Thursday, October 2, 2008

Weekend Alone

While Mozart was in Big Bear for the weekend, riding his motorcycle through the mountains, I decided to go see the movie "Fireproof". But little did I know that I was going to end up in the mountains...face to face with a bear!

Do to a mix up, I arrived at the theater 3 hours early. I didn't want to drive all the way back home due to gas, so I went for a short ride into the foothills. I was standing in a meadow, not far from a few people who were picnicing. Suddenly the picnic people scattered--grabbing their stuff-- and a bear walked up and inspected the table. Then he looked over at us hopefully. Of course we were now standing at a safe distance. A female ranger radioed for help. I debated about heading for my car...but decided to watch for a few more minutes. The bear headed for a locked trash can and inspected it. Then he checked out another table. When the bear started walking toward us, I took a few steps backwards, then very slowly walked to my car, got in, locked the door and headed down the mountain. I passed a jeep barreling up the road with three rangers in it.

What a way to kick off my weekend. By the way...the movie, "Fireproof", was good...about a young couple struggling in their marriage and how they worked through it—with help from a father—and with help from God. The movie was full of humor and emotion. The husband was a firefighter, and his life at the fire station added humor and drama to the movie. I think this is a great movie for young men to see who are contemplating marriage.

On Sunday, my youngest son and I drove to see my parents, and the four of us rode bicycles along the beach. It felt so good to get out.

My oldest son decided to meet with the man that I mentioned in my previous post. This was an answer to prayer! But he doesn't start for 2 weeks. Things are a bit dicey at home again. Some challenges here. Sometimes I'm so afraid for my son...and where his life is heading.

II Timothy 1:7 God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.

This verse always gives me confidence. And it reminds me that God believes in me. I hope it encourages you, too!


Grace Scott said...

I have somehow deleted all my posts again in an attempt to jazz up my blog. Working on it. Sounds like an exciting encounter with the bear - wow. Glad things are working out for you son. I watch with interest your challenges with your teen sons as I will soon be facing the same. Your calm approach seems to work well. I will check out that movie - so rare there is anything worth seeing at the movies these days. You will remain in my prayers. Have a good weekend.

Grace Scott

groovyoldlady said...

I'm glad you didn't try to indian wrestle the bear! :D

I just read back through several of your posts...and I feel your pain in the father/son department. Our son didn't live here as an adult, but rather left early as a prodigal. Things were always so tense here...ugh! Though he is still not walking with the Lord, his moving away has really helped erase so much of the ick factor. And now, even though it makes us sad to talk to him, we can talk to him without anger and can enjoy his goofy personality.

I'll be praying fory ou and yours...

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Love II Timothy 1:7. What an amazing promise from God! And about that bear? That's wild! Also, I'm hopefully seeing Fireproof tonight!

Dawn said...

What an amazing experience! Yikes.

I loved the movie - there were lots of sniffles at the end where I was.

I haven't started The Shack yet - maybe while on vacation!