Sunday, May 18, 2008

Maggie's dance recital

This is my first blog, so bear with me. I have had these thoughts on my mind all day and just needed to get them out there. So here goes...............

Okay, it was a really long day for me yesterday. I had to get up and get Maggie ready for dress rehearsal for her very first dance recital. We had to be there at 8:30. Well, I woke up late due to being up all night. Maggie had a fever during the night due to her mommy being stupid and letting her have her 4yr shots on Friday. I also had to fight with Jonathan to get him out the door. Of course, when you tell him to come on, he goes the opposite direction. O- the life of a 2yr old. When we got to the auditorium, my DEAR DEAR mother in law took Jonathan with her so I wouldn't have to fight him. We (me &Maggie) were at the rehearsal for almost 3 hrs. We grabbed some lunch, came home and she took a nap and I sewed. Jonathan was brought back to me (asleep thank God) and when his daddy got home, he took him to go see Pawpaw. Mommy got lots of sewing done. We got ready for Maggie's recital and headed out the door. The recital went really well. Maggie did really well but mommy had to stay back stage the majority of the time. Maggie wanted mommy or daddy and wasn't going to dance, otherwise. All of this isn't what has been on my mind. This is:

We were told to bring flowers for our child so that when they do the finale, a family member may bring them a bouquet after their name is announced. This was
reinterated on Saturday by the instructor. I went Friday and bought 2 bouquets. While the kids took a nap on Saturday, I cut stems and tied 2 bouquets. I was so proud of them. We get done with the recital and all the girls are called out one by one. They have mommies and daddies or siblings giving them flowers. We were on the next to last group and one little girl was announced and she just stood there. There was noone. I was so sad. The dance instructor swa this and went to get a flower from an arrangement used for decoration. It dawned on me that we had 2 bouquets. My dear hubby was behind and I turned and said, Go give her a bouquet. Very quickly, in the dark you see this 6'2" man come rushing down to give this little girl flowers. Everyone in the audience starting clapping. I just started boohooing. I can't describe how sad and happy I was all at the same time. We had several church members there with their daughters and I can't tell you the number of comments that were made today. What did that do to that child? How did that affect her. My hubby had someone come up to him after the recital and tell him that he was a hero. Was he? It wasn't done out of selfishness. It was done to make a little girl snile. Why did noone else jump up. Looking back on Friday, when I bought the flowers. I almost did not but 2 bouquets. Did God lead me to but 2 bouquets, so that this little girl would have some flowers and not be alone? I have just been overwhelmed with pride for my hubby jumping up and giving this little girl those flowers. I was then worried I would have to explain to our 4 yr old why she only got one bouquet. She picked out the ones we gave away. She never asked why. Isn't God wonderful? It just makes you realize that all things are planned by Him!!!!! I know this was long but I needed to talk about it. Not b/c we did something to get glorified, those were not the reasons, but because God works in wonderful and mysterious ways. Thank you God for everything you do!!!


Lois said...

Beautiful job Christie and yes it was God's work.
Keep being you!!!
Aunt Lois

Boutique Tots said...

That was sweet.. and yes He always guides us all we have to do is listen. You gave me goosebumps reading this message because for some reason you got 2 and then and there you were ready for the challenge that God had given both youa nd our wonderful husband! How sweet! Isn't it great to know that you HAVE been touched. hugs coming your way!


tbuckles said...

What an amazing God we serve. Just love hearing God stories. Have enjoyed reading your blog!