Friday Fragments...A Day Late

Half-Past Kissin' Time

~I'm a little late to the party this week.  Friday snuck up on me since we were out of school on Mon. for MLK Jr. Day, and then again on Wed. due to snow in the mountains.

~  Here's proof that there are still good people out there:
A waitress in a restaurant in the big city missed work to go to Ohio to take care of her mom after a heart attack.  She had a notice on her door from the utility company:  her power was scheduled to be turned off the next day.  One of her customers left her a tip for $1075 on a $29 bill.  As it turns out, the couple had just moved here and hadn't found a church; the tip was the amount that they would have tithed.  The best thing about it:  the couple who left the tip refuses to be identified.  You can read the whole story here.  The story didn't mention that the waitress bakes for and feeds the homeless on her own time.

~  OS is going west.  To Utah.  And I couldn't be more excited for him.  This has been a dream of his, and now he is in a position to go for it.  I'm afraid he'll never come home, though.  We're just praying for good weather on his drive out there.
(Picture courtesy of OS)
 ~  After a tough meeting last week (or rather, a lot of build-up to a meeting), I'm actually excited about work again.  I have to learn not to let things get the best of me.  I guess if I haven't learned by now, I never will!

Hope everybody is staying warm!


  1. Oh how exciting for your son!! You never know, he might come home again :) Honestly, our mover from Montana to Southern California said that he had learned over his years of moving that most people eventually move back to where "home" is. He chose to stay put where home was and instead travel around through moving to other parts of the company.

    And if son stays put for a bit, Utah is a beautiful place to visit!

    Glad to hear the meeting, though, tough, also helped you possibly enjoy work again.

    So neat about that tip for the waitress; God truly was looking after her and her needs.

    We have a ministry at church that reaches out to moms, called "Mom's Time Out." Someone anonymously made a donation to it, not knowing the needs it had, for the exact amount of those needs. Amazing how God works!


  2. Is OS traveling to Utah for pleasure or is he moving there to stay?

    I heard that story on the news yesterday ... wow ... just hearing that gave me goosebumps.

  3. Sweet story you shared. Looks like OS is going to have a great time. Nothing like having a dream come true!

  4. What a beautiful story. It is so nice to read about or hear about the good people in the news. Great opportunity for your son it sounds like. I can imagine it dies tug at the heart strings though. Hope you have a good week!


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