I Want to Be So Far Gone in You

I heard this on the radio on the way home from taking Patrick to work this morning. Driving in Houston and its environs can be stressful, and it used to be really hard on me. I’ve been taking Patrick to work for 3 months now, and I’m finally becoming a little less tense in the crazy traffic. Today on the way home, I was able to listen to Air 1 and just enjoy the music.

When this song came on, I just started to worship the Lord. I didn’t care who was around or what was going on around me. It was a beautiful experience.

So I wanted to share it with you. When I looked it up based on the words I could remember, I couldn’t believe it was by Thousand Foot Krutch! I didn’t know they did any songs that sounded like this. I lean to the softer side of Christian Rock. And their album covers have looked kind of scary to me. But this song is a wonderful worship song. And I listened to a few more of their songs that I liked, too. You learn something new every day.

Speaking of Patrick…

Patrick is doing so well at his job at Family Dollar that the district managers were talking about how great he is with customers and how he always shows up on time and works really hard, and his managers told him about the conference call and what the higher-ups were saying about him. It was so encouraging and heartwarming to hear about his success and that he is thought of so highly by the management. They know his name, and they are expecting big things from him. His managers were proud of him, too. I was bursting with pride and thanksgiving to God for giving Patrick such favor with God and man. I pray for him every time I drop him off at work. He felt like he had a rough start, but things are going great now. And he is showing good character and a strong work ethic. He went in to apply as soon as he turned 18. He actually went in on his birthday and told them he was ready to get his job! And he got it! When they talk about how great he is doing, I tell him to make sure they know that he was homeschooled. He said that he always does. He is representing homeschoolers very well. And I’m so pleased.

He has been working there for 3 months now. He is saving up for a car of his own. He has goals and plans and is being very responsible with the money he is making. I am very proud of the way he is making the transition into adulthood and taking care of his own affairs.

On the way home from work today (he only worked until 1:00 today) he felt the sun and the breeze and decided he wanted to do something outside, so he and I got stuff for a picnic and swept everyone off who was well enough to go to the park for a picnic. Several of us got sick the week of Thanksgiving. Some are still recovering. Everybody went on the picnic today except for Gary, Katie and Kelsey.

It is Dec. 3, but it was about 80 degrees this afternoon. We had some problems with bees and mosquitoes, but we still had a good time. The highlight for some of the kids was feeding the ducks. They mainly did it to lead the ducks away from our table so we could eat in peace, but they ended up having fun feeding the ducks.




So in spite of some sickness, we are blessed and increasing and rejoicing in the Lord.

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