Accompanied by Jennifer Weiner's Certain Girls on my iPod, I drove to Minneapolis yesterday. The 7-hour drive was a breeze and the book ended as I drove onto Katie's street. Excellent beginning to the trip.
Today Katie and I are going to do Day O'Beauty, a favorite from her teenage years. We'll have manicures and pedicures and lunch at a favorite restaurant. I'll probably get my eyebrows waxed. Katie, who has almost no misplaced hair anywhere, will not. (If I didn't love her so much, I'd hate her for that.) We'll go to Sephora. We will shop. And talk. And laugh.
Saturday, we're visiting a possible venue for the wedding reception. Sunday, Craig's family is throwing them an engagement party. Monday, Katie's having what we hope will be a minor gynecological procedure. I will stay as long as she needs me after.
However you pray, I'd appreciate it if you'd bring Katie to God's attention over the next few days. Please hold her in the Light of radiant love and claim for her God's presence and protection.
I've been using these words, sent to me by the fabulous Michelle O'Neil:
The light of God surrounds Katie
The love of God enfolds Katie
The power of God protects Katie
and the presence of God watches over Katie.
Wherever she is, God is, and all is well.
And also with you.