Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tonight's Service

Seriously in the past few weeks I feel like my brain is just on overload and I can't really ever accomplish anything to it's finish. If I do, I am scrambling to get things together at the last minute. I am typically a Type A detail oriented, organized person but not lately. Lately, I am as scatterbrained as they come.

For the past week I have been working on the memorial service for tonight, trying to line up readers, sciptures, music poetry, etc. Finally yesterday I HAD to make myself get the rest of the details ironed out. (yes, I know, a day before the service). So I sat down and worked on things for a while during the day, made the appropriate phone calls, lined up a babysitter, and by the time Howard got home I was feeling pretty good. Once we got the boys settled in with popcorn and a Hermie video, I sat down to finish the program.

I had asked Howard to find a couple of verses he would like to read, and I figured, it would take him maybe a half an hour. All I needed were his verses and then I could type them in and get to bed. I was completely exhausted. Well, a half an hour later he was watching Monday night Football with his dad. He saw I was frustrated and bless his heart he gave me a verse to type in. I asked for one more and he came over to see my work and sat in front of my computer for what seemed like forever asking about the order of things and didn't I think, this should be before this and maybe I should rearrange that...AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! NOW he wanted to help.

I went to the bedroom and said to God, "OK, God now he wants to help. NOW!" (He (God) has been working on me a lot lately, asking me just to keep my mouth shut and honor Howard for the amazing husband he is, so I needed His consult before I lost my patience with Howard) I took a deep breath and remembered that he is also grieving and needs this. So I let him redo my work, touch things up and pick a new Bible verse and music. I am happy with the final program and service line up and know it will be a blessed night.

Please pray for the details to fall into place and for all of the families there grieving and those who are offering comfort and encouragement to these families. This is what it is all about, coming together as one body and giving thanks for the blessings God has given. I pray that it is a prayerful, worshipful, God filled evening.

The service is tonight at 7:30 (eastern standard time) for those of you who love to pray at the specific time! :-)

15 comments:

Bobbie said...

Praying!!

Connie said...

I'll be praying for you today, that the words come easily for you during the service.

Laurie said...

Kristy,

I know it will be a beautiful service because God had both you and Howard working on it. I love how He brought you together on this one:) Two hurting hearts guided by One Perfect God=Perfect Service. I will be praying for every heart there to feel the touch of God in a deep way. I love you girl and I see you growing so much through all of this. I love what I see. SWEET!!

Love you, Laurie

Valerie said...

I will be praying! Keep honoring God, Kristy! You may not feel like you have it together, but God will work out the details! Have a blessed service - I'll be thinking of your family and especially Isaac and Asher tonight!

Melissa Dovel said...

You have a pleasing spirit of excellence in serving the Lord. Regardless of what happens 2night you will be a blessings and Gods light will shine brightly through you. You have carried this burden twice. God knows your pain and worry He will make strate your path.

Love you Sister,
Melissa

Emily said...

I'll be praying!

zanesmommy said...

Praying for you tonight. It will honor God and your boys!

Laura said...

Praying for you...maybe, like I do, you are blow drying your hair and reading over what you are going to say! Praying for peace as well as a clear voice. You are giving a gift to so many as well as honoring your sweet boys. So looking forward to hearing how it went. Proud of you friend. Wish I was there to smile at you in the front row...deep breaths! Sending love

The VW's said...

I pray it goes well! I'll be praying! I know that whatever you say, it will be such a blessing to many!

Elena said...

Best of luck. I am sure it will turn out beautifully.

Stacy said...

Praying all went well tonight. I'm sure God used you in a mighty way to minister to all of these families...and pray He ministered and comforted you, at the same time. What a gift you have given to these families.

Kirst said...

How did it go?

Corie said...

Praying! You'll do great..probably already done!

Suzie said...

Your hard work paid off, it was a beautiful service, and I am lucky to have been a part of it. Thank you for all of your hard work to make an evening special for a bunch of people. You are amazing. Have a relaxing Wednesday. Love ya!

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

we were thinking of you & howard with all the families :)