Confession #1: I am not the coolest cat on the block.
Confession #2: And I am okay with that.
While I may not own the latest fashions (no LuLaRue leggings here…yet), there occasionally are items that I think, hey I like that…maybe I am cooler than I thought.
That’s what I thought when my oldest daughter got a Kavu bag for her birthday. She had been eyeballing them and making mention of how she would like one for months, so when her birthday rolled around, Grandmama knew exactly what to get her!
Here’s the thing about my Ruth (she is just like her daddy in this), she will look at something and investigate it for months and months, but when she makes up her mind that she likes something and would like to get it…it is a done deal. She had been googling Kavu bags and reading Amazon reviews for months declared that she wanted a Kavu bag.
So while we were in Kentucky last week, I asked if I could try out the Kavu bag…and Ruthie so kindly agreed to let it be “my” purse for the weekend. I loaded that thing up and slug it over my head like a really cool hipster (because you know…I can go back to my cool days…wait, did I have any of those?!?)
And here’s the thing…everytime I needed to get anything out of it, I had to slide it in reverse over my neck. And after the forty-second time that someone needed hand sanitizer or a tissue, I realized that I might also need some thick cream for my neck where I was rubbing it raw with this Kavu bag.
After day two of Kavu bag coolness, I had made my decision…no Kavu bag for me, but I was most appreciative of the opportunity to try one out before I went whole hog with the new purse.
So anyway, we spent the end of last week in Owensboro, Kentucky and had a wonderful time! Everyone there was SO FRIENDLY and the museums were absolutely fabulous! The girls and I shopped for shoeboxes while Dustin was in some meetings and enjoyed the ministry that is “Hobby Lobby” and “Target.” And of course, we enjoyed the ministry of the “Chick-Fil-A” after we finished shoebox shopping!
And be this weird or not, I always enjoy trying out new grocery stores when we are in new cities. Last year, I fell in love with the “GIANT” grocery store in Virginia and this time I tried out a new and FABULOUS Kroger!
None of this is relatable to the book or to infant loss grief, but we are more than that. We are a family trusting God through all of life journeys!
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” Proverbs 3:5