We had a great time in South Haven. We were SO glad that we stayed to take go on the tall ship. Dad, Andy and I became part of the crew and were allowed to steer the ship. You would not believe how hard it is to steer a ship; with all that water from the lake pushing against you, you have to have big muscles to do it. Once you get the hang of it, though, it is fairly easy. This was the best part of our vacation. If you are ever in South Haven, take the time to go on this ship. It is well worth it!
On Sunday Melissa and I went to Worship on the Waterfront. I love going to the boardwalk and just walking around, but I also like to go to WOW on Sunday nights and enjoy the company of other Christians and the time to worship together. It makes you realize how good we have it in the US that we are able to worship our Lord out in public without fear of harm.
Jadon Lavik was the artist and we were really glad that we went. Some of his songs are played on JQ, like Changing Happy and What If. He has such a pure voice. You can tell that he really believes what he is singing.
After he left, we stayed for the musical fountain and were glad that we stayed and waited almost an hour to see it. We had both seen it before, but it is always so beautiful, that it is worth the wait.
We had left during the concert to get some ice cream and when we got back to our seats and got settled in again a woman came with her 4 year old son and sat down next to me. She then introduced herself and her son to me, and I thought, "This is odd; people don't usually introduce themselves when they sit next to someone." She then reached into her sons pocket and pulled out a pump, just like mine, color and all. She proceded to tell me that she had seen me walk by on our way back to our seats and she said the her son, "Look, that girl has a pump just like you!" Her son, who was adorable, told her that he wanted to go show me his pump, so they followed me to my seat and we talked for a little while. I was surprised at how well they handled it. He was only 2 when he was diagnosed, 3 when he got the pump, and he is only 4 now. They always keep it locked because he likes to hit the buttons sometimes. I thought that it was so cute that he was so excited to show me his pump. I do love to see other people with pumps. It is nice to talk to them and find out how they do things and just talk to them, as someone who understands exactly what I am going through.
Andy and Dad went, yesterday, to the Nascar Nextel Cup race in Brooklyn, MI at Michigan International Speedway. Andy had won tickets, thanks to Aunt Cheri who had entered his name,and him and Dad finally decided that they would go, however they had one problem, what vehicle to drive all the way down there? The drive was about 2 and a half hours down there. I offered them my car, in exchange for driving Andy's truck to church.
They made it all the way there and back, with my car in one piece, and they had a wonderful time. I can now say that my car has been to a Nascar race!! There was a lot of dirt on it, some of it from the drive to MIS, but, thank you Dad and Andy, the washed it for me!
First of all, mom wanted to blog this, however, I told her that I needed to update my blog, so I got it! Today, mom and I went out ot Holland to do some shopping when we saw a very odd sight. We came up to a stoplight and saw a man walking down the sidewalk with his legs spread out. So, like any normal person, we looked closer to see why he was walking so oddly. Then we saw it! The inside of his pants, from crotch level to knees, were covered in something brown! It looked like he had some serious issues! We called Laura to tell her of our sighting, and when told she said that any nice person would have offered to help, but we didn't really want those pants in our car!
I am a Child of God, sister, daughter, and friend. I have a great family: Mom, Dad, brother, sister and brother-in-law, and an amazing and adorable niece!. I also have a cat, Oliver, who gets himself into a lot of trouble, but who is loved a lot! I work at a nursing home in the kitchen and housekeeping, which I love.