I’m a horrible blogger. I know I’ve been distant, cold. I know I’ve let you down with my inconsistency. I promise I’ll change-I’ll do better, I really will try. Forgive me?
Now that we have that cleared up…
A friend from high school moved to town. Well, Spring Arbor really, but close enough. I saw her at church in the parking lot on the way in. I said, “…Court? Is that you?” and she said “Oh hi! Is this your church???” And then we sat together. She works at Jackson Coffee Company and today I went and visited her right before work (I work right across the street. Kitty corner.) And tomorrow morning we are going running together, and she shall get to know Sophie. I don’t know why, but it somehow feels refreshing to have her here. I expect good things.
I saw a bumper sticker last night that made me really angry. It said, “Don’t Drink and Drive. You may hit a bump and spill your drink.” Have any of you watched Biggest Loser this season? She’s voted off now, but there was a woman on there who’s husband, 5 yr. old daughter, and 2 WEEK old son were killed by a drunk driver. Her whole family GONE in an instant because of an idiot’s selfish decision to drink and drive. Those most precious to her-her children-her NEWBORN-dead. I cannot imagine the pain that she’s been through, it practically makes me cry every time I think of it. When I read that bumper sticker I immediately thought of her-how badly would it hurt her heart to see this sticker? It was all I could do not to floor it and rear-end the car with the offending sticker. How can people be so flippant about something so horrible? Makes me feel ill. I need to change the subject ASAP.
God has been working on my heart in my attitude towards WWKids. See, I’ve been avoiding going into the classrooms for a few months now, just so burned out, sick of begging people to participate, sick of feeling guilty when spots weren’t filled. So I prayed that God would speak to me and to change my heart. And he did. We were laying on the floor in Music, listening to Rich Mullins “Step by Step” (total Bible camp song right there!) and next to me the sweetest little girl is singing. Such a little voice, so sincere. In that moment I was reminded of why I began helping Lori out in the first place-I loved the kids! I wanted to help the kids know Jesus. So there you have it. Thank you, Lord, for speaking to me through that child. I doubt she knows what a difference she made just by singing a “cheesy” Bible campfire song.
My sweetie is changing. I can see it everyday. Her hair is longer and more “texturized” each day (I think it may become wavy in the back like mine). Sometimes I look at her body and think “she’s getting so long-she’s so tall!”. Or I’ll see how she goes from sitting to crawling, and to me it looks graceful and fluid like a child, not jerky and awkward like a baby. Her personality is blooming too. She’s got a great sense of humor-she laughs at everything! She’s so social. She’s easy-going and laid back. She’s very active and can play on her own for quite awhile (quite the independent lady!). She can recognize a few things you say to her. For example, if I say “Sophie, would you like some MILK?” she will make the milk sign. She also will clap (most of the time) when you ask her to. She’s just…well, she’s great! Here’s a pic because I can’t resist 🙂