Stu’s World XXVIII

What can I say? I have been one lazy dude this week.

The clouds looked cool Tuesday morning…

I sort of withdrew into my own little world with the exception of work those first three days of the week. I have not read much. I have not written much.

The kids didn’t have Taekwondo this week. So I just came home and watched movies. I’ve watched all the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Movies, Suicide Squad, Alpha, Green Lantern (yeah I’m weird I actually like it) and then Brandon and I watched Polar Express Saturday morning 😊

The holidays are tough for me as I really have no one to share them with.

I walked to Waffle House for my Thanksgiving lunch/dinner. I almost walked into a pole on the way while chatting with Purple Rose on Instagram. I’m glad no one was videoing.

They hooked me up though…

I didn’t order double hash browns but I did not complain 😊 Four eggs Sunnyside up, hash browns with onion, ham and covered in cheese. Oh and of course coffee and a blueberry waffle…yummy!!

But Friday finally rolled around. Brandon came to stay. We walked to Walmart to get a pizza and to “look” for Christmas ideas. I already knew what I was going to get him but our Walmart has not carried them…

He’s only been asking for them for about a year now. Well, as I was checking to see if Flash Season 5 was marked down for Black Friday Brandon said he saw some Ear Pods. Guess what? He was right! One pair. Of course, they couldn’t be the ones on sale. That would just be too easy!

But I asked the cashier to get them. We proceeded to put them on layaway and I would get them out next week. That way it wouldn’t be such a junk out of my check. Just look at that smile 😍 It was that smile that broke me.

My bonus did come in. It was just not enough to really do anything with except buy his ear pods. So yeah, I did it. I went back up front and bought them. Brandon wrapped his arms around, buried his head into my chest and started crying.

And this little black lady about as tall as Brandon come up to us grabs my arm ever so gently asking what is wrong. Brandon looks up, wiping he tears off and says I’m crying because I’m happy. My dad just got me the most perfect Christmas present ever.

She smiles and let’s go of my arm, gives Brandon a hug and says your a little young man and you sir are a good dad. I smiled and said thank but in my head I honestly was like…I’m really a sucker for my son’s smile 😊

That two hundred and change was going to my car fund. But to have that smile and then those moments of his head buried in my chest and crying tears of happiness is worth more to me than the price of the ear pods. It’ll just take a little longer with the car is all.

Saturday before his mom came to pick him up he wanted to play a weird game were I got on the floor and folded my arms over my chest. He then sat on top of me and said laugh dad. He then pushed making the laugh sound different. It was fun. So it was his turn…

It was too funny not to share with everyone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†

We almost ate the whole 2 pound bag of M&M’s though 😲

But on a more serious note. I shared a song earlier today. It’s a very strong song. But the reason for the song is the most important thing right now. The devil is in a rampage here of late digging his heels in even deeper trying to get a stronghold in people’s lives and community.

And we as followers of Christ who take the Bible as truth know of the fight between good and evil. We must be in earnest prayer for our family and friends. Many are battling things that we don’t see because they are afraid to share. And the enemy doesn’t want them to share it either. He wants them scared, fearful, and ashamed.

We need to pray for the angels to form a protective shield around our friends and family. Send an angel…send two. There are legions of angels just waiting to go into battle for God’s creational masterpiece…us. Send them!

35 thoughts on “Stu’s World XXVIII”

  1. That Thanksgiving lunch looked soooo good! I’m so glad you went to eat. Sorry about the pole! 😬

    Oh my goodness, that smile would get me too! πŸ’•

    I love your videos!!! πŸ€—

    You are so right brother Stuart, preach!!! Amen!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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        1. I have a very high metabolism! Ask the guys at work how much I eat or Angie. They are always picking on me because they’ll turn around and see me eating something πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          Though my stomach has shrunk a little over the past few months trying to save money. I eat once a day and munch throughout the day.

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  2. You walked into a pole? Seriously? Double eye roll for that one my friend! (Watch me do the same thing tomorrow for judging)
    Anyway, you are a blessed man. Dontcha think that sometimes God keeps us in a place of need so that we remember to look to Him for strength? Like if we had all the things we wanted/needed…would we really still need Him?
    You’re blessed with a son who has such a huge heart. Brandon sounds like my Abigail. Born with a smile and a general happy disposition. It’s a gift!

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    1. That was a typo. It was supposed to say almost. Something made me look up just in time to miss it. Though I did step in the ant bed at the bottom while avoiding the sign πŸ˜‚. I told Brandon about it on our way to Walmart. When he looks at my foot print in the ant bed he goes…ummm dad you were too close and cracks up.

      He truly is a gift. One I am totally grateful for.

      Oh, I would still need Him. I flub up too much. Some days it feels like I’m being punished for something I don’t remember doing. If that makes sense. But I’m trying not to be negative about it anymore. He’ll bless me with a car somehow.


  3. I walk into poles way to many times by getting carried away chatting with people!!! It is kind of funny though! Almost did that again today! πŸ˜‰

    Laughing is the best thing ever!!! That was very sweet with what happened with you and Brandon!

    2 lb bag of M&Ms… good grief!!!

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  4. Hi Stu, Thank you for being courageous to share. Your meal looks delicious. Your little ones smile was priceless. I, too am without a car, it’s a hard story to share, yet you inspire me so I will write it. And a little reminder, all those angels were with you at dinner, you are never aloneπŸ€—, Blessings

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    1. It is a hard story to share. Being without a ride just sucks the life out of me, honestly. I’m trying to stay positive about it though.

      It was delicious! Cooked to perfection πŸ™‚

      I look forward to reading about your experiences 😊

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  5. Blessings, bro! The devil can come kicking, but will definitely go screaming! You have angels all around, in the heavenly, and an army here on earth… prayer for you! The devil, will always be defeated! Stay blessed!

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