I already had something working on for today’s posting, but my good friend Lucy sent me an email that contained a story of a young man named Kevin Schombert, a senior at his high school in Frederick County, Maryland.
He was named Homecoming King. According to some of his school mates, he has the highest school spirits, participates in sports at his school and has a great positive attitude. He has Downs Syndrome.
He comes home every day and says “Mom, today was the best day of my life, I think today is really going to be hard to top.”
You know, sometimes in my life I am going through some days that are not that hot. I don’t mean weather hot. I mean emotionally challenging. Today was one of those days. You know, some days are hotter than others. Do not like to minimize the days when I am not that chipper. They are part of my life, just as are the very exciting and joyful ones.
But, my incredible Creator knows exactly what to do and when to do it. I turned on my computer to type my posting for Monday with an idea in mind, but decided to check my emails before. There it was. Thank you Lucy for being the vessel that the Almighty used to make me see the extremely fortunate and blessed that I am.
Also, thanks to you, Kevin, for being my angel for today and reaching out to someone you will never meet in person, but already has influenced my life.
The picture above is a small painting my lovely daughter made over fifteen years ago when she was going through her wanting to be a painter phase. I have always kept it inside my Bible right on the page of Isaiah 41.
So…it was today, 6 November, 2011…a day to see the rays of sunshine high above the clouds.
Your Happy Contessa
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41, 10.