May 23rd, 2007

flowers in weeds

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Graduation was tonight. The second one I've done at Redeemer. It went pretty well. One of the amazing things that Redeemer does is to choose an adjective that we feel describes each students (positive, of course) and we share them at graduation. It's a really big deal, and this year the three female teachers in the middle school took turns sharing the adjectives with the students. I really enjoyed sharing the ones I did. It was a lot of fun, and the great thing was that all three of us really spoke from our heart.

Also, I did something that is not normally something I am very good at. I approached a parent and invited her to church. I told her that I would really love it if her daughter came to youth group, that I think it would be really great for her, and I mentioned that we would love to have her at church as well. I walked away, and thought to myself "What the heck did I just do?" But I was really excited. I hope that we do see her.

Travis told me the other day that I have a heart for the outcast. I think he's right. I do have a special place in my heart for those who feel less, or different, or unvalued. The girl who I invited to youth has had a really rough year, dealing with cutting herself, with bulimia, with being abused by her dad a few summers ago. She's been through so much and I just want to show her how wonderful she really is.

Anyway, I'm really tired and drained. I got something caught in my throat before I left for graduation and it made me cough so hard that I threw up, and it was just miserable. I'm tired and I have a little headache so I think I will just go to bed now.