Thanks Heavenly Father

I am a C.S. Lewis fan. I know EVERYONE is, but with good reason. I was contemplating this one today as I drove to Park City...

“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way”

In high school I asked Heavenly Father for a certain young man who played the guitar,
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me my youth instead.

I was positive that if one certain young man knew who I really was he would fall madly in love with me.
Heavenly Father thank you for teaching me to love myself more than that young man ever could.

I met someone who made me laugh, I was sure I had it right this time.
Heavenly Father thanks for letting me see that laughter was only the surface of that man.

I was willing to sacrifice everything that made me happy to make one young man happy forever,
He sacrificed much more to be happy right now.
Heavenly Father thank you for getting me out when you did.

In the words of a song:
Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers Remember when you're talking to the man upstairs That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care Some of gods greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
~Unanswered Prayers, Garth Brooks

Heavenly Father, I understand that I know so very little, but sometimes this human thing gets in the way and I think I have things figured out, and I ask for a certain man. I am grateful my best interests are being looked after even when I obviously don't know what the heck they are. So in the future when I make such a request again and then get very frustrated that you aren't giving me what I want, know that I really do know that this is all for the best and I am more than willing to wait for... well, the best. I never want you to get to the point where you say, have it your way, but I am positive I will keep asking.

While I am waiting I promise to continue living by my motto: "Stop thinking of the man of your dreams and become the woman of his."

Oh and when he says his prayers tonight and asks for that one girl, you know the one, and he tells you he is sure she is "the one". Please tell him no.


What are the chances?

I almost killed my best friend Thursday. It is true. Let me tell you the story.

I was coming home from work in Union Park and my sister wanted me to stop at ten thousand villages for her. I was driving down the street not paying much attention and I almost hit a pedestrian. I don't mean like I kinda almost hit him. I mean I SLAMMED on my brakes, tires squealing, stalled my car, inches from taking him out. That's the kind of almost hit him I am talking about.

Funny thing is that I looked up and while trying to make my heart start beating again I thought to myself... That looks like Wade. Just then Wade calls me:
"I seriously almost just got hit by a car"
"Um that was me"
"No way"
"What the heck are you doing?"
"Going to Ten Thousand Villages."
"Can I come?"
"Yeah what are you doing?
"Getting art supplies."
"I want to come."

So we spent the rest of the afternoon shopping together. Then I dropped him back off at his car:

"Well see you this weekend, thanks for letting me keep my knees."
"Yeah good thing I don't have money for that many balloons."

The joys of Lowes

Why this call was transferred to my desk I don't know. Maybe someone thought they would take advantage of the fact that I am only working there a few more days...

"This is Annie."
"Listen I just moved here from caliiiiiifornia. It is awful down there did you know that? You can trust anyone. Anyway I was having guests over so I went to Lowe's and bought a new commode. Well that man showed up at my door with this thing in pieces, I mean it was smashed, I swear to you that it was, so he had to go get me another. Then he comes back with this other commode that was... well it was meant for male equipment. Honey, they are built different than us and this toilet was meant for them. It was... long, if I can say that. Well I hated it and I told them to take it right back. I swear to you they have charged me for both toilets! Well then they came out and measured and said they would have to order me one in special. Well I had a normal one before and what is he telling me that I have to special order one, they don't have one My size!? Well honey I swear to you they charged me for the third one."
"Ummm Hmm"
"Honey then I went back and I bought two air conditioners. I turned them on and they smelled so bad. Honey I returned them. And they charged me for both of them!" I apologize for the language you are forcing me to use but I swear I returned all this stuff and it is all on my credit card. Well I haven't paid it in some months now because I don't think I have any of those items anymore so when they call I hang up on 'em."
"Well that makes sense."
"Honey I am just so frustrated. I don't know who to call or what to do."
"Well have you talked to a manager in the California store where you purchased it?"
"No who should I ask for?"
"The store manager, or another idea is when they call you, you might take that opportunity to ask for a manager. You need someone who can look at the store invoices and inventory. I can't from Idaho figure out what happened in that store. If you want to call the credit center hit 0# three times and you will get a person. But my recommendation is to save this story for someone good. Ask immediately for a supervisor then ask them for a manager that has the power to fix your problem."
"Well you have a blessed day."