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Odd random memory popped into my head.

One of the beauties of having a blog is that I get to write about random happy thoughts.

Well, maybe not so random.

Favorite son #1,  has embarked on an amazing “find fitness and take care of himself” journey.  He recently asked for some pictures from the photo albums.

(Secret happy moment,  1.  He knew I kept photo albums.  2.  Since moving,  I actually knew where the albums are located.  3.  I knew how to send pictures via my phone.)

Here is my happy, random memory.

Back in the junior high school days………  I remember sitting on those extremely hard bleachers.  Mr. Right and I were waiting for some performance or another.

Que the music. star-spangled2

At the far end of the gymnasium, a student started singing “The Star Spangled Banner”.

He was good, really good.

A few bars in, Mr. Right and I glanced at each other.

Is that…..?

Yeah, it was our kiddo.

He never once mentioned that he was asked to sing, never heard him practice.

Kids are the best.

Kids never cease to amazing me.

Hope some random kiddo amazes you.

In this together, friends.

Chat soon.





good wins

Update on son number 2.

Good wins.  Courage wins.  Decency wins. Getting back out there, wins.  Mr. Right and I appreciate all the concern about our son.  It feels like a huge camp circle with really good people sitting around wearing bandanas holding coffee between their hands. Please know all of our collective prayers, good karma and good wishes did the trick.

Here is the original post sharing events of 2 weeks ago. https://sundayschildfullofgrace.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/why-moms-have-gray-hair/

Last night, he sent us pictures & a brief note:

 finished my adventure I tried to do 2 weeks ago.  no issues this time.  

So there you have it, no fan fare, no huge announcement, no heads up, just him going back to do what he started.  Gabe tent

The hike was 14.52 miles, 26,090 steps, equivalent to climbing 206 floors.

Does a mom’s heart good to know your kid can stand up for himself, go back out there and finish what he started.  wow.

(side note, this mom is still going to worry and fret and sit in a camp circle and pray…. oh and of course continue to have a love affair with hair dye.)

Feels good to know someone with the strength & grace can get back on the horse.

Good wins, quietly.  Good wins.imagejpeg_0