My husband was asked to take care of the church service at a jail about an hour from our house Friday night. He usually goes anyway but recently they made a rule that only 2 people could go. Our friends Chris and his wife Lacey are the ones who take care of the services. Steven and I started going with them almost 3 years ago. I had to stop going when I had Trinity but Steven has went ever since.
Chris couldn't make it so he asked Steven if he could go. Since they minister to the women inmates of this jail, Steven couldn't go by himself. We hate to leave Trinity with someone else. It's not that we don't think she will be taken care of, but we just think that she is our baby and we should be the ones to take care of her. Steven and I have always said that we wouldn't leave our children unless we had to. We have only left Trinity twice. Once for black Friday last year (I am not taking my child into that mess) and once for the day after Christmas shopping.
Since we have never left Trinity, that means we haven't been on a date since she has been born! That's too long for me!
So, we went to the jail church service and we had an awesome service! Actually we had 2 services because there were too many women to fit in the room. I didn't realize how much I missed going! I am so glad that I was able to go and witness these women crying and praying that God would help them. It's nothing that me or my husband said or done. It defiantly wasn't because of my singing! It was because God really wanted to help these women.
Steven goes to another jail every second and fourth Saturday of every month. He has to go by himself because he doesn't want me to leave Trinity. I know he would love for me to be there with him but he also knows that I need to stay home and take care of our baby girl. I would love to be able to go with him. I don't think that I am much of a help to him but I know he does. I sure can't sing or play the piano very well!
Anyways, after the service Steven decided that we would go to McDonald's! I love, love, love McDonald's! I know what you are thinking. What about your diet? Well, I didn't do too well but I had free coupons for a smoothie and medium fries. Also they had a deal that if you bought a value meal, you could get a McRib for 1.00! So my meal cost $1.06!
I know that you probably wouldn't consider this a date but I did! It was so nice to be able to spend some time with my husband. I did feel really guilty because I didn't miss Trinity. I know, I am an awful mother to not miss my baby. But, to be completely honest, I didn't miss her. Now don't get me wrong, if I was away from her for much longer, I would have started to miss her, but I really enjoyed this time with Steven.
Trinity done fine at my parents house and when we got there, she was asleep. She didn't miss me at all!