Monday, December 26, 2011

Rocket's 1st Christmas, Disgruntled Travelers and Facebook Status'

Rocket was not quite certain what was expected of him this morning.

It did not take him long to get in the groove and entertain us, LOL

Such a happy baby and such a happy day. I think I was more excited than Rocket was. Rekindling those moments when my girls were that small.

Those many firsts that can only be captured in ones mind and heart.
Those many firsts now are passed onto Rocket's mom and dad and they too one day will pass them onto Rocket.
He is a happy and joyful baby and yet at the same time you just know that he is and will be a handful. I just know that each day brings newness and wonderment to my daughter and son-in-law.
I saw it in their eyes in my short visit there.

Disgruntled travelers ... Of course there always has to be some.  After leaving to travel back home I stopped for gas and traveling soft drinks. The only cashier working said she didn't mind working on Christmas Day but what she did mind was not having the opportunity to run to the bathroom. With non-stop customers this simple task can be hard to accomplish.
I was next in line with 2 others behind me. I turned and asked if they would mind waiting while the cashier ran to the bathroom.
The woman understood but the taxi-driver said in not so nice words, "Yeah, I f*&%#' mind !!!!"
I passed a snarled glare and said, "Well Merry Christmas you can jump ahead of us!"

The seasoned woman patted my back in agreement.

Both her and I chatted for a few minutes while the cashier ran .. quite literally to the rest room.
Within that short minute or two several more customers came to the store. Followed by the not so merry taxi driver who ended up behind every last one of the 15 or so others. What brought him back?
He pre-paid for $10 in gas and only used $9.50. Of course he stood there moaning and groaning how he had to wait for $0.50.
For me personally, I wold have simply left the $0.50 and went on my way.
However, given his disposition it was expected. Then again as many have said and many more will continue to say, "God does not like ugly!"

Facebook Status'  After returning home and spending some missed hugs with Bruce I signed unto my Facebook page. It wasn't long before I started seeing the disgruntlement on there.
Oh my boy/girl friend broke up with me, today was just an ordinary day, I'm not loved, this Christmas was the worst since .. fill in the blank.
To be honest I have been there myself and not too many years ago.
I have since learned to  .....
Thank Him for Your Thorns!
 "Nothing. Nothing but a promise to allow God to heal your heart. The first year's arrangement is always on me." The clerk smiled and handed a card to Sandra. "I'll attach this card to your arrangement, but maybe you would like to read it first." It read: My God, I have never thanked You for my thorns. I have thanked You a thousand times for my roses, but never once for my thorns. Teach me the glory of the cross I bear; teach me the value of my thorns. Show me that I have climbed closer to You along the path of pain. Show me that, through my tears, the colors of Your rainbow look much more brilliant." Praise Him for your roses, thank Him for your thorns.
 If more people learned that hard lesson I have learned the world would most likely be filled with a few less disgruntled people. And more that are grateful!


  1. Loved watching the videos with Rocket playing :)

  2. LOL He is most definitively a cutie patootie! I enjoyed being with you, Lee and Rocket on Christmas.
    You do have your hands full or should I say you are going to be quiet busy in he forthcoming years he is an explorer without a doubt.