"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

29 October 2011

A Spontaneous Purchase

If you know us, you know this RARELY happens.

We got to the farmers' market this morning in downtown Saratoga and realized that we had left Brennan's hat on top of the shoe rack at home (and then felt like terrible parents). It was incredibly cold this morning, and we were already out of the car, with a bundled up Brennan strapped into his stroller by the time we realized we were sans hat. We hemmed and hawed over our options: go home to retrieve the hat and then come back out, one of us go home while the other stayed downtown, buy a hat from the lady at the farmers' market who sells the (ugly) dishtowel-style bibs ... Finally, we remembered that we were within walking distance of a children's store going out of business. It was the most expensive item of clothing we have ever bought for Brennan (even at a 30% discount), but it was so cold today that the purchase was definitely worth it.

Plus, he looks so cute in it!

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