Thursday, January 10, 2008
Cornerstone at the Grandover Resort
We arrived at my mom's house Monday night (12-17). She had a nice anniversary meal prepared for us along with a cake and gift. We played in the snow for a while and then I went in to repack and get ready to leave the next day for the company Christmas concert Doyle was hired to perform in. We were really looking forward to this event, and we were not disappointed. Joseph had never flown before, so it was neat to watch him enjoy being above the clouds. We arrived in Charlotte, and traveled to Greensboro for the Resort. A special thanks to the Grubbs family for picking us up at the airport and letting us use one of their vans while we were in the area. The Grandover Resort is a five-star hotel that is absolutely magnificent. Cornerstone families stayed there 3 nights while the guys practiced for the big concert. (We did miss Emily and the twins who were not able to make it.) We really enjoyed living "the high life." The company concert went very well with about 500 people there in the ballroom for the evening. I even got to see some friends that I had not seen in many years. We talked a long time getting caught up on all of the past news. The meal was out of this world. It was nice to spend some time with the other families of Cornerstone--we even got to go shopping while the guys practiced. I know I am partial, but I think the guys sounded great. There is a possibility of them making a brass Christmas CD this summer.
The only thing negative that happened is that I got some type of virus the last night we were there. It hit me like a ton of bricks in the middle of the night. I was so sick and weak. I did not know how I was going to get on that airplane the next morning, but God really helped me. Lydia woke up and realized her mom was in bad shape. She asked me if she could pray for me. I assured her that I wanted her to. It was one of those moments I will never forget. She put her little head next to mine and began to pray, "Dear God, you healed the lepers, you made the blind to see, and you made the crippled to walk--would you please touch my mommy and make her better." I was in tears when she finished. I definitely felt God's touch. I got on that airplane with an ice-pack on my neck and my air sick bag ready to go. When we were ready for touch down, Joseph began to say, "We are going to crash land--yes we are coming in for a crash landing." I did not need that info. to make my stomach feel any better. I assured him we were not, and everything was going to be O.K. We were glad to return to my mom and step-dad's house and remain there for the rest of our vacation.