Brain cells - I'm talking about brain cells. Try to keep up and guess what I'm thinking, OK? They're are either stealing the brain cells from us, or they're being replaced with fat cells! I don't believe I was always this dumb - it's those little people - they sucked the 'smart' right outta me! This is why you're advised to go to college BEFORE you have children.
Last night I did something I'd rail on my ten year old for at LEAST until the next century begins...
I washed my brand new MP3 player that Santa put in my stocking.
I also prayed over it. It wasn't a very expensive MP3 player - I happen to know that Santa got it on a good "Black Friday" sale at 5 a.m. and there was a $20 rebate coming too - but still, there's not money in the budget to replace it right now and how on earth will I know who to vote for in November if I don't listen to Fox News at the gym every week until then???
I got home late from the gym last night and finally, at about 1 a.m., I went in to put the poor, dead (yet warm) little MP3 on to charge while I took a hot shower before falling into bed.
When I got out of the shower you'll never guess what I discovered - the little bugger actually powered up!!! I couldn't believe it! Praise the Lord - it was a laundering miracle!
I turned it off quickly and said, "no way Lord... no way! If you saved this little MP3 player I'll have to tell everyone! And even write to the Delstar company!" I may not be able to understand all of the Engrish in the operations manual but that little sucker sure is tough!
Well - the ending isn't entirely happy - it does power up AND the JVC jelly soft stereo headphones (in an adorable pink) still work as well, but it only works when it's plugged into the charge.
BUT - this just might be something that the marvelous Delstar company could fix for me. Sure can't hurt to ask.
Just wanted to share that little New Year miracle with you! Now, I realize with sick children and dying parents, war in the world and scrapbook hall-of-fame winners being dethroned that this just is NOT a big deal - but our Heavenly Father wants to give us the "desires of our hearts" and we are of more importance to Him than we even give ourselves. These two verses in Luke 12 don't necessarily apply to my little MP3 miracle - but I wanted to share them anyhow:
8 “I tell you the truth, everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, the Son of Man will also acknowledge in the presence of God’s angels.