Monday, June 9, 2008

Are you kidding me?

So it's very LATE blogging for me today. Can't believe how fast this day has gone by. It started at 6:00 and this is the first chance I've had to sit at the computer. UGH.

Jimmy had some vacation time he HAD to take before the big day so he's taking today and tomorrow off to job hunt so he's occupied the computer/phone most of the day and I've been trying to stay quietly out of his way. Not an easy job for me! haha Just pray, y'all. That's all I'll say about that.

Our whirlwind weekend went by without any major complications, but land sakes, what a time we had. Friday night we had recital practice and let me tell you that this little church where we take dance takes their recitals VERY serious!! We were not allowed to sit and watch - or so we were told at the onset - but since it was pushing 100 degrees outside they changed their minds and graciously let us in but told us NO pictures!!! (Enforced it too!) Then Sat morning began with the hubby making me a great breakfast, then I went off to choir rehearsal, came home for a couple of hours then off to recital we went. Now, the princess was AMAZING! I mean, I just don't know how I could've been any more proud of her! SO cute! Then it happened. We had to leave early because my 3rd grader's teacher was getting married and he was invited. (Of course we HAD to go because he loves her so much!)

Like I told you, these people took this recital VERY serious. When I went to the area where all the dancers were being "held" after they performed, I was greeted by a mom whose job it was to keep them all together and she was NOT happy that I was leaving. I mean, I truly can't remember the last time I was treated so rudely (in a church none the less). You would've thought that I was asking the Principal Ballerina of the New York Dance Company to leave the stage during opening night! RUDE I tell ya! So, needless to say, I didn't exactly show her much Jesus, but just looked at her and said "I'm sorry, but I have a wedding to go to that starts in an hour so we HAVE to leave" and I gathered up my baby and left. She was hot on my heels barking about not following instructions, etc. and I just kept walking.

So, I leave there mad as a wet hen (as Jimmy says) and I get home, change and then go to the wedding which was THANKFULLY uneventful. Actually, it was amazing. Josh's teacher had her reception outside (which was miserably hot) near an old historic site where they have an old school house. When the new couple arrived at the site, she had all the girls in her class throw rose petals on the ground and had all the boys ring the old school bell. (how sweet is that?) Then after the first dances, she immediately called all the students to the front of the schoolhouse and took a picture with all the kids. Now THAT is a teacher who teaches because she LOVES it!! AMAZING!! It's a night Josh will never forget!

Ok, so back to the point of all this. Then Sun morning we get to church and God has a little something to tell me about forgiveness. You see, over the years God has changed my name so many times. I was bitterness, I was jealous, I was self-absorbed and about a year ago He told me I was unforgiving. I thought I had already dealt with that. Then yesterday He reminded me that the tendency was still in me. I hadn't forgiven Ms. Snippy from the recital. So, right there in the middle of Dr. Rummage's sermon I had to stop and get some cleaning done! The funny thing was I felt the Lord tell me "You know what, maybe it's been a LONG time since she's had anything in her life to smile about." So that became my prayer. I've asked the Lord to give Ms. Snippy (and I really don't say that in a mean way, it's just all I know to call her) something to smile about. Something to make her happy. Something to make her heart sing. I sure hope that He did because He was faithful to give me something to sing about too! He's just so funny, don't ya think? I love that about Him. I'm sure my name will be changed again soon. It's not much fun, but I know it's worth it.


Melissa said...

GOOD! It sounds like the recital and the wedding went off great! Well, sometimes there are just a few glitches, but you survived! :) I am praying for you all!! The Lord WILL provide!!

Nicki said...

I can't believe that mom actually acted like that!!! I had an "encouter" with some momma's like that at Taylor's old dance place.....needless to say we are not there anymore, they do take it WAYYYYY to seriously!!

I'm praying for you today, I hope that the Lord leads you and Jimmy very quickly into the perfect situation with his job, I know how hard that is to be in the unknown.

Thanks for being real, being honest and sharing your heart!