We are vacationing in North Carolina at Holden Beach. It is a great place and we are having a fantastic time. I will blog later in the week about seeing God in seeing the Ocean and the land between Iowa and the ocean.
But, today I want to honor Sam. It is his 18th birthday today! In some ways it seems like yesterday that God brought him into our world and in other ways it seems like an eternity! It has been quite a roller coaster! Highs and lows. Good times and bad times.
One thing Sam has taught us is honesty – especially when it comes to opening up presents. Sam is an incredibly hard kid to buy gifts for. Usually he just doesn’t care. Once in awhile he gets something he likes. Other times we are sure he will like something and he totally snubs his nose at the gift.
Today was one of those days when we thought we had a gift for Sam that he would love – the game of Trouble. This is a game Sam has played all summer at Camp ChildServe. Needless to say he was not impressed. We caught his response on video for you all to enjoy. In this video you get both extremes – a gift he likes (a Barney video) and one he doesn’t (Trouble).
I am certain we have all received gifts where internally we have had the same response as Sam. The thing is that we generally hide our reaction. Sam doesn’t! He is brutally honest!