Sunday, September 9, 2007

When Life Isn't Great, Find Something to Celebrate Anyway!

I realize it has now been a few weeks since "The Disney Channel Original Movie Smash Hit High School Musical 2" (as my son would say) premiered. August 17 to be exact, but I was browsing through some photos that we took and this thought came to mind - When life isn't going great or as you expected, find something to celebrate anyway.

The particular week that this movie premiered was Spencer's first week at school. Needless to say, he didn't have a great first week. Without going into all the details, just know that we had to change schools the third day into the school year. He loved his old school (as did we) and didn't want to leave but he just couldn't quite keep up the pace. It was a very stressful week as we tried to make a decision as to what to do. We prayed long and hard about the impact a change would have on Spencer and on our routine.

In the end, God was faithful, (as He always is) and we ended up finding a great school that Spencer loves, where he is still in a Christian environment and he is doing great. But, in the middle of all of the chaos, when it seemed that everything was crazy, and our worries and fears were attacking us... we were a more than a little stressed. So, what did my husband do? He threw a party. He took Spencer and Mary Lyndsey to the grocery store and let them buy all the junk food they wanted, including a cake to decorate. He got balloons for the kids and flowers for me too. Then he came home, we ate junk food for supper and all sang and danced to the new tunes on the World Premier of HSM2. On Monday, Spencer started his new school and everything has worked out fine.

God promises us too that if we will just celebrate Him in the middle of our circumstances when everything doesn't seem to be going our way, that everything will work out fine. So, if things aren't going great - find something to celebrate anyway.


Carol said...

I love it! What a good idea. Greg is such a great hubby and daddy!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

What a great party. Looks like you all had a blast. We too had a party to watch this movie. (I think I love it as much as my girls do.)

Hope you're feeling better!


Megan said...

could that be any cuter?