My special prayer for the day was that I would not vomit when I went up to receive the award! Thankfully, my queasy stomach remained calm. The only issue I had besides fatigue, was the drawing up of the muscles in my hands and legs. I had trouble actually cutting my food and feeding myself which was kind of comical. Then, as I stood at the side of the platform waiting to be called up to receive the award, I was just hoping that my legs would actually cooperate and I would be able to climb the steps and hold the award with my hands and not grab it with my arms! Everything turned out fine and we all had a nice time. Here are a few pictures for you:
One of the sweetest parts of the whole day was that my mother had the privilege of saying the opening prayer. When she did she shared the following verse from Psalm 116:2:
"Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!"
Isn't that a beautiful picture of God's love for us, He bends down to listen; and what an amazing promise we can hold on to! And what a great gift to know that my mom is praying for me!
Thank you, Inspire Women, for all you do to inspire women to change the world!