Archive for November, 2011

It’s 4:30 in the afternoon.  I put foundation on.  Do this only for special occasions now.  The dog watches with curiosity.  I change from accessory to accessory, seeking the perfect match.

I remember the evening she sang the National Anthem at the ball park, amazement and pride overflowing when she nailed it.

Tonight is an appearance at the mall for an Angel Tree kick off event.

Suddenly, my circumstances turn awry.  On the way out the door, we can’t locate the dog.  Traffic is heavy.  I’m worried about getting to the mall on time. Gas is low.

Finally we make it to the mall, only to learn that the performer and her mom-ager forgot her CD accompaniment.

I turn around, drive home and back again.

flickr: Ranjeeth Nagarajan

As I drive, I listen to Christian radio, get my head back on straight.  Decide I do not need a Xanax, can handle these feelings.  Dr. Dobson on the radio talks about sacrificing for our children – how apropos!

Unexpected blessing abounds.

Can you remember a time of unexpected blessing?  Please leave a comment below.


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In the beginning God created me. 

I was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness.

And the Spirit of God was hovering over me.

And the Lord God Jehovah formed my body and breathed into it the breath of life

And I became a living person.

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