Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bike Rides

I have been in the best mood today-- it hasn't been a perfect day but it has been one of those days where I feel like God is touching my life and saying I'm proud of you. This morning one of the counselors at my school came up and told me I could go to the kids' party. I had no idea what she was talking about. Then she told me it was my kids she was talking about and I could go to Yikes's Christmas parties. Brynny's is in the morning, so she is going to cover my morning duty and since I have planning and conference first thing I'll be able to make it back before I have to teach. Then she said they had me covered for Jadyn Rose's party at the end of the day too. I got goose bumps. I'm not going to tell either of them-- I'm just going to surprise them when I show up. The rest of the day was nice too, but I got the best feeling coming back from the store just now. We have been doing Secret Santa at my school and the last gift is supposed to be a toy. The toy gets donated to kids in need, but the idea is to get a toy that reminds you of your person. I found the perfect gift-- I won't spoil the secret, but I will be sure let you know Friday.

I was thinking about cool stuff that has happened in my life-- and I got to thinking about times when I have gotten lost and yet found my way home. One time when I was very little I went on a bike ride with my mom and my sister (my other sisters weren't born yet). I started daydreaming. Then I looked around and realized that I was alone. I pedaled as fast as I could to catch up but quickly found myself going down an unfamiliar streets. I panicked and pedaled faster but it didn't help. I began thinking I would never see my family again and I started crying. I kept trying to find the way and my face was now wet with tears. Then two women saw me and stopped. I weighed my options stay lost or risk going with them. I went with them. They drove to a pay phone and were able to call my house because I knew my phone number. They got directions from my mom and drove me to my house. I was very grateful and relieved to finally be back at my house with my family. Tomorrow I'll tell a very different story of another bike ride I took in high school.


Anonymous said...

Jake, I am so happy you get to go to the "Yikes" parties:) They are going to be soooo happy:)!!! God is so precious I love Him! He takes cares of us! He gave me a wonderful surprise yesterday!! It came at the perfect time!! Of course:)! Praying for you and your family. Peace In Christ, Pam Gillum

Anonymous said...

It is so wonderful to hear that there are still outstanding people who choose to do the right thing. Sometimes this world seems so "cold" and uncaring. But you have some almighty God support going on, I'm thankful for those who are choosing to listen to Him and make sure that needs and emotions are met. I believe it is an important time for you to be at those girls parties and I'm so glad you and the girls have been given that gift. Enjoy! Tammy M