I haven't played Not Me! Monday in a while, so I thought I would partake this week. Here are a few things I in fact did not do this past week.
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
I did not travel to the big city to shop at a lovely natural grocery called Trader Joe's. I did not buy a few things I'd been thinking about for a while in a quest to make our diet slightly healthier.
Therefore, the next morning, I did not make multigrain (+ground flaxseed) pancakes. My children did not love them, and I did not feel overly proud at my little accomplishment.
I did not go to a womens retreat this weekend and leave my children for the first time. I did not cry an hour into my driving and then finally feel peaceful.''
I was not excited to see so so so many of my long distance friends. I also was not excited to see women from the church W and I went to in college.
I did not begin weeping the instant worship began. I was not overwhelmed with the sweet presence of the Lord.
Nor, in all [vulnerable] honesty did I lay on my face in the alter for a long amount of time simply weeping at the feet of my Father. I was not a snotty mess, nor was my face swollen the next morning.
I am not grateful for the testimony of the women who led the conference.
I did not miss Shelby in an earnest way.
I did not stay up until 2 in the morning Friday night talking to a dear friend about all of the past few years.
I did not leave the conference a few hours early to come back home and hug my sweet family. I was not entirely grateful to my husband for blessing me with his service. I also was not elated to see he bought me a new vacuum cleaner while I was gone.
Yep, all of this is Not Me! The Lord knows just what we need when we need it. He was so kind to refresh me with His presence. It also was not the first time I had been to a church other than my own in 3.5 years. Wow!