Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One Night

School years always seem to close with a flurry of activity. Especially when your child becomes an upperclassman.

ACTs. SATs. Prom. Banquets for this, that, and the other. Awards ceremonies for the other, that, and this.

And this year, a National Honor Society induction.
Her dad and I were so very pleased with her tonight.

She performs well in school. Hours of homework each night. Honor Roll student. Top of her class. Member of our local ambulance and an MRT - the high school members help man the ambulance during the day. Vacation Bible School volunteer. Children's Church leader for elementary school children. Vocalist on the worship team at church. Student Council. Special education classroom volunteer. Color Guard. 

Honestly, I don't know how she does it all.

Or how we drove her to everything. That's a lot of miles.

She works hard. It's so good to see her rewarded for all that hard work.

Way to go, K. And way-to-go to the rest of the inductees tonight. They're all hard workers.
You know what I've noticed about blurry flower photos?

They can make not-so-pretty flowers look beautiful. Especially ones that have gone past their prime.

Maybe there's something to that.

Looking at something with a slightly different focus can make it look better.


Sitting here blogging and watching this movie:

Fantastic movie. One of my favorites books of the Bible. Esther.

And some of my favorite passages are in this book: 

When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
 15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”

One Night with the King. Watch it.

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