Monday, September 15, 2014

Another Football Game:

Doug got an e-mail from one of our summer staff kitchen leaders from this summer asking if he wanted two tickets to the game on Saturday. We talked about the schedule for the weekend and decided to make it happen, even though it would be crazy beans.

Doug had to work until about 2 on Saturday afternoon. We loaded the car up and headed to Norman. We dropped the boys off with Pop Pop and Ju Ji in Moore. We drove through and got dinner and headed to the Sullivan's house. We crammed food down our throats and headed to the game. We got to our seats as they kicked off the ball. Speaking of seats...they were amazing and I felt like I was at a high school game until I looked up into the stands and realized how high people were sitting above us.

The weather was perfect. Could not have been better. We got to see lots of fun staffers from this summer during half time. People left around us so we had Jeff and Quinlan come join us for the last half of the game. It was such a treat to see them. After the game we walked back and the Sullivans picked us up. They made us coffee, we chatted for two seconds, and then were on our way. (For the record: It is really really cruel to only get to spend such a short amount of time with them.)

After picking the boys up from Moore we headed back home. We stopped at McDonald's at 2:00 in the morning and ordered two cheeseburgers, fries, and a root beer to share so we could get our blood sugar up and try to put our bodies into shock to keep us awake for the rest of the drive home. We pulled into our driveway at 3:30 am.

But get this...Doug went to work at 6 in the morning. Dedication right there. And I have absolutely  no clue how in the world he worked nine hours on 2 hours of sleep. But he did and he is amazing and the game and time with friends was so worth it.

And I don't want to go and over spiritualize a football game, but friends...this was just one of those tiny reminders of how much the Lord loves His children and He knows our heart, desires, and dreams. If He knows how much we would love to go to a OU football game together He for sure knows our big life sized dreams, needs, and desires. There is so much peace in being known and loved by Him.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

It really was cruel, wasn't it? And I love the last paragraph. I love that the Lord loves what we love. :) He knew the football game was just what you guys needed. I'm glad we got to be blessed by it too :)