I haven't even left yet, and I'm homesick already! Can you believe it!!! I feel like I felt when I was a kid and was going to go to camp or a sleep over. A little excited, nervous and afraid, all in one. I know that everything will be fine at home - Patrick is a better "mother" than I am! More relaxed, less agitated, more patient, less rigid, etc. Everything is going to be just great - My heart will just miss everything. We had family pictures done at church tonight for the directory. When I saw the computer proof of the picture of all of us, I was overwhelmed with thanksgiving. 7 years ago, I was SO lonely, so sad, so beyond hope for a great future that if you would have told me that I would have a happy, healthy, bonded, family I wouldn't have believed it. God has been so kind and gracious to me. He has blessed me beyond measure, and I have ONLY Him to give glory and praise to. He loves me and He alone lifted me from my lonely pit, and found me a firm place to stand. He gave me gifts of a loving husband and beautiful children. I will miss my sweet home and my sweet family while I am in Dallas, but I am praying that the same gracious Heavenly Father who met me in my loneliness and sadness will me meet at our MOPS convention. I am not that excited to go, but I am really asking for His Spirit to go before me and prepare something for me to receive. I will see you in a few days!!!