After being in Cola-town for the entire summer following Greek Summit, Joel and I needed to GET OUT a little. We packed our car and headed west.
Our first destination was Memphis/Mt. Pleasant, Mississippi where Joel’s family lives. We visited with lots of family and supporters, which was awesome!
We were also there in time to see Joel’s little sister, Holly, run in her FIRST race!
We got her registered, she stretched and then hesitantly found her place in the pack…
RUNNERS! ON YOUR MARK! GET SET…
The next day we had a great time visiting our supporters and friends at Kirby Woods Baptist Church and had a yummy lunch with family and Annie, a wonderful USC student who was interning at an inner-city juvenile detention center.
On Monday, we had worked on support, ran errands, had lunch with Sugar and Sweetie at Chickfila (tradition!) and then headed to Oxford to see some of our dear friends there!
We had a delicious dinner at Beaurae’s and had live entertainment too!
On Tuesday, I was blessed with the chance to join Mrs. Anita’s Sunday School class as they went to minister to the women at the Moriah House-a safe haven and rehabilitation home for women.
I got to share all God has been doing in my life during the after-dinner devotional time.
And then we got to pampering!
What a privilege to pamper the feet of women who had been mistreated by so many. I was in awe of what a blessing they were to US.
The Hurdle boys decided that by Wednesday, it was time to take a fishing trip to the White River, in Arkansas. Which means me and my “bonus mom” got to have a few days of R&R to ourselves…AMAZING!!
One little adventure we had was going to see Mrs. Ann at her “junk store”.
Mrs. Ann & Mr. Charlie are like the Storage Wars show on TV! They are the real deal.
Of course, if you’re a Hurdle, you’re going to get a really good deal…because according to Mrs. Ann & Mr. Charlie, “Hurdles don’t pay for their junk around here.” I walked away with a few wonderful finds.
4,500 freshmen are moving in today! Gotta get back to work!!