Nesting With The Earley Birds

Angels Among Us - For Realz

November 18, 2020 Shannon Earley Season 1 Episode 22
Nesting With The Earley Birds
Angels Among Us - For Realz
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Nesting With The Earley Birds
Angels Among Us - For Realz
Nov 18, 2020 Season 1 Episode 22
Shannon Earley

Have you ever had a terrible day?  Like one of the worst days ever?  Did you know that God still cares for you in those times too?  Did you know that he LITERALLY sends angels to help you?  Well.......listen to how I had one of the worst days ever, but am so thankful that God meets me and cares for me even then. Thanks for coming back, friends!

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Show Notes Transcript

Have you ever had a terrible day?  Like one of the worst days ever?  Did you know that God still cares for you in those times too?  Did you know that he LITERALLY sends angels to help you?  Well.......listen to how I had one of the worst days ever, but am so thankful that God meets me and cares for me even then. Thanks for coming back, friends!

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Music : Happy Ukulele : Scott Holmes


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Shannon Earley:

Hello friends, this is Shannon Earley, the hostess of the nesting with the early birds podcast. And I'm so glad that you're back. For all of you that have returned listeners. Thank you so much. And if you're brand new, thank you so much for coming. This podcast is really just a time for me to encourage women, if you're with me, and that's fine, too. Check it out. Listen, I just wanted to remind everybody, you're not alone. And whatever experience you're going through, somebody out there is going through the same thing. And maybe listening to these stories or listening to these words of encouragement can just help you get through those things a little bit easier. I'm a Christian homeschooling mom of four children, two of which are on the autism spectrum, one of which has a rare genetic disorder. I'm also a hairstylist, guys, things are crazy over here that I mentioned homeschooling, I don't even know because my mind is in 75 places at all times. But I've gotten a lot of tips from doing a lot of life. And I've actually even survived things like abuse, what in the world. So thank you so much for coming and checking it out. I really appreciate it and remember to share this with other people that might be interested, and help me to have this podcast grow. Thank you so much, guys. And remember, God totally loves you all the time. Hey, friends, this is Shannon Earley, the hostess of the nesting with the early birds. And I wanted to welcome you to Episode 22. Ben theodosis is so great guys. Also, I'm trying to like not scream into my microphone. I never knew how loud I spoke until doing this podcast. I mean, people have told me that my whole life. But I'm scamming. Like, whatever too. I am. And so even as I'm talking right now, I see the little red light thing going right? Like, yo, you're blowing up the speaker. Anyways, man, I have had a week. And I it's November. And I know that in the month of November, it's more important than ever to really try to count your blessings and look at the way that the Lord has really blessed you. And you know, Thanksgiving, it's a month of thankfulness. And I just wanted to share with you guys how I had probably one of the worst days of the year yesterday. But God is so good because I was able to see so much of the goodness out of it. And they've talked about, you know, angels among us and everything but, and even though I believe, you know, Psalm 9111, about how he will guard His angels concerning you and all of these other things. It's like, actually taking this time to really think and realizing that God is sending things your way or people your way to help you. It's really wonderful. I'm really thankful that God, let me see that. So yesterday was a field trip that our children's ministry director, bless her heart set up for a lot of the kids and moms at our church to go to maymont Park. Those of you that aren't familiar with me my ID, there is a park in the Richmond area, Richmond, Virginia, I should say. And it's just gorgeous. It's basically like something from a Jane Austen novel like, you can see Heath cliff, you know, crying on the balconies somewhere. It's just gorgeous. And there's these old, you know, buildings and mansions. And they have these vintage, beautiful, horse drawn carriages that you can look at, you know, they'll have like, the Queen Victoria black skeleton boot like things that that are different type carriages. And there's these gorgeous water fountains and waterfalls and flowers that have been there for centuries. And it's it's magical. It's just so beautiful in the rolling hills. It's wonderful. But I do have chronic illness. And so oftentimes my joints will have these terrible flares, where I feel like I can't move my fingers or my knees. And just the other day I was crying to my husband about, you know, I really took for granted the vitality of my youth and I'm only in my mid 30s. And so our prayers that things don't continue to escalate with whatever I'm going through. But you know, I can definitely tell a difference. And so I was actually scared to go before we went. I kept thinking, you know what, if one of my kids falls down and I need to carry them there are so many hills there. Like it is not a place for the faint of heart. We'll just put it that way. It is a beautiful hike. And you know, I was like what if you know we don't have our super cool off roading stroller anymore. And my five year old has hypotonia which is low muscle tone so her legs are always hurting. My two year old has this low blood sugar problem. I've got my situation and then My other two kids have autism. And so quite frankly, things are just always kind of psycho. Wherever we go, things are just nuts. And I was really scared to go. But I just felt like I needed my kids to get out and see other kids. And I just really wanted them to get out and explore the day. And I would have totally done something like this back in the day with them, and it wouldn't have even you know, I wouldn't have had to think twice about it. And so we get there and everything. And my friend Becky is waiting for us. And of course we're late. We're the earliest but we're late everywhere. It is so embarrassing. Anyways, we're late, and she's so excited to see us. And, you know, I Oh, and before I even left, when I hugged my husband, goodbye. I just had this feeling of dread. And I had this flash before me like, this might be the last time you kiss him goodbye. It was the weirdest you know, mccobb golfy kind of feeling like, it was just so weird. So I didn't even share it with my husband. But I definitely kept kissing him and letting him know how much I loved him and how thankful I was that he was our husband, my husband and our, you know, the dad of my children. And I really made sure our goodbye was a good goodbye. And we get there where it is so windy. It's like 57 out beautiful, clear, sunny day, but the wind is whipping. And these hills are rolling beautiful hills with gigantic Magnolia trees and other trees I don't even know the names of but they're just beautiful climbing trees with these super huge thick, gnarled and knotted branches. And I mean, they're ancient. And other than that, though, besides these very big trees that are not close together, there's not really a lot of wind barriers. So the wind is just piercing. And normally I'm really hot. But I have this thing where like if I'm riding a bike and the winds cold or anything, the inside of my ears start to her. I don't know if that happens to any of you guys. But like, it's a pretty big deal. It really drives me insane. And so we're hanging out, the kids are having such a good time. But pretty soon my ears start hurting to the point where like, I can't think about anything else. I'm just like out my ears, my ears. Ouch. And my friend Becky gave me her scarf, which was so nice. And Becky is one of those people that's cold all the time. She didn't have like a winter coat on. And so she was Angel number one, that God sent my way. Because I was able to survive having my head not get blown off by the sequins, and still be a good mom, you know, and be present. And then as we're walking, we see another person from our church. And she's actually young woman, I guess she's maybe 20. Now I'm not really sure. But she was actually taking care of another woman's kids to give her a break since she's very sick and very pregnant. And this girl was my second Angel because my kids start running off down a hill into this swamp ditch. And I know it I can see it in their eyes. They're like, I'm gonna touch this water. Like, you know, you could just tell they were like we are going to get wet. And so she chases them. And I'm able to just hang out with the scarf wrapped around my head like a weirdo. Which by the way, I had this gigantic scarf wrapped around my head and then just a regular t shirt. So I I looked. I looked beautiful. So anyways, so this little Angel's name was Hannah, and she's taking care of my kids. I didn't ask her to but she is. And then my stroller starts crapping out. Like it's just one of the strollers that is not made for off roading. It's really made for like going shopping at a mall. But it's all we have left. And it's I can just tell like the wheels aren't turning right, and the handlebar keeps kind of trying to want to break off whenever I'm turning it. And mamaan has all of these beautiful antique cobbled roads and all these stones that are used as steps that are stuck and etched into the ground. And it's just beautiful. It's absolutely impossible to use a stroller on but it's beautiful. And then I'm thinking crumbs. Normally my husband's with me and he's doing the thing where you have to like lift up the stroller as you go downstairs like all that really terrible hard back work like normally That's him. And as we're going further and further down these gigantic hills, I started thinking about everybody knows the way back out to their car from maymont is terrible. Like generally your kids are crying and you're it's a known fact, ladies and gentlemen that the walk out of that Park will kill you. And I'm thinking about this as we're going down and my knees are hurting and I'm not trying to be a wimp, so I'm not like sharing My knees are hurting, that's pretty lame. And I'm, you know, enjoying my time visiting with my friends and the trees were just this bright, vibrant orange. And there was this one section where there were these magnificent, I guess, Oak or maple trees that just lined this beautiful path that was overgrown with moss, and all that you could see as far as your eye could see where these trees in a perfect row of this burnt coppery and yellow oranges and fire red and it was stunning. And I looked in my purse for my phone. I couldn't find it anywhere. But I thought you know, it's probably because I have all this junk in here. I have like 75 granola bars and eight water bottles. I mean, it was insane. It was one of those things like as I'm looking through my purse, I'm getting stressed, because there's just so much stuff for plus, anytime anybody would reach into the stroller for anything, the wind would whip it away. I had a hat that kept getting blown off. And there was this scavenger hunt that we had. But you know, it's paper that kept getting blown down the mountain, and then children would go run and get it. The wind was insane. Anyways, so I realized, like, I can't find my phone, but whatevs and I tell my friend, Becky, and she's like, no problem. I'll take pictures. And I made a joke even about, Oh, I love having a photographer with me. And so actually, the picture that's on the front of this episode or whatever is a picture of right before everything went to hell in a handbasket. And that's the picture that Becky took. And the person in the picture with me smiling. That's Hannah, the young woman that was just helping us out that day. So we're enjoying our time, we get up to the top, where there's this petting zoo, Animal Farm area. And Becky says, I gotta leave you here because I have to go back and meet another group. Since it took us so long to walk here. I have to hurry up and get back for the other group for the picnic. And I'm thinking oh, no, I don't know what I'm gonna do when she goes back, because she helped me lift the stroller down and stuff. And I'm like, okay, and I kind of made a joke, like, you know, do you think you could come pick us up in your car? And she's like, Well, no, like, my car's way of whatever the thing was for something, the way we were thinking was that that wouldn't be possible. And so I'm like, Alright, keep your phone with you. Because I'm going to call you if I need you. And she laughs and I hug her and I think are for bringing us and she leaves. Well, I had purposely went into my savings in my bedroom before going to the park, knowing that they have animal feeding stations. But in order to feed the animals, you need quarters, you put them in like a gumball machine, and then the food pops out. And so my kids are really excited. And Hannah is still with me. And I'm like, Hey, I'm gonna go get some animal food. I go to the token to get the animal food. And then then it says, Hey, we don't take quarters anymore, we only take tokens, which you have to go get from a token vending machine, which is over there. So I go to the token vending machine, the stupid thing doesn't work. So I'm taking my quarters, go back to my purse, go to get my credit card, not taking any credit cards, turns out, boom, vending machine down. Not cool. But during this phase now to have my kids with autism. So when you have autism, oftentimes, it's best if you can give them some sort of anticipation of what the day is going to hold. And oftentimes it will really help them cope well when things have to change. Well, I didn't I kept playing up that we were going to feed these dingdong animals. Now the token machines not working. And so we have we have a fire that is occurring now and my daughter's hurt. And I got to put that out. The time I put that out. Hannah is gone. with the kids. She was watching. Now it's just me and my kids and I'm like alright, cool. Cool. Alright guys, sorry, you don't have any animal food. But we can still just play around and look, look at these dumb goats. Oh, they're so silly. Why is their pupil so strange? By the way, look at a goats pupil. It is it's dumb looking. Um, we're seeing some chickens. There's a duck with purple feathers. Just really great stuff. And I say Okay, guys, it's time for us to go back down the hill. We got to go to the car. And my son Finn, who is seven says, Oh, Mom. can't walk anymore. I twisted my ankle. I said what? It was like your walk anywhere anymore. And so I was like, Okay, okay, you know what, I'll put you in the stroller. No problem. You want a stroller and I'll push you guys. Then my five year old with the hypotonia says but what about me My legs hurt mom. I'm sorry on when you're just gonna have to walk your brother Finn needs a stroller right now. Well, then the two year old. It's near his nap time. He starts crying and he wants to go in the stroller. With his brother Finn, so I put my son Luca, behind fins back in the stroller underneath the umbrella hood thing. They looked bananas, like my son Finn had little baby feet sticking out of his ears. And both boys are like, Oh, actually, this is great, Mom, it's a lot warmer. Well, I told you the stroller was starting to break. And the wind is whipping. And I start looking for my phone to call my friend Becky. can't find it anywhere. I'm looking, I'm looking and then Evangelion yells out mom, the stroller, and the boys are going Ah, but this like really happy face on as the stroller is getting thrown down the dingdong path, because everything is a hill at maymont. Everything is a hill. I run after the stroller, get the stroller, get my purse, I keep calling it a purse. It's this gigantic diaper bag thing. Now I'm dumping it out. The water bottles are rolling down the hill. My five year old has to pee, can't find my phone anywhere. And I realized I don't have my phone and oh my goodness, I also don't have my keys. I have no phone and no keys. And so I start wanting to cry and I actually start praying to God and I'm going Lord, please help me. Please help me father. And all of a sudden three people maybe in their 50s 60s guy in two chicks are walking towards us. And I'm like, Oh, hello, do any of you guys have a cell phone? And they look at me with the queerest expression. And let me just remind you, I looked like a gypsy traveller because I had this scarf over my head. I had this weird hat that I love to wear that people say look like Stevie Nicks in, I have my diaper bag strewn about. I have four children that look, you know, insane. And I'm asking them for their cell phone and the one lady goes, yes, but she could. And she was like looking at me like girl you crazy. Get away. And I was like, Hey, I know. This is gonna sound crazy. I don't have my cell phone with me. I was wondering if you could please call the maymont office and let them know that we need help because my son's ankle is twisted me can't walk. The lady goes the offices up over that hill there. And I was like, Oh, Okay, thanks. Okay, that's great. Thanks. I had no idea that was the office, which honestly, I didn't. I was like, Okay, great, but I'm thinking what, you know, just call them dude. Anywho. We start walking up the hill to the office. And my five year old is really crying. And I'm telling you these hills are just treacherous. When you're under stress, let's just put it that way. When it's a good day, they're pretty difficult. Could you huffing and puffing? When you're stressed? They feel like the internal Walk of I don't think I could get big about us the word of hell. And then I'm like, but I'm not supposed to be cussing. And then it's like, well, it's okay to say hell if you're talking about it as a place. So yeah, guys, it was like a hill from hell. And we're walking up my daughter's crying. My son that has the twisted ankle, keeps putting his foot towards the wheel of the stroller and getting it rolled over. We get to the office, and I'm like, phew, you know, I'm thinking Yay. And I realized, oh, my goodness, the lights are all off. And the door's locked. And the fountains are covered up. And I want to cry. But there's this button on the side that says call and the other button says tap to speak. So first, I hit the tap to speak button, let go nothing, hit the call button. Let go nothing. And then I hit the tap to speak button, and I holler into the thing. Is there anybody in there, please, we need help. And actually, I'll get right back to the rest of this story after a quick advertisement from our sponsors. Okay, you guys. So this is super duper exciting. Most of you know that I'm a hairstylist, you know, like, as well as a mom and a homeschool teacher and all that jazz. 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He has a space for five people in there. And I was like, Alright, no problem. I don't even care if there's a car seat or not like let's do it. And so Hugo comes and he was the smiley, just Latino Angel I've ever met in my life. And he comes and I'm like, grab his personal Yoda who go like, thank you so much for your help. And, like you have no idea. You know, how difficult this is for our family. And the fact that you came we really feel like God brought you here. And you could tell he was kind of like, okay, lady, like you're being a little extra, you know. And so my kids get in his car and his back seat is just like a regular SUV or something. And they're so excited. They're like, this is an adventure. You know, we get to go into somebody else's car and I'm thinking to myself, this is an adventure. I have to be in the front seat to a strange man's car, you know? But like, I couldn't let my kids know, I was stressing, you know, you got to let them Thank you. All right. And I'm just telling him, thank you so much. And as we're driving, I'm asking him if you have do this a lot. And we get to my car. And I thank him. And I forget that I don't have keys. And I thank him so much for bringing me to the van. And he's like no problem. He unloads the car, you know, the stroller and everything I tell my kids say thank you, Mr. Hugo. And they were so sweet. And all four of them. Good. Thank you, Mister, you, though, would you know like, would melt anybody's heart. And I look into the car and I go, oh, my goodness, I said, my keys are on the front seat. And sure enough that that's where they are. And my phone is on the console with the GPS plugged in to, you know, get to maymont Park. And right next to my ding dong keys. So my eldest child with her Autism is absolutely obsessed obsessed with baby dolls. Baby things I've talked about this before. But right next to my keys is her baby doll. The one that she calls her chubby Baby, it's this tiny, little, maybe seven inch tall, maybe six inch tall doll right next to my keys. And that's when I remember, she was messing with my stuff when I was packing up the stroller, and told her to get out of the driver's seat. So it's not exactly your fault. But like, I'd like to blame her, because it would make me feel a lot less responsible for it. Um, and I'm like, Hugo, is there any way that you could help us get in the car, you know, there's, we just, there's nothing we can do. And he's like, I'll go see if I can find a wire. And the frustrating part, ladies and gentlemen, is that though my husband was working from home, he has lost every set of his keys to his car, except for the key that was on the key chain that I brought this very day. So he couldn't even drive to help us. We don't have triple A, it's too expensive. I've never had to pop the ding dong car lock myself. And nobody else has a spare to our van. It's just this set. It was awful. So my sweet son, Finn, I have him sit on the hood of the car. And then again is my friend Becky, who comes out from the picnic and I gave her a big hug and I'm crying. Well, I want to cry. And I have tears in my eyes. But I know my children are watching. And so I hug her tight, tight, tight. And just basically try to turn myself into her body. So I can just run away and leave the situation. But God sent her and she lets my kids sit in her car while everything is going on, which is really important because two of them were running around and with autism and things are stressful, a lot of the coping techniques. That's what you'll see when a child looks like they obviously have autism. Or maybe they're flapping their hands or rocking back and forth or spinning uncontrollably or moaning. My kids are having some time. Let's just put it that way people knew they had autism. And Hugo comes back, praise God and he has another guy with him. Not just that he has a wire and he has a thing to unlock the car. Praise God. And I'm telling him like, Ah, thank you so much. And as they're doing it every time it gets close to the lock button. I'm like, there you go. There you go. Come on, you got it, you know, like trying to really just let him like, I'm like, you know with their with them. You know, I'm hyping him up. And all of a sudden my son Finn comes over and he goes, Mom, any holds up his hand in there as a ding dong yellow jacket, just climbing along on his finger. And so I start trying to blow it off and then fin start screaming no monitor scared, it's gonna sting me. And I'm like, I'm just blowing it off. It's gonna think it's the wind. I blow it off. They pop the lock. I'm so excited. But when the lock is popped, my son sitting on the van, and the alarm goes off, which sends him into a frenzy. He's running the other way and I'm trying to get the car alarm to stop. Finally, everything's cool. I jump up and down and I hug cubot and I hug his friend and I'm like, I feel like God sent you this way and Oh, I almost forgot. Earlier in the day I asked my daughter on when to pack a coat she wouldn't. And so I grab a coat from the coat closet. It was Evangeline's coat from the winter before but it was a Vaseline has grown like a gajillion sizes in a year. And so on when it gets cold, and I put the coat on her and she's like, Oh mom, thanks for packing it. You're so thoughtful, blah blah blah. Well on one had found a rolled up crinkled $10 bill in her pocket. And she hands it to me and I said oh, thank you for being so honest. Well, after Hugo had spent all That time working on the car and bringing us I was like Hugo, I don't have a lot, but I have granola bars and oh, I've got this $10 bill, which is found. And I reached into my wallet and I go to give it to him. And he says, No, don't worry, you know, the maymont pays us. And I was like, why, whatever here, just take it anyways, we just found it, please take it. And he was like, so tickled and happy. And he said, Thank you, I'll share with my friend, you know, we'll split it down the middle. And the other guy's like, yes, I'm so glad I got the truck with you to help. And so it's all over, phew, everything's good to get in the car. And I had my friend you know, goodbye. And I call my husband and I'm angry and upset, and we start driving away. And my children start screaming. Because there is a friggin yellow jacket in the car. And I'm trying to tell them, it's okay. And they're like it's landing on us. And so as I'm driving, I turn around to see reveal jacket is I go to open up the back window with my like, electronic button up in the front seat. With as I'm turned around, I hit a curb, and I popped our tire. The tire immediately popped. It was awful. It was awful. The kids start screaming, I just I can't at this point. Like I think something just shut down. I felt like I was far away, but also handling things like it's probably not the best response. It's just I felt like Lord, like what else? What is happening today, like, and all I kept thinking was is maybe because I was so thankful every time something went well. I'm so thankful for each time, somebody helped us. Maybe it was like, say in China, get me out of that spot of thankfulness, you know, and sighs decided to with my children. Thank God as much as we could for all the people who had sent our way today. And that's when I remembered my dad wouldn't let me start driving a car when I was a teenager until I knew how to change a tire. And I thought, okay, we don't have triple A, I can't pop a lock and my husband can't come. But you know what i do know how to do. I know how to change a tire. I'm going to do this. And so I find the tire and I unscrew it from the console. And I tell the children like you just have to stay in the car. There's cars rushing by the city. But also thank God, we weren't on the highway yet. And I'm kneeling down. And I'm trying to figure out how to get the stupid jack under the car because I know how to do the jack. But I don't know where to put the jack. You know, like, if you look at it, you're thinking I need it to be in the perfect zone. Because once I take off this tire, a whole dang thing needs to be supported well. And as I'm looking through it, a car pulls up and asks if we need any help. And I'm like, actually, yes, that'd be really nice. And guess what, ladies and gentlemen, it was the same three people that asked that I asked earlier for help with a cell phone. That couldn't help me. And the guy goes, Oh, it's you again. I said, Yeah, I'm having probably one of the worst days of my life. And he helped me. He put the tire on. And the women sat in the car. And watch, they never got out. But this man helped me. And I was so thankful. I was so thankful. And the tire gets back on and I tell him I don't have any money or anything. I just gave it to the guy that popped the lock to the door the door and he's like pop the lock to the car that's, you know, just couldn't believe it. It was awful. And as we go home, you know, with the spare tire on Oh, my dad comes I called him about it. And I said Dad, don't worry. There's a guy that's fixing the tire and he's like, I just have to come anyways and check on you. And so he ends up following me home. He puts all the kids in the truck cuz he doesn't trust the tire. He feel you know, dad's he feels like the tire seems to lose, sir. I'm sorry to flat. And so he follows me all the way home. And I hugged him so tight when he left I was so thankful. My dad has been one of the people that he just always answers his phone. You know those people that when you call them and you can count on them answering. I'm not one of those people. My dad he is. And I was so thankful for all the help that God kept sending my way and I realized God does send angels to watch over me. He does. And he sends them to you guys to you know next time you're having a day where Your tire breaks, and there's the yellow jackets attacking you and your kids are running around in a parking lot because they're having an autistic meltdown and everything's going on. Try to see the good that God is putting in your life at that moment. See if you can see the angels he's sending your way. See if you can remember the things that he is saving you from. And I know that we talked about all but eternity. You know, that's the big thing you're being saved from. But it's not that he only cares about that for you. See if you can see those little things those little God winks, those little things that he's, he's helping you. Maybe he's saving you from something like, oh, maybe you're looking at this yellow jacket and your tires popping, so that you know you don't get involved in an accident later. I don't know. But I'm really thankful that God let me be thankful that day, because that was definitely day for the books ladies and gents. So with that, I'm so thankful that you're listening that you are a listener. I'm so thankful. I am so thankful that my husband is happy that I podcast. I'm so thankful I have a husband, and I'm thankful he loves me. I'm thankful God's in my life. And I'm thankful that you're listening right now. And may God bless you until I talk to you on Tuesday. And remember that God totally loves you all the time.