A List Maker's Life: Get Back Up Again

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Get Back Up Again

Early this winter Gavin expressed an interest in ice skating.  Kevin took him to our friends' backyard rink where he confidently found his way around the ice pushing a small chair.  When his school sent home a flyer inviting the kids to a lesson at a local indoor hockey rink he made sure we added the event to our calendar.  

When we arrived we were all a bit overwhelmed to see how very many children were also interested in learning to skate, likely fueled by the Winter Olympic hype.  Anne Hope completely freaked opted out as soon as she saw the crowds, leaving Gavin to brave it alone.  Brave it he did, even without the safety of a chair to push.  We were so proud of his effort and his willingness to keep at it.

Fast forward to this weekend.  Gavin's great buddy, Jeremy, was looking out for him when a copy of tobyMac's newest album Tonight came across his desk at the radio station.  He set it aside to be sure we had a copy.  When he brought it over and we were all pretty excited.  Gavin put it in right away and a family dance party ensued.  The catchy tune to song #2 became a quick favorite.  After listening a few times Gavin happily explained, "You know that song is so true.  It's like when things go wrong we can just get back up again and God will help us do it.  Like when I tried ice skating."
We lose our way,
We get back up again
It's never too late to get back up again,
One day you will shine again,
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever.

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  1. Oh Katie....that was so beautiful...gave me chills!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. He is such a sweet little guy! I can't wait for my copy of the CD to come! (I won a MckMama twitter contest for one!)


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