You’re not seeing double. That’s my face in the same photo, two times today. Welcome to those of you who popped over from my interview for the cover of the December 2008 Christian Women Online magazine (e-zine). I’m so glad you stopped by!
Now don’t let that touched up cover photo fool you. I have a lot more wrinkles than it shows and I’m no cover girl, let me tell ya. I’m an ordinary woman/mom/wife who sometimes doesn’t even get to take a shower before her husband gets home. Like yesterday, for example. It’s a good thing they weren’t taking my picture then. It would’ve been hard to catch me since I was driving from here to there and everywhere picking up kids, grabbing lunch at the drive-thru, cleaning floors and towels, vacuuming and running to the hospital to get my husband who’d been there over the Thanksgiving holiday.
I was hoping to look pretty for JJ’s homecoming. You know – wash my hair, change out of my sweatsuit. But I gave up that plan after chasing my soaking wet dog who’d come in from the rain. While I wiped her paws, she slipped away in an attempt to run rampant on my newly cleaned floors, so I dove for the open laundry room door. That’s when I slammed the corner of my head into the corner of my faux marble counter top. OUCH!!! (Things like that are not supposed to happen when you’re trying to go get your husband from the hospital.) I really didn’t want to cry. So, I just bit my lip and ignored the throbbing sensation under my bangs and headed for the hospital.
JJ and and the boys gasped when I showed it to them last night. I wish the flash didn’t wash out the color so you could see it. It looked like a bloodshot blue eyeball on my forehead. Lovely, huh?
Here I am knocked in the noggin with a big ole knot on my head and the CWO magazine cover shot and article pops into my email inbox this morning. God’s timing is so funny!
Before I go, I want to say “thanks” to Christian Women Online for the honor of doing this interview! It was a real treat. I loved getting to know Sunny Shell (my CWO interviewer and new friend) and answer all of her great questions. It was like tracing the lines of God’s story in my life for the past 13 years. It helped me remember and thank God for all that He has done. I pray that as women read my story in this interview, they’ll be able to trace His hand in theirs. If you’d like to read it, click here.