What a wonderful evening it was. It's a real outreach for the ladies of our church and there are many, many guests that come. It's a casual, fun evening that still focuses on the reason for this special season, Jesus! We hold a silent auction for poverty relief both locally and abroad, have a few booths to shop at who's owners do it to raise money for a charity, take an offering for a charitable organization, have lots and lots of door prizes, lots and lots of food, and lots of laughs. This year once again, a friendly competition was held for a couple of pairs of gorgeous high heeled shoes. It the shoes were your size you were invited to come on up on stage and compete in a well chosen minute to win it game. Lots of laughs. And some pretty competitive ladies we have apparently when it comes to hot shoes. And when all that settles down, we have a special speaker who puts our focus back onto why we have this holiday to begin with. This year the speaker was the director of the Bible college T. attends so she brought T. with her. Such a sweet thing for her to do and I soaked up every second with my girl. I had been feeling quite sad thinking that this would be the first Christmas party I would go to without her so it was extra special to have her there. She didn't win the shoes, though. Bummer. She's gonna have to practice up on her minute to win it skills for next year.
Unfortunately, after this event because there is so much work to do beforehand, and then the adrenaline rush of being the door prize giver, it takes me a few days to recover. Seriously. Today I'm still dragging and it's blizzarding, so it's going to be an easy going day in dayhome. Now where did I put the can of hot chocolate?