Happy Mother’s Day!

New Hope Church - no, not the Polar Bear Exhibit.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. 🙂 I had a good one, but a busy weekend. Yesterday I did the spring tea for New Hope Church in Powell, OH, just a few minutes from my house. That’s always such a treat since I’m usually traveling all over the place, and it’s nice to just come home after an event every once in a while!

New Hope has been supporting my ministry for a long time, so it’s fun to get to be with them. This was a multi-generational event for moms and daughters, and we had everything from great-grandmas to beautiful little girls in princess dresses. They made a very elegant tea and I did the program. New Hope is also special to me because Nathan and I got married in their old building – I’ve known the pastor there for years. Our church was too small at the time to hold the wedding, so we had it at New Hope. Over the years, the Columbus Zoo grew all around the church until finally they sold the building to the zoo and moved down the street. Now the old building has become the Polar Bear Exhibit, so we always laugh when we tell people we got married at the Polar Bear Exhibit at the zoo. The kids think it’s cool anyway!

Then this morning we did a beautiful arrangement of “At the River” by Aaron Copland with the choir for Mother’s Day (along with all our normally awesome worship music!) which I loved and then my whole larger family went on a picnic and hiking with my mom. Sadly, our oldest is ill, so my husband stayed back with her, and after the hike we opted to stay in for the night so we could all be together. The kids and Nathan made a great dinner (except for the sick one – we gave her a pass) and we just chilled together. Actually, an awesome present of time for us.

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you had a good one too. 🙂

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