In the interest of full-disclosure, I need to tell you that the video of the speech I gave for Rylie’s school in April is out there. Every hermit bone in my body is shaking. I am a dish best served on paper. Oh man. But, it’s an honest speech, and it was a good night, AND I do believe the people we have worked with deserve the credit I give them in the message. There you have it.
If you’ve ever wondered what I look like, move like, sound like… here you go. Please note: my hair does not always look that good. I do, in fact, close my eyes a lot when I speak. I know. I’m working on it.
Have you met my son? He’s just about the cutest thing on this farm. He makes my heart hurt in every way.
Most every night, Curt puts him to bed and they say their prayers. Sometimes I listen outside of the door. I don’t go IN because he’s still three and completely addicted to me and he would never sleep, but sometimes I listen.
Play this game with me. I’ll be Gideon and you be Dad, ok? You start the prayer and I’ll repeat after you. Imagine I have a cute, raspy voice that makes me irresistible. And, my pjs are clean but my face is dirty. And, I still have my baseball cap on. And, socks. I can’t sleep without socks on.
[Did your heart flutter?]
[I just always, always, always want to remember that.]
What was your bedtime routine as a kid?