Saturday, August 18, 2007

Here we are again

and true to form, I have returned to a sermon crisis.

Preaching at St M's in the morning and again at local Conregationalist church in the evening (I've made life easier by choosing to work with the Hebrews passage for both, and worked out the liturgy for the evening before I departed).
We had a pretty good time on the boat one way and another (I'll put some pictures on flickr later on), but everything else pales into insignificance beside the events of Thursday - a.k.a. Results Day

Despite his convincingly gloomy predictions, Hugger Steward managed comfortable A grades in all 4 of his subjects,- so is heading off to study in the loveliest city in England (no bias here, of course) in the autumn of next year. I am, qutie obviously, ridiculously proud of him. Made a complete fool of myself by bursting into tears when he showed me the contents of the ominous brown envelope - but then, he greeted the results with a yell of triumph himself, so maybe it's permissable, once in a while.

OK. Excitement over for the moment. Back to the cloud of witnesses.

8 comments:

liz said...

Hey, welcome back and congrats to hugger steward - and proud mum. Looking forward to seeing pics on flickr - love canal boats.
Glad to know I'm not the only one who always seems to organise a holiday only to come back to the pressure of preaching straight off.

Chelley said...

Congrats to HS!
Hope you manage those sermons ok then kathryn - I'm trying to get my house packed up and not panic that time is going too quickly. I've been madly recycling and charity-shopping loads of the 'stuff' but there still seems to be a ridiculous amount!

marcella said...

Very many congratulations - and more so for Hugger Steward for being so modest about it - Z reported that he was quiet and feeding the cats as normal last night which led me to presume that he might have been disappointed, but no, just modest. Well done.

Caroline said...

What brilliant results - congratulations! Glad you have had a good break - and glad to see you again. Hope the sermons and services go well tomorrow.

Songbird said...

Ah, wonderful! Hurray for HS!!!

Purechristianithink said...

Wonderful news! It's easier to write sermons when you know the kids are all right.

Danny said...

Hey parents are allowed to make fools of ourselves...that's what we do... great results!! Hope the sermons came together ok.

Lorna (see through faith) said...

you are part of the great cloud of witnesses :)

GREAT news ... and another flying the nest ...