December 31, 2008
tonight while most of you will be with friends, family, at home, wherever celebrating the new year.
chad & i will be with 100+ students & leaders celebrating around the city. an event we all know of & i hate... ALL-NIGHTER!
we have been doing these events (at only this time of year) since we have been youth pastor's... 8 years.
i'm hoping my husband gets smart & will not plan one one year. (ha ha) never going to happen.
i am not a night person. in my college years & o.so.almost ten years ago... yes! but since getting married & having kids i go to bed by 10 or 10:30. that is the way i like it. but on this one night out of the whole year my schedule changes & i have to stay up ALL.NIGHT.LONG.
with the event coming & me dreading i have a little bit of a bad attitude. (i know, i know horrible of me) but while praying & reading yesterday morning i was once again reminded that life isn't always about me or what i would rather be doing.
its about keeping those students out of trouble. having some place so they won't go to that friend's party & drink something for the first time or go a little further than they thought they would ever go, see & hear things that will damage them forever.
this is why we plan in detail a whole night of fun, shred tons of paper, blow up bags of balloons for a confetti drop at midnight, stay up all night, tired for the next two days, away from our own families... for them!
it will be fun. i will have fun once i get there. just dreaded the lack of sleep. so today i will be lazy, stay in my pj's until i have to get dressed & head to the church.
now you know what i'm doing to bring in the new year... what are your plans?
whatever they are... i hope you're safe & its a blast!
talk to you in 2009!
Posted by misty at 5:10 AM