Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Best Sunday Ever

Hey, I've been wanting to tell y'all about Sunday but I just have had the hardest time putting my thoughts together. But I don't wanna forget everything, so here's a Not Put Together post about the Reception/Reunion that I went to on Sunday.

When we last heard from our heroine, she was anxious about People From Her Past seeing her at her current weight of A Gazillion. Hey, guess what? Nobody said, "OMG Lori, you're so FAT!" It was fine. In fact, a few people even told me I looked YOUNG. So Praise God on that.

Now that we've got that issue out of the way, let me back up. This reception on Sunday was for my former pastor, to celebrate 60 YEARS IN THE MINISTRY. That's right, y'all. Pastor Jimmy Hester has been in the ministry for 60 years. He's been a missionary in Africa and Italy, pastored several churches, the last (and best) one being Arlington Christian Center, in Arlington, Texas. Since his "retirement" he's concentrated on evangelism and raising support for missionaries around the world.

He rocks.

This man, y'all. He supported me and stood by me in the darkest hours of my life, and when I didn't know which way to turn, he showed me. He stood there in his office and said, "Lori, we'll take care of you." At a time when my own parents didn't know how to support me, this man said, "Here's what we're gonna do." And he took care of me.

Deep breath. I adore this man.

So anyway. Sunday. Reception. It was awesome. It was like a High School Reunion, but where everyone liked you. It was a whirlwind of hugs and tears and interruptions and Oh My Goodness and it was fabulous.

Oh, I saw people I love so much but haven't seen in YEARS, just YEARS and had no hope of ever seeing them again. And I saw them and I talked to them and I hugged them and I may not be making sense, but OH I'm so happy.

And I could go on and on and on but you'd be bored and it wouldn't make much sense, so I'm just gonna give a shout-out to all my long-lost friends and thank my bloggy friends for readin' my ramblings.

Y'all rock.


Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Yay!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Seeing old friends again is the best.

binks said...

I am glad to see you had a nice time. Those reunion things can be so intimidating!