Excellent weekend that was!
- Friday: Spoke at an unbelievable youth event: Friday Night Fire @ PHWC- Harrisonburg VA!
- Saturday: Went with Heaven (my daughter) to Washington DC for Senior Day at The Art Institute (a college she’s considering for her culinary education). Had a very fun time (as always) with Emily’s brother Dave. Ate the BEST Cheeseburger of my LIFE @ Ray’s Hell-Burger!
- Sunday: Had another epic church service at Destiny Family Center… preached from the message series: You’re Better Than That! part 4: Dry it Up! Aaron Huffer led worship after a week with the Swine Flue… it was BEAUTIFUL! Then after church: went to a 1:30pm lunch fellowship at Betty Dorondo’s house (FUN & TASTY), then a 2:30pm bday party at Dorothy Langenstine’s house… then, our DFC Lead Team surprised Emily and I with dinner at the MELTING POT and a stroll around the Charlottesville Downtown Mall! We felt SO LOVED and APPRECIATED!
Oh… and then LAST NIGHT: dun dun-dun-dunnnnnn! Heaven ripped open my bedroom door @ something like 12am… VERY UPSET!
You see, yesterday I decided to put her two pet mice OUTSIDE because she needed to clean the cage and they smelled awful… and really, the little gals needed some FRESH AIR!
Well, I FORGOT to bring Kiddy & Puppy Balsamo back inside… and once the sun dropped, the cold apparently killed one of Heaven’s beloved RODENTS!
I tried convincing Heaven that it was probably just old age… and last night was Kiddy’s (similar to photo above) appointed time to go be with Jesus. She didnt buy that suggestion and I’m not sure if she’s going to talk to me for a while. I did however, bring her other mouse back from the dead… with a blow drier!
Here’s how the rescue went down: when I arrived at Heavens bedroom at approximately 12:03am, Puppy was STIFF and barely breathing! No-one can IMAGE THE PRESSURE I felt knowing that IF both mice died, I would end up having to buy Heaven some new exotic creature… like maybe the EMU she’s been hinting about! (photo below)
THANK GOD… he HEARD MY PRAYERS (really, I way praying like crazy!) And after about 15 minutes of warmth, Puppy Balsamo opened her eyes and started walking around the cage… and Heaven smiled for the first time in what felt like an ETERNITY! It’s the MIRACLE I needed to salvage whatever was left of my daughter and I’s relationship! lol
Heavens last words to me: thanks Dad, for saving Puppy’s life (I felt a brief moment of HOPE)… even though you killed Kiddy (I left the room feeling like the ultimate CREEP of all time).
So, guess what I’m doing today! First, I’m heading over to Pet’s-N-Pals this afternoon to spend another ONE DOLLAR, buying Puppy a new friend! God, help my SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD daughter to forgive her DADDY for accidentally killing one of her PET mice! Oh, and I forgot to tell you guys… Heaven insists upon giving Kiddy a proper BURIEL this afternoon! SO, a celebration of kiddy Balsamo’s SHORT mouse life will begin at the Balsamo Pet Cemetery @ 3:45pm (after heaven gets home from school)! Grrrrr! lol
Ok… thats all for today! We have a FUNERAL to go prepare for! Hope you enjoyed the laugh… I’ll write something spiritual tomorrow! Have a super Monday everyone!