Several people have been bugging me to start my own blog. For several days, my excuse was that I needed to come up with the "perfect name" and then I'd set it up. Finally, my family all sat around the table after lunch and kept suggesting things while I checked to see if they were available.
Then my excuse became that I couldn't figure out where to start. I was reminded of The Sound of Music, "When you read, you begin with A, B, C. When you sing, you begin with Do, Re, Mi." I guess when you start blogging, you start with a Defining Moment.
Every few years, our church puts on a production called Defining Moments when people talk about times in their lives when they have seen God at work. Darla suggested to Tim that we tell Lauren's story. I guess, though, it's more "our" story than just Lauren's.
For everyone that wasn't able to attend the performances live (and for those that wish to see it again), I'm sharing our "just in case" version. In the performances, Tim and I did the narration live. I was worried that something might come up (i.e. a last minute hospital stay) and we wouldn't be able to be there one of the nights. This was our "back-up" and the one that we've kept to share. It's roughly eight minutes long, and I'd recommend finding a couple of kleenex before you push the play button.
Like I said, it's one of my Defining Moments and it's as good a place to start as any.