The sermon went well this morning. I still don't think it's as good as the one I did last year, but people said that they appreciated the message about taking the steps that we can to change the world. People responded positively to my self-disclosure with regards to the infertility. Some people thanked me for being open about the issue, and 2 women shared that they had dealt with infertility, too. One woman that I don't know well told me that her 4-year-old is her "miracle baby."
On another note, I've had a couple of interesting experiences watching movies tonight. For one thing, I realized that I need my own copy of Bring It On. I came to this conclusion when I was watching it on MTV again tonight and I flipped off the tv as I went to the kitchen during another commercial for 16 and Pregnant. The other interesting thing has been watching Julie and Julia while thinking about and writing in my own blog. One thing I appreciated when I started this blog is that I got at least some support and feedback right away, unlike Julie. Right now the movie's at where it looks like Julie and Eric might be breaking up and her mother tells her not to stop the blog, after having been negative about the blog in the beginning. One thing I mentioned in my sermon is how my dad doesn't think I should do this blog, how he thinks I should keep my private life private. Somehow I don't see him turning his opinion around the way Julie's mom did.