Married to the Empire

Monday, March 29, 2010


We had a game night with our youth group on Friday. Just a simple thing with board games. My husband brought in some zombie game he'd been anxious to try out, and the high schoolers gathered with him to play. Apparently while playing the game and chatting, he mentioned to them that he was probably going to be pulling an all-nighter at work on Monday. His manager left for another company, and Steven has been overwhelmed with his own projects, plus his manager's. Poor man has been exhausted every night when he arrives home.

One of our girls handed me this on Sunday morning:

Several of our high schoolers got together on Saturday to bake cookies for Steven to take to work with him--a little treat to make working late not as bad. Thoughtful, right? It gets even better. I was also handed this:

They realized that all the cookies had chocolate in them. I can't eat chocolate due to my migraines. They remembered that and made muffins that I could eat.

Sometimes youth work is exhausting, but moments like this help to make it all worthwhile.


Allison said...

Sounds like they have some good role models in their lives!

Jen said...

I love it!

Thirsty said...

My napkin & I will be right over.

AnneK said...

R has also been working so hard. When I feel like complaining I realize that I really should not be complaining about too much work in this economy.