You can call me biased, but prepare yourself for my rebuttal. You could say I’m biased because I will tell you that the city I live in is the best. This is not just because I live here…it’s because I really do believe what I say.
I finally got the chance to introduce my Mom, my sister Amanda and my 8 month old nephew Wyatt to this grand city we live in. I think Wyatt was just happy to see his cousins running around…and I was thrilled to have those chunky cheeks in my living room.
They have heard about Austin for a long time now. Bless their hearts. My Mom hadn’t been to Texas since Cephas was born…in 2005. Even then, she saw the hospital and the inside of my apartment. My sister had never been. I was thrilled to have them here. I was thrilled that they know that my boasts in this city were no exaggeration. I’ve said for years that if I could get them here, I could convince them to move here. Haha! I showed them every spot, pretty view and quirky street that I had time for. I didn’t have enough time. By the end of the visit, my sister asked me to stop taking them to eat at places they couldn’t get at home. I laugh. They heard every statistic. They saw. They ate. They walked. They loved.
They got to be here to celebrate Sophia’s 4th birthday. My Mom got to surprise Cephas at school for lunch. They enjoyed the Grandma and Aunt spoilage.
It was wonderful having them here. As much fun as showing off the city was, nothing was more special than finally having them with us at Revive on Sunday morning. My mom has been a constant in prayer and support. For her to come, meet faces she has heard of for so long, see what she had been praying about for so long (and continues to), be there for a service and worship with us…that couldn’t be beat.
My heart is full…