I agreed before I asked for the fine print (note to self: don't do that again!!).
1) I assumed (incorrectly) that it would be short and sweet. No. 8-10 minutes or so will do. YIKES! I can talk a lot if I have no particular agenda, but ask me to share ALL THE HOPES OF MY HEART for TEN MINUTES in front of others and we have a dilemma on our hands!
2) Sharing about all that I hope to do and be as a mother feels very much like reading an 8-10 minute list of all the goals I have for 2009. New Years Resolutions are made to be broken by, like, February right!? It's rattling to think that every aspect of motherhood that I long to grow in I seem to face opposition in every day. Patience, gentleness, attentiveness, Godliness. It's not even 10am - let's make it 9am! - and I'm praying for wisdom and grace in the midst of it all.
So, I'm not sure how this'll go. I want to share authentically but also realistically. Honest without getting to heavy. Light-hearted, but without those stale jokes that fall very very very flat!!!
What about you? What kind of person do you hope to be?