Thursday, July 10, 2008
TODAY WAS A DAY LIKE ANY OTHER DAY. I GOT UP AT THE SAME TIME AS I ALWAYS DO, DRANK MY COFFEE, AND STARTED NY USUAL ROUTINE. BAILEE HAD AN ORTHODONTIST APP. AND I BEGAN TO GET READY FOR IT. MY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN WANTING A WEBKINZ FOR A WHILE, AND I PROMISED THEM THAT THEY COULD HAVE ONE. A WEBKINZ IS A LITTLE STUFFED ANIMAL THAT COMES WITH A TAG OF INSTRUCTION. YOU CAN TAKE THIS CODE , GO ON THE INTERNET, AND EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF HAVING YOUR OWN "LITTLE LIKE CHILD" EXPERIENCE. THERE ARE GAMES TO PLAY, AND YOU TREAT THIS STUFFED ANIMAL LIKE A LIVING THING. I COULD DO ON AND ON, BUT I'M SURE YOU GET MY DRIFT! I HAD NO IDEA, NO EARTHLY IDEA WHAT WAS IN STORE FOR ME THIS DAY!! AFTER WE LEFT THE DOCTOR'S APP. WE PROCEEDED TO GO TO WALMART. I HAD TO GET A FEW THINGS BEFORE HEADING TO THE TOY ISLE. MY BUGGY WAS SOMEWHAT FULL AND THE KIDS WERE REALLY ANXIOUS ABOUT GETTING THERE SO WE HEADED THAT DIRECTION. WE LOOKED AND LOOKED DOWN EVERY ISLE, BUT NO LUCK. I JUST LEFT THE BUGGY THERE, AND TOLD THEM THAT WE COULD TRY TARGET. I COULD SEE THE DISAPPOINTMENT ON THEIR FACES, AND I MADE IT MY MISSION TO FIND THESE CRITTERS. WE HEADED TO TARGET, ONLY TO SEE THAT THEY HAD NON EITHER. I WAS BEGINNING TO GET FRUSTRATED. BUT THEN AGAIN, I WAS DETERMINED TO FIND THEM. WE THEN PROCEEDED TO BELK, FOR ONE OF CAIDEN'S BEST FRIENDS GOT HIS THERE. WE WALKED AND WALKED AND FINALLY CAME TO THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT. NO LUCK HERE EITHER, MAN, WHERE ARE THESE WEBKINZS??? ARE THEY THAT POPULAR, SOME ONE HAS TO HAVE THEM, BUT WHO? THEN IT HIT ME, TOYSRUS HAS TO HAVE THEM, FOR THEY HAVE EVERYTHING A KID COULD WANT, RIGHT? WRONG, THEY HAD NONE, FOR THEY HAD THEIR OWN LINE OF INTERACTIVE TOYS AND WEBKINZ WAS OF NO AFFILIATION TO THEM! HELP!! SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE TO FIND THEM?? ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES IN TOYSRUS TOLD THEM THAT HALLMARK HAD THEM. SO, ONCE AGAIN I GOT IN MY CAR, WENT TO THE MALL, PARKED NEAR THE FOOD COURT ENTRANCE. WHEN WENT INTO THE MALL, AND I NOTICED THAT FLOWER CHILD WAS NEAR THE FRONT ENTRANCE, SO I SAID TO THE KIDS " HEY, LETS TRY IN HERE BEFORE I WALK HALF WAY DOWN THE MALL".OH MY GOODNESS, MY HEART WAS RESTORED, WHEN I SAW MANY MANY LITTLE WEBKINZ!! WE HAD HIT THE JACKPOT!!! THE LOOK ON MY CHILDREN'S FACES WAS PRICELESS!! IT WAS LIKE THE MORNING OF CHRISTMAS DAY!! THEY WERE SOON COVERED IN WEBKINZ LAND, TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM! THEY FINALLY DECIDED ON ONE FOR EACH OF THEM, AND I MUST SAY THAT THE ONES THEY PICKED OUT SUITED THEIR PERSONALITIES TO A TEA!! I FELT SO MUCH CONTENTMENT AND EXCITEMENT FOR THEM. THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE FEEL GOOD MOMENTS, AS A MOTHER, WE LIVE TO SEE OUR CHILDREN HAPPY, WE WANT TO GIVE THEM THE WORLD, AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT. I WAS ON A JOURNEY TODAY, I NEVER IMAGINED WHAT WAS IN STORE FOR ME, BUT AS ALWAYS, I WILL DO ANYTHING TO ENSURE HAPPINESS AND STABILITY FOR MY CHILDREN'S SAKE, CAIDEN AND BAILEE, YOU BETTER ENJOY THIS WEBKINZ BECAUSE MOMMY LOOKED FAR AND BEYOND TO MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR YOU!
" You shall love your neighbor as yourself" Matt. 22:39
sometimes goes unnoticed and when someone does something" nice" for us, we just do not think to say"thank you". Our society today is very much "me" oriented and they expect acts of kindness to be a requirement before they return the favor. Why can't we just help someone in need, just because its the right thing to do, and not expect anything in return, for it is pleasing to my soul to be able to help a friend in need. This was the case yesterday, i was in need, and my neighbor performed one of the many acts of kindness that does not go unnoticed and appreciated. It was just Bailee and I yesterday, Caiden went to the water park with some friends. We were bored and in need of fresh air, so we decided to go riding around, and decided to go get a snow cone. I got everything together, keys,purse, putting Bubba up, and we headed out the door. We got in the car, and the car would not start. I panicked, the feeling of being trapped, not being able to go anywhere was making me sick at my stomach, what if one of kids had accident, how would i be able to get them to the hospital. Thoughts of strick panic flooded my mind. All I was thinking about was Caiden and his asthma, what if he had an attack, how would I get him the the hospital in time, asthma is a condition that should not be taken lightly. It kills thousands of people everyday. Time was a crucial factor. I decided to look around my neighbourhood to see who, if anyone, was home during this time of day. I looked across the street, and i saw a car home, so decided to go over there. I told this man of my situation, he listened with compassion and opened ears and told me that it was no problem. He would soon be over at my house, performing car mechanics 101. He soon pulled up in my driveway, and we soon noticed that his battery and my battery were on opposites ends of each other, and we would have to find another alternative route. His jumper cables were not long enough and it was going to be a real "booger" to mess with. He proceeded to take his battery out of his car, which took an hour, give or take the time it took to do this without messing up his car. There was a lot of battery acid build up on my battery, and can you believe that he took time to clean it up for me! He told me that we was concerned for our safety. This process took all together 2 hours, and i was so grateful for him helping me, he preformed one of those many acts of kindness that goes unnoticed, but that day, God sent him to me, a blessing in disguise, and his kindness does not go unappreciated, for he saved me from a gloomy day of despair. I was in need, and with a simple act of kindness, this man will forever be in my mind the kind of neighbor that i can love, in Christ's love, and that the kind of neighbour that expects nothing in return, for he was satisfied with the satisfaction of helping someone in need, that was enough for him!! Thank you my kind neighbor!
I AM SO GLAD THAT MY CAIDEN IS FINALLY HOME!! HE IS SNUGGLED UP IN HIS BED RESTING PEACEFULLY! HE HAD A GREAT TIME AND IS SOO VERY TIRED! I GUESS SOMEONE DID SOME PRAYING, BECAUSE HE IS BACK WITH HIS MOMMA, RIGHT WHERE HE BELONGS! DON'T YOU LOVE TO WATCH YOUR KIDS SLEEP??!! I COULD JUST EAT THEM UP, FOR THEY HAVE THAT "SO CONTENT" LOOK ON THEIR FACE! THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT! THAT SMILE ON THEIR FACE LETS ME KNOW THAT THEY HAD A GOOD DAY, AND I HAVE DONE MY JOB AS THEIR MOTHER!