It’s my final day in London. By the time you read this, I’ll most likely be in an aluminum tube somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean on my way back to Dallas. It’s been an amazing six days here. The Hillsong Colour Women’s conference has been fantastic and it’s been great to spend some time with my amazing friends in this part of the world. It was an added blessing to have my family with me. My boys enjoyed seeing the two-story buses and “the palace where a real-life Queen lives”.
But in the midst of the flurry of activities, I’ve been most blessed by the time I’ve spent with one of the most precious people in all the world to me: my Aunt Ruth. She’s my mother’s eldest sister and has lived in London for the past four decades. While she frequents Dallas at least once a year, I’m often homesick for her. There’s just something about her hugs, her smile and her warmth that is contagious and makes me long to see her far more often than I can.
Which is why I’ve loved every moment she’s spent with us while we’ve been in her hometown. She was front and center while I’ve shared God’s Word with thousands this weekend and her smile cheered me on the whole way. In fact, my love for teaching the Bible surely finds it’s roots in her. She is one of the most passionate teachers of the Bible I’ve ever met. If I can become half the woman of integrity, faith and favor that she is . . . I’ll be blessed beyond measure.
Thanks for hosting us this weekend, Aunt Ruth. We love you and hope to see you again soon.