I have so, so appreciated the thoughts and prayers sent my way when I posted my "Rough Time" post. The support is simply amazing. And wow, the private e-mails have really touched me. I've told people I wish I could bottle up some of this support and send it out to so many of the hurting people out there who need it far more than me. I feel spoiled. Thank you.
Buff and Jamie, I purposely did not respond to your post about taking time away from the blog. I am going to do that now, not because I feel the need to emotionally, but because of other reasons and the timing is actually good. It will be a good diversion. My daughter is going to a church high school camp and I was asked to volunteer as counselor.
I've never been a camp counselor before and told the person who asked me that I was a bit nervous. She told me, "Julie Anne, you do this every day when you volunteer at your high school choir classes." Hmm, I hadn't thought of it like that. I've volunteered for the last 4 years as "choir mom", chaperone for trips, and accompanist at the local high school and it has always been a joy to work with the students. This high school camp will be a wonderful opportunity to be with my sweet daughter in a great environment and also to make myself available to any young ladies in my cabin or other high schoolers at camp. I'm actually quite excited about this opportunity. Sometimes these camp experiences can really shape a young person's life in a powerful way and if God wants to use me there, I'm happy to be a part of that. I know the people running it - great godly people with hearts of gold, love the Lord, so that makes me look forward to it even more.
So I will be absent a good bit from the blog this week. I want to be fully available to those precious teens. My husband and son are moderating comments while I am away and I may check in depending on time and internet availability. There's a possibility my husband may write a post. Whoa, wouldn't that be fun? The husband who gave me permission to post speaks? haha
Now, about the judge's decision - I suspect it will come in when I'm away at camp. My attorney knows how to contact me here. When I find something out, I will try to get a post out. I can definitely send a Tweet (the link to follow me on Twitter is on my right sidebar). I have notified Dee of Wartburg Watch that I will be away. I'm sure she will post the news if she sees it.
I'm not worried about the court case one bit. God has it under control. I trust Him no matter the outcome.