When you go on a weekend trip and forget your bag…
Who does that!? 😂
This past weekend I got to go with my husband to visit my best friend from college (also Liz 😆) for her birthday weekend! We stayed at Liz’s parents’ house, walked around Beaver’s Bend, hung with the family, and visited her church on Sunday!
We went straight to Liz’s house to eat dinner and hang out. Around 11pm we drove around the corner to her parents’ house where we would be staying for the weekend. We started to unload the car to go inside. And then I realized I didn’t see my weekender bag in the backseat. I looked up at Michael.
Did you load my bag? Please tell me you grabbed my bag. Where’s my bag? Is it sitting in the master bedroom still where I left it once I finished packing? Is this for real?… Unbelievable. This has never happened 😂 How!? I’m dumbfounded. 😶 Whatever, let’s just get inside at eleven o’clock at night and we can figure it out later. 🙃
Well. We did in fact forget to load the bag in the car. So, we stayed up late trying to figure out what to do. I picked out some necessities on the Walmart app so that Michael could run to the store in the morning. Bless him. As time went on, I was just annoyed at the situation. Like, what in the world?? 😤😭 If you know me, when I feel a negative emotion it’s pretty consuming (yay ADHD), so it’s hard for me to work my way out of that and get out of my own way. Michael’s a saint for being the best teammate and working through it with me, but especially because he has to bear the brunt of it (🏅). So after a few hours of sleep, a few tough conversations, and being distracted by a day out and about in Broken Bow, we were good to go! 😅
Even though Broken Bow has a small Walmart, they had the necessities. Plus, Liz’s parents had supplied several toiletry items in case we needed them (and boy did I 😩😂). So I lived out of a Walmart sack for the weekend and it was fine. I also got a hotdog and Mtn Dew Saturday lunch so it was a good day. 😂 Broken Bow has some cute, fun spots, so it’s always nice to drive around there. Plus, we took our dogs on a walk with us at Beaver’s Bend! So fun. The pups were being pretty cute (see photos below).
Sunday we went to Broken Bow, First Assembly of God where Liz is the interim worship leader and her family attends. Boy was it good!! I just cried during the whole worship music portion 😅 It was good to worship freely with friends that are family that I don’t see often. I was encouraged by their faith and worship!
The sermon that morning was over 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 and I was really encouraged. I was reminded that God’s power is perfected in my weakness (verse 9). So weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecution, difficulties (verse 10)—whatever it may be, God’s grace is with me and His power goes before me. His grace comforts me and His power covers me. So when my thorn (verse 8) aka weakness (ADHD) and difficulties (ADHD causes emotional deregulation, anxiety, and depression symptoms) cause me to fall short or feel less than, I know that God sustains me. He is still working in me, through me, and around me. He is glorified in these things because His power surpasses my weakness. I’ll be thinking about that reminder for awhile.
Hope everyone else had a good weekend ❤️