Last week was one of those weeks where everything was happening all at once – a week that I was really looking forward to yet also super nervous about. So when Friday rolled around, I was already tired and excited to return back home to the comfort of my own bed. But thankfully it was an amazing weekend, that filled me with so much adrenaline that sleep was the last thing on my mind (almost).
Thursday and Friday were spent in Birmingham with Bradley and his family. We made a quick trip to the city to pick up his wedding ring, look around the shops and treat ourselves to a greatly needed cup of tea (flat white for Bradley).
Friday evening we had a Young & Free night for our Youth at Hillsong Oxford. It was a Valentines special – all about love and relationships (we had a love-panel of love-experts answering all the love-related questions the youth had). A lot of planning was involved in this one, which made me anxious about how it would all come together and just work. But thankfully, God is good and all of the people on our Youth team are just incredible. It was such an amazing night, leaving both Bradley and I with the biggest beaming smiles all the way home.
And then Saturday was The Big Day. It was my best friend, Katie’s hen-do. Because I’m her maid of honour, I was in charge of planning the whole event. Now, I’m not gifted in this area of life. I don’t like planning things. I’m not that organised. I tend to work myself into such a frenzy about the smallest things that could possibly go wrong.
Because of all of this, I was very anxious about the weekend in general. I don’t know how it all came together so smoothly, but I’m very relieved it did.
So all of us girls met at Go Ape in Cannock. We climbed some trees, zipped down a couple of zip-lines and got ourselves a bit muddy. It was so much fun (for most of us), and had us all laughing so much that our cheeks ached for a few hours thereafter.
After that we headed back to her house and ate a few too many pizzas. We hung out together and played a few special hen-do games (I’ll write a blog post on them soon, they turned out to be a lot of fun!). The next morning we had a special breakfast and giggled about the night before.
Katie says that she really enjoyed the weekend so I can finally breathe and carry on with my life again. It was so good to be able to celebrate Katie this weekend. She’s pretty special so she deserved a pretty special weekend all about her.
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