Its 4:00 pm.....I've lost all sense of time! Why? We had another Youth Lock in!!! And dude..(see, been around the kids too long!) - there were 45 people there! It was awesome!
But as you can see - I'm bright eyed & bushy tail as I get ready to venture into Lock In World! Got my car full of Diet Big Red, caffeine overload - check!
We watched "The Passion of the Christ" at 11:00 pm in the sanctuary... still breaks me every time I watch it...& its like my mom always says, "I've read the book - I know how it goes"... but dang, its hard to watch. I know of at least 4 girls - it was their first time seeing it. Very impacting.
Then the rest of the night is filled with laughter, pizza, games...anything you can think of. Even me eating a hair ball... yes, that's what that is in front of my mouth! And of course, knitting! That's what's in my hand... everyone just expects me to have yarn & needles at these things - who wouldnt? is my question!
We even had an Easter Egg Hunt at 6 am... these kids were PUMPED when they heard there were 50 bucks in one special egg.... talk about chaos... And then someone found the egg - only to have pictures of a BUCK (aka the deer) - 50 of them to be exact... they took the joke pretty well!
And yes, I once again made it through the night...wasnt even really tired until I stepped into the door, which was at 9:00 am!!!! SURVIVED!
Ricky was so good - he had me lay down, took my cell phone away so it wouldnt wake me up - & let me sneak in a 5 hr nap!!!
Ahh - the face of a Lock In Youth Leader.... pretty - huh?