Hello, blog friends. Long time no see. I hope you have had a good week. It has been an eventful couple of weeks for me.
I haven't been able to blog about the recording weekend yet. It was an overwhelming and wonderful weekend. There was so much to accomplish with the weekend. I look back, and I don't remember being stressed at all as I was in the middle of it. It was as if the grace of God picked me up and carried me through the whole experience. Which is exactly what He did. God did amazing things that I could never have imagined, and I am very grateful, and very much in awe of His kindness.
When the event was over, I stayed up late Sunday night in our hotel lobby and visited with lots of friends who had come from all over to be a part of the DVD. Friends from NC, SC, TN, WY(!), and a massive CA overtaking. This sanguine was on happy overload. We laughed and laughed and laughed some more. I was delirious with exhaustion, but I couldn't feel it yet. I was just having fun.
Angela and I got up mid-morning on Monday and started the journey back to Nashville. We had to be back in time to pick the kids up from school. We made it, and had a fun reunion with them that afternoon.
Then it happened. I began to crash. I mean, really crash. We're talking full emotional meltdown. I knew I was tired. And I knew I was prone to be a little emotional and maybe even dramatic about such a big weekend. But I wasn't ready for this down of a down. The days following were tough. I had to constantly renew my mind with the Word of God, continually confessing to Him who He is, and who I am in Him, reminding myself to be thankful and eternally grateful to be saved and FULLY LOVED.
It's silly, I know. Such a great weekend. So blessed with such a wonderful weekend and fun recording with people I love so much. And I could not snap out of my funk.
I am feeling much better now. And my perspective is back on track. I will never be able to express my thanks to everyone who was a part of the weekend of January 25, 2009. Whether you played in the band, operated a camera, came to be in the audience, sang in the choir, WHATEVER...I am so thankful to worship God with you during this moment in time. I am SO EXCITED to put some finishing touches on the project here in the next couple of months. The CD releases June 16, and the DVD releases sometime after that (maybe October?).
OK. Enough of that.
Some of you called me out about my birthday...thanks for the well wishes! Doggone that facebook telling my secrets. It was a great birthday, on the day of the Super Bowl and everything. And it was super cool that one of my best friends was in the Super Bowl - Kurt Warner! And by 'best friend,' I mean he has no idea who I am. But still. I feel sure he and Brenda want to hang out with Angela and me. They just don't know it.
I got some great presents for my birthday. But the funniest gift I got is this t-shirt, which happens to be the funniest t-shirt I've ever seen in my life:
HAHAHA Is that the funniest t-shirt in the world? Please tell me you get it. PLEASE! 'Cause not all of my friends got it at first glance. :-)
Tomorrow is our first Living Proof Live of the year. Yessssssssss. IT HAS BEEN TOO LONG OF A BREAK. I am ready to get back at it. We are in El Paso this weekend. Are you close to El Paso? Are you coming? I am so ready for some teaching from you-know-who. CAN'T WAIT!
It's so good to talk to you again. I'm glad to be back in the land of the living. There's more we need to talk about, not the least of which is Idol (can I get a whoop whoop for Anoop and Danny?). We'll talk about that later. Happy weekend to you. I will post again when we make it to El Paso.