We had an eventful long weekend. Chad and I went to Six Flags without the kids and rode every roller coaster as many times as possible. By the end of the night the place was practically deserted, and we rode the biggest rides over and over again. It. Was. Awesome. This is how you celebrate fifteen years of marriage if your idea of romance is chatting with junior high band nerds while waiting to ride in vehicles that will flip you upside down at high rates of speed. We had so much fun and made so many funny memories to celebrate fifteen years of marriage.
Everyone at home was wondering why we have no pictures of our day at the park, but neither of us have smartphones anymore, and “dumb” phones really take awful pictures. So, the only pictures we have of the weekend are the ones in our memories, and I am totally okay with that.
We rode a really fun thing called the Rock-n-Rocket. It’s a huge swinging rocket that eventually swings all the way around, flipping you upside down. It was great fun, except there was a kid facing us on the opposite end of the ride who was spitting every time he swung to the top. The riders on our end of the rocket were hollering at him to stop, but he did it several times, and what can you do when you’re strapped into a gigantic ride and some teenager is spitting on you? After the ride we realized that the kid was wearing a Christian tshirt, so Chad walked up and asked the boy if he is a Christian. When he answered “yes,” Chad told him that was a good reason to stop spitting on people. It reminded me of Proverbs 20:11: Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.
We should all think hard about what we do while we profess to be Christians.
Today we took the kids to play mini-golf and eat sno-cones. It was really fun. I managed to beat Chad at mini-golf, and let me tell you he really hates losing. So, I’m just shouting it from the rooftops a little bit. I did most of my putting with Emerald standing between me and the putter, so maybe I had some kind of strange toddler-attachment advantage. Motherhood is weird like that.
I pray you had a good long weekend. I feel grateful tonight for brave Americans who died in service to our country. Many had bright futures ahead of them with families just like mine, but they gave it all up to ensure the freedom of future generations. There really is no way to properly comprehend or appreciate that fact. America was built on the courage of such men and women.
Blessings until tomorrow!