Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Did you ever have something so unbelievable happen to you that you can not seem to figure what is real and what is not?  I was having a pretty rough Monday morning - the youngest two daycare children were super fussy throwing off our preschool time so the four and five year olds were running amuck.  My phone rang just as I was getting the 7 month old to sleep the phone rang.  I cursed under my breath at the timing of the phone.  Barely audible, the answer machine was mumbling something about Fox44 news.  I continued with the day and it wasn't long before the phone rang again ...ugggg, the school telling me I need to go pick up my son that he was being sent home for the day ... I finally managed to catch my breath at one point and remembered that I had a message on the machine.  I hit the play button, "Hello, this message is for Samantha Ovitt.  This is Dave Rawson with Fox 44 news and we have good news for you.  You are the lucky winner of Fox 44  Simon Says American Idol contest ..."  I laughed, jotted down the number and was preparing to call back.  "Not funny today", I thought.  I quickly dialed the number and got an answering machine.  "This is Samantha Ovitt calling back and I want to know Is This Legit???".  As I was preparing to hang up - still moody and looking for an outlet.  "Hello, hello?  This is Dave."  I won't bore you with the rest of the conversation ... I will say that I hung up the phone feeling a bit uneasy.  I had just won two tickets to a live viewing of American Idol on May 25th - all expense paid!  I called my husband at work still shaking.  He said, "you're taking Sayde right?"  I paused, and he said "I wouldn't have it any other way".  Sayde is one of our five children who just celebrated her 16th birthday.  I have so many days where I question where we stand in his life and moments like this tell me that we are right where we need to be!  I made this frame for him today - I printed the lyrics to You're the Inspiration and added some photo's, ribbon and gems (all Stampin' Up products).  I hid this in is desk area so that when he opened the doors to access his computer it would be there for him.  My way of saying thank you for all you do and all you are.


1 comment:

Kath said...

Silver Lining? Sounds like the ups and downs of like are carrying you along:). What a thoughtful gift.