I only wish my hair had looked this good when I woke up this morning.  Do you ever get to the end of the day and think, “Is this my life for real?”  Today was one of those days. Well, it started out with me resembling the band Def Leppard. I actually have curly hair and decided to wash it before I went to bed.  See picture below and take a vote on which band member you think I most resembled at 6:43AM this morning.  Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winner.  I think I have a Justin Bieber poster in my closet and a life sized cardboard cutout of Jesus. Your pick. 

 So here I am decompressing from a day of school and decided to look through my old cd’s and low and behold here is a classic from high school days.  Doug Stone.  Pause for dramatic effect.  Anyway, I just popped in old Dougie and started playing track #3 called, “In A Different Light”.  Long story short, he is basically saying he is in love with this girl who works in his office, but she is homely and other dude’s don’t notice her ’cause she wears a bun and glasses. Well, every female cast member on Little House on the Prairie is basically doomed unless Doug Stone comes along and saves the day.

If you picked the two on the right then you win. Ironically if you pull out my high school yearbook this is what the majority of us looked like. Who set this trend? It was a BAD one. Debbie Gibson and Tiffany rocked it with the addition of the black hat. My friend Christie and I bought the black hat and shared it.  We took turns wearing it on pep rally days.  We were that cool.
I guess I have been a bit nostalgic today.  I think it is good to remember.  Two years ago I studied the book of Joshua with my senior girls.  We talked a lot about stones of remembrance that the Israelites took from the Jordan river as they crossed into the Promised Land.  God knows how easily we forget His faithfulness to us, so he challenged the Israelites to build a place of remembrance so they could bring their children and their children’s children back and retell the story of what God had done.  So I started this tradition of gathering stones and rocks and putting them in a vase periodically to give praise for God’s faithfulness in my life and in the lives of those that I love.  I shared with my cousin Ami the other day that gratitude and perspective are powerful.  Reflecting on God’s faithfulness is powerful because it makes me grateful and puts life in perspective.  What are your stones of remembrance? 
So glad to journey with you.

2 thoughts on “80’s Hair Band Kinda Day”

  1. I TOTALLY remember Doug Stone's "In A Different Light"! We had that tape back in the good old days. Now I'm going to have that song in my head for the next 24 hours.
    I'm also loving how you seamlessly transitioned from Doug Stone and Debbie Gibson to the Book of Joshua and stones of remembrance in this post. Ha.
    Hope to see you in the 'Noog sometime, friend!

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