the rescue of ALL 33 Chilean miners late last night....
For some reason, I was and actually still am really drawn to this news story. As many of you know, Marc and I are kind of "news junkies." We follow the news in a fairly diligent manner.
Most of the news we watch is on the negative side, which does frustrate me, which also causes me to sometimes turn off the news for a reprieve.
But, this story, in my opinion, is the most positive story I've heard all year -- I think.
The sheer engineering of getting those miners out....The psychology behind the miners living in an enclosed space -- all 33 of them together -- for 69 days....The physiological effects on the human body....And ultimately,
How God was involved in all of this!!!!!
**I loved hearing how some of the miners requested Bibles be sent down there for the 69 day ordeal.
**I loved how, upon exiting the "rescue capsule," some of the guys immediately went to their knees to thank God.
**I loved watching the wives of these miners when they got to embrace their husbands for the first time since early August.
**I loved watching a young girl run up to her rescued Daddy.
**I loved how one miner, who was not married, had his mother waiting for him upon rescue. He gave him mother a HUGE embrace when she ran to greet him. (I think this one actually touched me the most as a mother of a son).
**I LOVE how one miner got to see his newborn child for the first time after being rescued...This child was born during the 69 day ordeal.
**I loved the Chilean patriotism by the Chilean people.
**I loved how the Chilean President and his wife stayed up throughout the almost 24 hour rescue ordeal and personally greeted each rescued miner.
The list could go on and on for me....
**I DID NOT like how one miner's wife found out her husband had a mistress during this ordeal...But, we won't go there. This isn't a tabloid blog.
So, admittedly, yesterday, I spent quite a bit of time with this on....
Today, I'm still excited for the rescue....But, I need to be a bit more productive.
So, this morning, Luke went over to play with his friends, Oliver and Lily...(thanks for watching him this morning, Kendall). And, I heard that Jill and Sophia were there as well -- quite a bit of fun, I'm sure, with four small children.
During that time, I went to my optometrist's office and had my eye dilated -- done every other year. So, I left with these fancy things for my glasses to see outside.
Admittedly, this isn't my favorite thing to have done, BUT it's really only 1/2 day or so of inconvenience for routine eye care.
And, this afternoon, I've been making Hamburger Goulash....
It's to be served over mashed potatoes....I took this photo before it had "thickened." It's not supposed to "soupy." It's supposed to be thick. Hopefully, it turns out how it's supposed to turn out.
And, if you saw THIS POST of mine on Monday, you'll know this originally was the plan for Tuesday evening....But, since Marc was sick, I opted to make him Chicken and Noodles and saving this for tonight.
Joyful and a little silly
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