Here I am again - Sleepless in Smyrna. I am about to complete the second night in my life of not sleeping when I was actually trying to. Sigh.... Having a couple of tornado warnings throughout the evening/night didn't help matters.
Sorry it's been over a week since the last post but we really haven't stopped since then. Michael and Bekah came into town for a long weekend and we stayed busy. They came so that Michael could go to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta with my nephew last Sunday and they saw a great round of golf as Tiger made a valiant comeback. It wasn't quite enough to win, but it was still impressive.
While they were here we had a family cookout, competed in a parents vs. kids putt-putt game (the parents won by one stroke!!), and watched the boys play softball together for the first time in many years.
They left on Tuesday afternoon and on Thursday our friend Mel and her sweet baby Ffion flew down from Baltimore to visit.
Her husband, Rich, had a work related appointment and will join us tomorrow (today) for the remainder of the visit and they'll leave Monday. We met them through Gallery Church in Baltimore and they're originally from the UK. We love spending time with them and listening to them talk. Besides the language differences we laugh about sometimes, Rich is 6'5" so it makes for a comical site when he and Hamp walk beside each other. I will try to get a picture of that sometime this weekend.
In the middle of all this activity, Hamp has continued to have discussions with the various people he met with last week regarding a new job. As the week progressed, slowly the options began to dwindle until it looks like there's only one left. He's meeting with the guy again next Tuesday for final discussions and unless something unexpected happens, to work out the details necessary to make things "official". As we've learned all too well, anything can happen and often does, so until then, I'm going to try to keep living in denial. However, unofficially it looks like I'm going to have to learn to like country music after all. Maybe that's why Scotty McCreery ended up being on American Idol this year.
And maybe, just maybe, that's why it's almost dawn and I haven't slept all night. Once we have a job and that domino is pushed, they fall rapidly and I know exactly what's in front of me. And I know exactly what I have to leave behind...again. I know God is faithful and He doesn't have a limit on how many times He needs to be for us. I just think I'm ready to reach my quota of excellent adventures for one lifetime.