Most of you who get on facebook already know about last week’s major incident…a 42″ LCD TV that cost $1,400 last fall is now absolutely useless, unless you just want to LISTEN to TV or the Wii games. My sweet, sweet baby boy let go of his plastic sword mid-swing, and left a nice impact mark on the LCD panel. I called my renter’s insurance and it’s not covered-but don’t worry, I’m not bitter or anything. 🙂
So, I have gotten used to the fact that I’m going to wait and buy a new TV until my credit card I should have never used is paid off, and then today, what do I hear? A very weird noise coming from my dryer! Now, I’m not certain that it’s dying, but I think I can see that it’s very sick and weak. So, now I’m paying off a credit card I never should have used, probably buying a new dryer and buying a new TV. I guess on the positive side, these things would have happened even if Earl were home…
Most of you may also know that I’m going to be in my church Christmas play and rehearsals start Monday evening. I’m excited because I haven’t been in a play since middle school and I really enjoyed it, and I’m nervous because of the lines to memorize and the fact that I don’t want to make a fool out of myself! I’m planning on Hannah helping me memorize by reading the other parts while I practice. She’s also going to help keep an eye on Isaiah at rehearsal-so please say an extra prayer for her.
Speaking of praying for Hannah, I have something weighing on my heart I want to share. There are a few girls in Hannah’s class that are giving her a rough time-teasing her and calling her names. It breaks my heart to hear these stories and also makes me mad. She is the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet and I know she’s an easy target because of her naive nature and joy for life. These hateful girls are trying to bring her down and I’m really trying to help Hannah see that it’s their own issues making them do this-not her at all. Self-esteem is a fragile thing in a girl’s life, and I want Hannah to feel good about herself. Anyway, sorry to be a “Debbie Downer,” but this is my journal and I do want to ‘keep it real.’ So, all of you who usually send me a comment or a note, will you please direct it toward Hannah this time? Maybe a funny story about her or a memory of her or just about how awesome she is! Thanks so much for your help because right now, I feel a little helpless.
Well, I know I didn’t make you laugh this week-but I haven’t done too much laughing myself, so we’ll all just be meloncholy together. I love the Lord and I know He hasn’t given me, Hannah or any of us anything we can’t handle. So, my prayer is, “One day at a time, sweet Jesus!”
Please pray for Earl, who is on a trip this week. I haven’t heard from him since Sunday evening-and probably won’t until at least Saturday evening. I love you all so, so much! I appreciate your prayers and support more than you know! God bless you this week!