input, and besides, I just want your names in the book!
Thanks for praying. The meeting went really well. Tiny Tots was going on at church, so Livi and Nina just hung out with the other kids in a big room with riding toys and balls and stuff. Ava was being clingy and stayed in the room with Pastor Eric and me. But it was a large room with toys in the far corner, so I don’t think she heard any of our conversation. We got a lot accomplished during the meeting which is always a good thing.
He apologized for all the meetings and video shoots and whatnot. Our church is going through a transition period with starting a church plant and a lot of the people and staff leaving to go to the new church. They’ve hired some new people, and it’s all a bit confusing at the moment–who’s in charge of what? But I think we’re all on the same page now.
Pastor Eric’s assistant came to watch the girls while I did the video shoot with the production technology guy. She (the assistant) brought a 2-week-old kitten with her. It’s an orphan that her 15-year-old daughter has adopted, and she brings it to work every day so she can bottle-feed it. The girls loooooved it.
We did the video interview-style which was waaaay more comfortable than trying to remember a script. It took all of five minutes. Beautiful.
Thanks for your encouragement. Enjoy the rain today–it will make your flowers pretty!
Speaking of flowers, we just got some for our porch and deck last week, and I’m having a hard time keeping them thriving. The hanging baskets are doing well, but the others are withering and wilting. We get to church this morning, and there are huge pots of gorgeous flower arrrangements. I ooh and ahh over them and how pretty and full they are. Ava turns to me, mouth agape, and says, “How do they keep them ALIVE?” I had to explain to her that most people know how to keep flowers from dying an early death. Her mother is the problem.
Have a good one!