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Last year, American Idol became quite the family ‘affair’ in our household. We enjoyed rooting on members of our church, Brooke White and David Archeleta. We were in San Diego on our vacation when we watched the season finale and David Cook (we like him too!) become the next American Idol. It is funny to hear my son say, “that was too pitchy;” as if he is an expert in voice. LOL!
My 5 year old in great anticipation on Wednesday told me, “I know who will be the winner and who will be the loser!” “You do?” I reply. “Adam will be the winner and Lil is going to LOSE.” (with great emphasis on the last word) I laughed out loud as she stared at me in disgust. She talks as if she is much older. She just takes me by surprise when she says such ‘grown’ up things and it makes me laugh. I can’t help it. The problem is…she doesn’t like for anyone to laugh at what she says…thus the look of disgust. Nor does she like it when you retell anything she says. (good thing she doesn’t know how to read very well…so I know she can’t read my posts)
Other family predictions:
- Teenage daughter: “probably Adam.”
- Son: “Matt”
- Hubby: “Adam”
- Me: Adam, although I like Matt and Chris also.
My son and I were VERY SHOCKED when Matt had the lowest votes this week. Maybe it was a case of people thinking he would get enough votes, so they didn’t vote for him. At least I hope so. I am glad he was given a second chance because I think he sings much better than Lil or Anoop…or maybe I should say I like his style better than the latter. Disco week should be very interesting.
Saying this week has been a challenge for me is somewhat of an understatement. There is no need for me to go into details. I really don’t want to “relive” the week anyway. One day this week I was feeling very down. I noticed a brightly colored gift bag in between my storm door and my front door. I brought it in the house and looked inside. Two of my very favorite treats were inside, Extra Cheddar Flavor Blasted Goldfish (we call them “extra cheesy“) and Reeses. It brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eyes. My first inclination was they had to be from my husband. I quickly looked at the card to see: “Hey Shan, Here’s something to hopefully brighten your cloudy day! I’m praying for you! Love, Sara”
I was in shock. This is my new friend. We haven’t spent that much time together and I am not the type to talk about food. How did she know?! Not just about the snacks, but that I was feeling blue. How did she know? I immediately called her and expressed my gratitude for her uplifting gift. She relayed the story of how she found out from my husband what I liked. Honestly, I am still very stunned that she went to that much trouble to bring me those treats.
Sara, if you are reading this, thank you again. You don’t know how much it means to me. I really can not even put into words how very touched I am. Your friendship, although new, is a priceless treasure to me.
This is yet another testimony to me that our Father in Heaven hears our prayers and is mindful of us. I do believe that there are heavenly angels. However, I believe we can be angels to others when God needs us to be. Sara, whether she realizes it or not, was one of those angels for me this week. I am grateful to my loving Heavenly Father and to Sara for listening to His promptings.
I challenge you to listen to the still small voice this week. Maybe you or I can be on the Lord’s errand and bring the joy that only HIS LOVE can bring to someone in need.
Yesterday my youngest daughter’s friend came over. First they played school:
Friend: “Girls and boys, this is our new student, she’s kind of shy.”
My Daughter (MD): “I’m not shy!”
After “class time” was over they ate a snack. I suggested they play the matching game and they couldn’t agree to how they should begin the game. Next thing I know the following conversation began:
Friend: “I know, lets play Cinderella.”
MD: “Okay, but I get to be Cinderella first.”
Friend: “No, I get to play Cinderella first.”
MD: “I know, how about I play Cinderella first and you play Cinderella second, that way we both get to play Cinderella.”
Friend: “Okay, I’ll be the wicked Step Mother.”
I have to tell you, that inside, I was laughing my head off. It was hilarious! I did not think it would end with such an agreeable manner. Next thing I know they put on some of my daughter’s dresses and were saying lines from the movie word for word. I wish I would have thought of getting my camcorder out and recording some of it. After my daughter had her turn she relinquished the role to her friend. They switched and I heard the same lines again.
I just had to take time to write this down and share it with you. It was a smile maker for me