I saw blue lights in my rear-view mirror and we’re seeing blue at the movies tonight…
IN THE NEWS:
* School goes into lockdown, prevents mass shooting in CA
* TSU Fraternity member dies
* Authorities in Tampa searching for potential serial killer
* Donald Trump Jr. secretly messaged with WikiLeaks during the campaign
* for the first time in 14 years, blood pressure guidelines have been changed
IN THE WORD:
A wonderful thing about God’s silence is that His stillness is contagious ~ Oswald Chambers
IN MY LIFE
Yes, it’s true: I saw the blue lights flashing in my rear-view mirror yesterday while driving in downtown Nashville beckoning me to pull over. As I reached for my license and registration, I had no idea what I could have done wrong. And with all the suspense of a reality dating show, the kind officer finally let me know that both my brake lights were out. Believe it or not, as I searched for my insurance to show him, I discovered my card had expired last week and I hadn’t printed out a new one. So he wrote me a ticket for both those infractions, but luckily, as long as I send proof of insurance and proof that I replaced my tail lights within 45 days, the ticket will be nullified (let this be a PSA for the rest of you to make sure those are working and your paperwork is up to date in your vehicle!)
So while I spent most of my day working off-site so I could get the tail-lights fixed, I’m excited for tonight because the kids and I are getting a special preview of the new movie “Wonder” (the movie poster with the blue background and the kids with the space helmet on, in case you didn’t already know ;). My daughter read this book last year and LOVED it and has been counting down the days until the movie came out. Knowing he couldn’t see the movie until he read the book, my son literally finished it in two days this week. To say they’re both excited is an understatement.
Here is a synopsis from the studio:
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
One of my favorite quotes I’ve seen on their Twitter account is:
“Family is the people who accept you for who you are and love and support you no matter what”.
You know I’ll be sharing my thoughts as soon as we see it, but with a supporting cast made up of Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson & Jacob Tremblay, I think it’s going to be hard to find fault with this one.
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