i got an email from the youth pastor here at work to let us know that the venue had changed from his house to the coffeeshop for our monthly leader's meeting. we normally met on the first sunday of every month, but now the young adults/college&career group meet each sunday evening. so, our monthly get together changed from sunday to saturday. the first saturday of this month was going to be the first one, but there was our men's conference, so our meeting was supposed to be on the 14th.
well, i got the email and told rin that we were meeting at the coffeeshop, but i told her with so much going on, i don't know if we'll be able to make it. since we are leaving in 6 weeks for india, i have a lot of things to take care of before we leave, plus with winter on it's way. she told me that we will be able to go and that if i don't get things finished, there are other days. whatever...
i tried getting things accomplished that day, cleaning and winterizing. mowing and other yardwork (still not complete though). i got done what i could and decided to be done for the day. i went in and took a shower and got ready to go. since we were meeting at six and the coffeeshop is only about 5 minutes away, we didn't really need to "rush". at 6:05, i was sitting in the car, waiting for rin and the girls. i had already taken e with me and got him in the car. "c'mon, let's go", i thought to myself. finally they were in the car and ready.
we drove up to the shop and started piling out of the car. i opened the door and saw my sister and chris. i looked around and all of a sudden:
after it was over, i talked with rin about it and she said she had a lot of help. so to those that helped, thank you very much. rin talked about how it was so hard not to say anything and that she almost slipped on many occasions. looking back on the last few weeks, i can see little signs, but i never caught on. so now rin, it's my turn!