Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hangin' Out


My heart is heavy for the families of the 4 Boy Scouts who were killed when a tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in Iowa yesterday, as well as for the others who were injured. I pray that God will wrap them in His arms of love and comfort.

While thousands of Scouts, including my own boy, are having relatively uneventful summer adventures, and I don't turn into a paranoid worrywart when I hear such news, it is a sobering reminder of the importance of cherishing each day.

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Some things that have made me smile this week:

1. Seeing my girl play the piano for her granddaddy at the facility where he is. He hasn't responded to the music like we had hoped, but he did recognize her.

2. Going to Space Center Houston. My girl had a great time and her abilities on one of the special activity exhibits caught the eye of the men who were there to film a commercial, and they included her in the filming (along with the other 2 kids they had brought in from an ad agency). She may get edited out, but she had a blast and it will be a fun memory.

3. Chili's new Sweet Shots. I never get dessert when we go out because of the cost (both to the bank account and the waist!), but one of these is the perfect ending when you want just a taste of something sweet. The chocolate brownie with syrup was wonderful, and it was about 3 bites.

4. A quick phone call from my man today. They are surviving the cold. When he called they were getting ready to watch Old Faithful. It was 30 degrees and blowing snow.

5. Finding this online after my mother-in-law's pastor read an excerpt on Sunday. We laughed until we cried.

6. Getting the results of an MRI I had last week - "totally normal." Thank you, God!

7. Anticipating Friday, when I'll finally get to meet and visit with Xandra!

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R.L.Scovens said...

It sounds like you're having a pretty good week! That's a blessing anytime!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Only surviving, huh? I was hoping they were THRIVING, and come home with the announcement that they are moving y'all to Minnesota!

Gunter & Bethany said...

The "laws" thing is hilarious!

Xandra said...

I think "totally normal" is open for interpretation!

Love ya!


Anonymous said...

"Heed me; for if you sit like that, your hair will go into the syrup. And now behold, even as I have said, it has come to pass." LOL!!!

"Leave the cat alone, for what has the cat done, that you should so afflict it with tape? And hum not that humming in your nose as I read, nor stand between the light and the book. Indeed, you will drive me to madness. Nor forget what I said about the tape." ROFL!!!! If I was drinking Diet Coke right now, it would have come out my nose.

SOOO glad about the normal MRI

Lisa a.k.a. The Preacher's Wife said...

okay, fill me in or forgive me if i know and have forgotten, but where are you and xandra meeting??

i'd be jealous if i didn't have

y'all have fun!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Many wonderful things to smile about....and you can never go wrong with anything that has chocolate in it.
I also think it's so dear that your daughter played for her grandpa!