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Tanner is a WINNER!!! March 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — marilyn4him @ 1:40 am

This has been a week of winning for Tanner. He has been so excited. His birthday is this next Tuesday and he will be seventeen. He has had a countdown going on for forever. He asks me everyday to plan his birthday. I have not had any idea what to do for his birthday. He wanted to go to a NASCAR race since he is a HUGE fan, but we couldn’t afford the tickets. I start praying about what we can do to make his birthday special.

Wednesday night at church he was given 2 tickets to the Building 429 concert for Thursday night. YIPPEY!!! We take him to the concert and have a blast. These guys put on a good concert. Of course we had to get their autograph to add to his collection. Thankfully we were the first in line.


Thursday, I get a call from a friend of mine from Birth Choice who works in the youth department at church with Tanner. She tells me that someone had donated 2 tickets to the NASCAR race at Bristol where she works and she wanted to know if Tanner would want them. I am like, ” YEAH!!! You know he would love to go to the race, that is an answer to prayer”. So she said that Tanner could have 2 tickets to the Saturday and Sunday races. That is like worth $300 to $400. Now we are trying to figure out how to get him there since all the hotels around the area are sold out. Thank you Lord for blessing my son with an unforgetable birthday.


I am so astounded at how God blesses us in ways we could never imagine. I don’t really like NASCAR, but Tanner loves it, and as a mother we want to make our kids birthdays special and that blesses us more than anything else.


If you then though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11:13

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:7


2 Responses to “Tanner is a WINNER!!!”

  1. Oh, that is SO like our wonderful Heavenly Father! If that race was in our town, Tanner could stay with us! What’s another guy in a home with all guys! lol Hope all the details work out for y’all.

  2. wanda Says:

    Oh my GOODNESS!!! God… rock! Friend….I love watching your life. When I feel discouraged or weak….somehow something in your life encourages me.

    I know he will make Nascar proud!

    Love you guys!

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