It's been a busy and exciting weekend for us. Joe and I went to Winter Jam 2009 last night. The main reason we went was to see Tobymac. Although there were some other great artist, Tobymac didn't disappoint. He has an awesome show, loud X's 100. It was really fun, we had a great time.
This morning, I went to a local church and heard Kate Gosslin speak, from Jon and Kate Plus 8. I had been looking forward to her coming to our community for about a year. When I first started watching her show, I thought she was amazing and loved their show. I admire her for being so organized, and the pure fact that she is sane with a set of twins and sextuplets is very impressive. I loved the practical tips their family displayed on money, recipes, and child training. I found her story very encouraging.
For months, a Post-it note with her quote from the shows intro hung on my fridge, "Today, I could very well lose my mind." I'd read it and think, "If she can make it through her day, so can I."
After about a year of watching their show, I felt it wasn't as helpful to me personally. There are a few other things that have made me like her less, but I don't know her and don't want to assume things on my blog. I've continued to watch the show, and still have a great deal of respect and curiosity about how their life works. I know there are so many people who criticize her for many reasons. I've read forums and blogs alike that have almost nothing positive to say about their family, I don't mean to join in on this discussion in anyway.
I am glad I was able to listen to her speak. She told their story of infertility, the pregnancy and birth of the sextuplets, a bit more detailed than the TLC. I was hoping for some personal stories of lessons she is learning and what God is teaching her now. The sextuplets are almost 5 now, but her talk was more about her faith and lessons learned early on in their lives.
The thing I did really like, and admire about her is this, what you see is what you get. Just like watching her show, she is herself. Seeing her in person, really showed me that she isn't going to try to be some one she isn't.
It's been a fun weekend, really fun. I haven't had a weekend this interesting in a long time. It's been good for me. I'm glad I got to share it with Joe and thanks Mom for watching my kiddos!!