We spent the night in a strange basement.
Mandy's face says it all.
The weather was bad. More than bad- It was
really, really bad.
I begged the Lord to not let this basement
be our tomb.
I know that sounds extremely grim, but it's
My family could not believe I had brought my
My camera is like my third eye. It goes where
It was a last minute decision so we grabbed
what we could and hit the road.
Nancy Drew was an idea to pass the time but
in the end we did not need her.
God made this night a party for my girls.
There were friends to be made and bubbles to
The new friends were even home schooled.
God thinks of everything.
Sweet Ruby tagged along as we knew the cat
could take care of himself.
I'm sure he was thrilled to have the evening
to do as he pleased. To walk on the kitchen
counters or do whatever he does when we are
There I sat with my cell phone, no make-up
on and a serious craving for a Coke Icee.
Only a few adults were brave enough to
approach me. (I looked bad, ladies.)
The kids were not afraid, though.
At least 12 kids came over to pet Ruby.
She was such a sweet distraction.
Love my little Ru.
I thanked God over and over for keeping us
I thanked my friends for being there for me on
facebook and through texts.
It was a strange but wonderful night and one
that I did not foresee.
I am so glad that God is the driver in my
He blessed me with the most wonderful husband
who does the worrying for me. His hugs can
He blessed me with children that can adapt
and make the best of things- even when it's
He blessed me with amazing, caring parents
that are there whenever I need them.
He blessed me with you, dear friends, that
listen to my drippy posts and still love me.
(Love you, too.)
I don't think the cat moved the whole time
we were gone.
My girls want to go back to the basement.
They had fun.
Thank you, dear God.