Sunday, April 15, 2012

Women and Children First!

I have mentioned before in previous posts (here and here) that Brady has a love for all things TITANIC.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the greatest ship ever built so we had to have a party  (i know...odd thing to celebrate but its fun times with my boys).

 entrance to the party- on our front door..
that plastic life ring was a left over decoration from his 6th birthday (which was Titanic themed party)

He made a Lego Titanic for the centerpiece of our dinner table.

Honey Lime Tilapia via pinterest, mash pots, corn....
all on my gramdmas china....Love
Boarding pass is from the Titanic Museum in Branson we visited yrs ago.

Looking in his glass for an iceberg?

My little Captians!

We also played Titanic trivia  (directed by Brady), while luke tried to sing to Celine Dion's "my heart will go on", looked at all Bradys model boats and watched a history channel special on the great ship!

During this Titanic bash, i began to think about Women and Children First as these mommas boarded one of the 20 the life boats  (not enough for all on board and they were not filled to capacity. 16 were real lifeboats and 4 were inflateable, by the way) ...just a little Titanic trivia for ya

Anyway..can you imagine the horror of possibly putting your little one(s) on a lifeboat without you OR leaving your husband behind OR not knowing where your family was as everyone ran screaming, pushing and clawing to get off of this UNSINKALBE ship?

The thought of this actually made my heart skip a beat and i had to catch my breath for a second...Having to choose to leave my husband or children and maybe never see them again.
What would i do? How would i manage? 

I KNOW that God is in control and has a plan but the those horrible things that we don't see happening, the things we don't see coming towards us.
 The things that sink us....
as moms, as wives.

Those things are things you can't plan for no matter how many lifeboats you have and because of that i am trying to make these moments matter.
My boys will be big, strapping men someday (sniffle, sniffle) and i want them to remember..
Dance parties
game nights
looking for crawdads in the creek
and Titanic parties. 

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