Final rehearsal this morning. Finished up preparations at the church. Packed my stuff at home (waited until about 10:00pm to get started with that...wonderful). Inventoried the back pack. Just have to print a few things to cram in the notebook and catch a couple of winks.
I always get nervous about now. No matter how many times I do it, no matter how ready I think I am. It's even worse now that I have children. Wesley is almost 4 years old, and we have never left him overnight with anyone. Tomorrow, 30 sets of parents will put their children on a bus with me and trust that I will bring them back on Friday.
Of course, I hope to do more than simply bring them back. I hope to bring them back inspired, energized, and somehow better than when we left. I am humbled. I am honored. And tomorrow, I am on.