Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Unexpected Half-Times

I had a bad attitude about the Superbowl. I really did. You see, our church hosted a Superbowl party and the half-time show was to be turned off so we could hear a Michigan State football player share his faith journey. I really wanted to see the Black Eyed Peas instead (even though I may have referred to them as the Green Eyed Peas earlier that day.) When we got to the party, it was poorly attended, and that annoyed me, too.
But then I started to listen and to talk with Otis Wiley and his fiance, and I was truly impressed with their graciousness and their tender hearts. But most of all, I loved their passion for Christ. These two people will make a positive difference in this world well beyond football. Now my middle boy has a real football player - and a very fine man - he thinks of as his new friend.



I am so very glad we went to that party.
Now go see what makes everyone else happy today.

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13 comments:

Lucy and Ethel said...

This was WAY better than the halftime show!!! If I hadn't had a cat on my lap who was finally behaving, I'd have either escaped or at least located the remote for MUTE. Sheesh.

So glad you have a fantastic role model for your boy :)

Lucy

Cranberry Morning said...

That is awesome. Too many kids have no Christian heros to look up to, and instead follow the wrong crowd.

Laura~peach~ said...

awesomeness!!!!! :)
i am easy... sleeping babies make me happy :)

The Incredible Woody said...

Love it!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

**SmILING**
This is awesome. What a role model to have.
Your boy is so cute...I could nibble on his cheeks. I am sure he would not approve though.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

The half time show was not very good. Your event sounds much better.

Betty said...

Great picture. I bet he´ll cherish it always.

I should do the Happiness Project again. I forgot about it.

leigh said...

I love your list of annoyances but I love it even more that you turned it around there at the end.

Kristin - The Goat said...

What a fabulous surprise to have such a surprise just waiting for you :) I'm really excited that the player was from Michigan State LOL My home school!

Mental P Mama said...

I am so glad your son got to meet such a great role model. They are, sadly, few and far between these days.

In the Heart of Happy said...

That is just so cool and some of my most favorite memories as a child are the ones when my father introduced me to professional athletes...

the inspiring ones.

You might nothing with the Black Eyed Peas...nothing at all.

Leslie said...

Black Eyed Peas? Who? lol.... stop by my blog.. there's an award waiting for you.. :)

Mrs4444 said...

That's refreshing :) Happy for your kid.