I was just asked what my number one moment of 2007 was. It didn’t take me long to decide.
After deciding to follow God to Charlotte, my great friends at North Point Community Church Middle School Ministry took me to lunch to say goodbye. Near the end of the meal Anita asked if she could stand and say something. My beautiful wife went on to thank these incredible people for how they have pushed, challenged, encouraged and loved me to become a better person, friend, husband and father.
There isn’t a moment in the last year that comes even close to that one. No one on Earth has more influence on me than my wife. She is the tool God has used to sharpen me. She is the way God shows His love for me. This year has been amazing because of the way we have grown together. Here are my top ten 2007 Anita moments.
1. Praying and agreeing to move to Charlotte.
1. Vacationing in Florida (just the two of us)
1. Going through Intimate Encounters Bible Study.
1. Leading a small group together.
1. Mission trip to Africa.
1. Anniversary celebration in downtown Atlanta.
1. Symphony night in downtown Charlotte.
1. Thank you moment at goodbye lunch.
1. Getting flowers in San Diego in my hotel room. (yep, SHE sent them to ME)
1. Waking up next to the love of my life each morning.
I know I listed them all as number one. There’s no way to accurately rank them. Thank you for being my wife and friend this year Anita. I could not have done this without you. I love you.
I think I’ll start having a weekly post on Sundays inspired by one of my favorite shows I don’t get to watch because I don’t have more than basic cable, "Run’s House." If you don’t get the reference, you don’t need to. (It’s nothing bad Mom.)
I just saw this on Scott Hodge’s blog. YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! I would like the second shirt though. Aside from my fairly conservative stance on the whole tongues discussion, this is a horrible idea. I encourage you to peruse the site to get the full extent of the ridiculousness. I’d keep this to myself and get some for our staff as a joke if they weren’t like fifty dollars a piece.
God is Love.
So one of the gifts I received this year was a sweet little poker set from my sister-in-law Christina and her husband Michael. Micheal is a new Pastor out in Columbus, Montana. Our family thinks it’s funny that the Pastor gave the other Pastor a poker set. Oh the history and ridiculousness of the Baptist heritage.
Anyway, I need some Charlotte folk to play with. Any of you Elevation staff boys brave enough. Uh…five dollar max buy in though. Brotha’s gotta pay some bills.
Well, we’re back in Charlotte. We arrived safely around 3pm. I made the decision not to pull the trailer. With the weather being so bad and the trailer leaning back with no enclosure, not to mention that one of the tail lights weren’t working I thought there would be plenty of Police out and I didn’t want to risk it.
Along with failing to accomplish the very thing we went to Georgia for as soon as we got back I went straight to bed. I was sick all night. We’ve had this 24 hour stomach bug making it’s way through our little family. Anita is an incredible wife. I should say mother because when I get sick I turn into the biggest baby in the world. I’m feeling much better this morning and hope to be able to kill Christmas today. Don’t be alarmed that’s just how I describe taking down the Christmas decorations.
By the way, we had hit number 10,000 on the old blog stat counter. Thanks to everyone who stops by and to our Columbia, South Carolina friend who spent less than one second on the site to get number 10,000 yesterday morning.
I hope to have some more interesting content soon. Last week nearly sent me over the edge.
We’re leaving soon to load the trailer and head to Charlotte. Of course it’s raining and yes, the trailer we’re pulling is leaning to the back. If you’re on I-85 North today, don’t drive behind me. Pray for safety please!
We’re closing in on a mini-milestone here at phillipmccart.com. Who’s going to be hit number 10,000?
By the way, I did a little post-Christmas trimming. I wear my facial hair like women wear accessories like earrings and makeup.