Hey Brooke... say Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeese!
And it wasn't even a windy day???
Just a quick note to tell you more about our weekend. Our weekend did not get off to such a great start. On Friday, my work was having a carnival and BBQ and lots of fun activities at lunch, so I decided to go pick up the girls and bring them back with me since families were invited. So, I ran into daycare and was gone about 3 minutes. When I came back – in broad daylight mind you – I just happened to glance at my driver’s side window and thought how sparkly my window looked. It took me about 2 seconds to realize that those sparkles were broken glass. Someone had smashed a big hole in my window! And yes, I had left my purse sitting in the passenger seat, and now it was gone. So, I ran the girls back in and immediately called the police and the bank. The losers had already used my credit card! And let me just tell you some fun things that these not so nice people scored: credit cards, checks, my BRAND NEW cell phone (complete with phone numbers that I don’t know otherwise), driver’s license and social security card (and yes, I am FULLY aware of the big no-no it is to carry your SS card with you and promise to have learned that lesson the hard way). So, now I am without a driver’s license. And here is the funny thing. You can’t get a driver’s license without a SS card, and you can’t get a SS card without a driver’s license. Nice. It was already hard enough when I was at the bank on Saturday trying to transfer my funds to a new account. Try that without any ID. But, I got it done, and I can’t access my account until after the weekend. It’s just such a violation and such a hassle to get these things replaced. Not to mention the $500 dollars we will spend replacing the cell phone, purse, wallet, makeup, car window and tinting. But, you know what? The sun WILL come out tomorrow. And it did! This afternoon (Sunday), Allie crawled! She crawled about 6 steps. She has never crawled more than one step without falling to her belly. So, I’ll gladly give up my valuables for something so awesome as that anyday!! Those 6 little steps erased all the frustration and anger that I had about my stolen purse. That is absolutely priceless! Isn’t it amazing how God shows us his grace and love in the smallest things and reminds us that our worldly possessions are nothing compared to the miracles He has in store for us each day. I was so upset about all my “valuables” being stolen, and then He reminds me that true happiness isn’t in these things. They are in the simple things like your baby crawling for the first time. Thank you Lord for this reminder!