Author: Sheri

The Way Home DVD Review

I chose this DVD from Book Sneeze because I love movies that are based on true stories, and it sounded like one I would enjoy. The story is about a family that is going through a stressful time, with the mother feeling alone and the father (Dean Cain) working all of the time. The dad is left to watch the kids one day and gets distracted by work, only to have his two year old son disappear. The community rallies to find the missing boy, and the parents reconnect with their Faith in God and with each other. The movie was interesting enough to keep me off of the internet while I watched, which is no small feat. Since I am the parent of a two year old, it hit a little too close to home and I wondered if I could actually watch it, but I stuck it out. My husband and my six year old daughter also watched the movie, and we all agreed that it better have a happy ending! There were some great lessons in the movie; about putting your family and God first and not getting so wrapped up in your work that you forget what is really important. The community support was heartwarming, and after the movie I went online and searched to see if they truly had so much help in searching...

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I’m so proud

Tonight I had the awesome experience of attending my son’s high school graduation. I had this child when I was 19 years old and single. I raised him by myself for the first ten years of his life, and I think I did a damn good job of it! He’s a great kid. And now he’s a high school graduate 🙂 I am so proud of him. I am so proud of him. I am so proud of him. I can’t say it enough! I love you Eric!...

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I was away at a convention for several days, and I’m just settling into the home routine again. I missed home and the kids a lot, but it’s a lot quieter at a convention than in my house. How is that possible? I had a great time and it was excellent for business, but our arrival was eventful and not what I expected. I learned not to try and go cheap on hotels! Here is my unsolicited review about a nightmare of a hotel we nearly stayed in… We booked this months in advance, and called a few days ahead to say we would be arriving in the middle of the night. We were assured this was no problem. We finally arrived at the hotel at  1am, after a 15 hour drive, to find the guy at the desk can’t find our reservation and has to call his manager and get help to sign us in. This takes over half an hour and we’re finally given our room keys. We take a smoke filled elevator upstairs to find that the keys don’t work. Three keys, and not one of them will work. My colleague goes down to tell him the key isn’t working and he runs it through the machine again…it still doesn’t work. I go down and tell him to come upstairs and open the door for us,...

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Random Acts of Kindness

This morning, while I was driving home from work, I stopped at a gas station on the highway. A woman pulled in after me, and the attendant took care of her first. We were both finished getting our gas at the same time and we headed into the building to pay. He asked who wanted to go first, and I motioned for her to go ahead. After making a little small talk about her probably having to get to work, I stepped back and wasn’t really paying attention to what the woman and the attendant were saying to each other…until she said she paid for my gas! I was so confused, and thought she made a mistake. I offered to find a bank machine to pay her back, and she laughed and said “No, I’m paying for your gas.” I almost missed thanking her because she left so quickly, but I raced out after her and said thank you as she jumped in her truck and left. A complete stranger paid for my gas this morning. This is a long shot, but if you are that amazing person who paid for my gas this morning…you really made my day. Thanks so...

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