When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Here comes that man you like!

I am joining up with Mama Kat's today and her totally awesome writer's workshop.  I love her prompts.
Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to Her Post to add your name to the link list. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:
1.) Last week you chose a 6 word memoir to share…this week elaborate. Tell us the story or thought process behind the sentence you wrote.
2.) Write a dramatic synopsis of a memorable day in your life, as if it was a movie or TV series.
3.) Describe what you think your life would be like if you had never had kids.
4.) In honor of the “white” after Memorial Day rule, name a fashion rule that you either break or enforce.
5.) Share a memorable road trip story!
6.) Vlog: Summer is here and it’s time to hit the water…will you be jumping in with the kids? How do you feel about prancing around in your swimsuit?

I don't know how good I am with a dramatic synopsis, but I thought that I would give number 2 a try.

Once upon a time I was a single mother with six small children.  We were busy, and happy in our life in spite of that.  One day, someone decided that I needed to attend a Singles Ward.  Now, just in case you might not know what that is, it is a church for single adults.  Men and women, with or without children.
In my case, I was happy to give it a try.  After all, how bad could it really be?  So, we went to a new Ward (or church).  The kids got a lot of attention there as no one else had nearly as many of them as I did.  Many of the single adults had never been married and really did like children.  So, the children in my family were very happy with the new arrangements.
There was an activity one evening that the kids and I were invited to.  The kids were each paired with a different adult and we all made different snacks and shared them.  We played games and actually had a wonderful evening together.  The kids had so much fun and were completely won over by their new friends.  
That very next Sunday found us at the singles ward again.  The men were passing the Sacrament.  (This is a very sacred, reverent time in our church).  It was completely quiet in the building.  There was no talking or noise.  Suddenly, my very young son (about 4 years old) recognized one of the young men passing the Sacrament.  This man was the one who had helped Adam for the activity and Adam had really liked him.  So, Adam grabs me by the arm and yells (oh how I wish I were exaggerating here!)  "Look Mom, here comes that man you like!"
The entire church turned to look.
There was no trap door in the floor for me to slide into.
There were no other children (except the ones that were mine) to blame it on.
Everyone looked at me, than at the young men to try and see who I liked!
Now this might not have been quite so bad, except that I did not even know the man's name (and I was destined to never find out!)
Obviously, It was a very memorable day.  One that I have certainly never forgotten.  And I am totally sure that somewhere "that man I liked" has never forgotten it either!

"Children are a great comfort in your old age -- and they help you reach it faster, too".  Lionel Koffman


  1. Oh...From the mouth of babes. :) Great story. I am sure that no one ever forgot that and some people probably still tell the story when they are thinking of funny things they witnessed in Sacrament meeting. :)

  2. Children really do say the darnedest things, true or untrue. My two year old likes to tell people, when he has his toddler cup, that he's drinking coffee. And if we happen to be in the potty together, he'll say I went poo poo nice and loud, even if I didn't.

    I love your closing quote. So true. New follower!

  3. Hysterical! What a great story!

  4. Kids, they are the innocents! Don't worry, you will get your revenge. EVERYTHING you say when they are teenagers is embarrassing to them!

    Found you through Mama Kats!

  5. Oh, kids... and I love that quote!