Taking Life One Step At A Time

Taking Life One Step At  A Time

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eyes to See

Tonight I am thankful for my eyes. Because I got to see some pretty cool stuff.

We decided that since tonight marked the beginning of a two week vacation from school, we should go out for a special dinner. Well, that and it was raining, so the planned grilling wasn't going to work. After several minutes of waffling back and forth, we finally decided on the Quaker Steak and Lube. Let me tell ya ... if you have one of these restaurants near you and haven't yet been, you are MISSING OUT!! Josh and I began going to the Lube when we were dating in Pennsylvania and were so excited to find one nearby here in Wisconsin.

The Lube is a special place because it not only has awesome wings and ribs, but it also has cars and motorcycles hanging from the ceiling and the kids meals come in little cardboard cars that they can then take home. It is the perfect place for a fun family dinner.

Tonight at the Lube, my heart swelled with pride as we ate. For the very first time, Josh ordered a bucket of wings to share with his son. It's the first time one of the kids has wanted an adult meal at a restaurant - and something that Dad would like to eat as well! So, here's the scene that I watched as we all enjoyed our food:

On the way home from that wonderful dining experience, we witnessed some of God's incredible handiwork. As we drove through the pouring rain, we witnessed this beautiful sight.

If you look closely, you can see that it's actually a double rainbow! And this was no ordinary rainbow. Not only was it a double, but it also stretched completely across the sky so that we could see both sides and the top arch. Incredible!

As we looked behind us to see the sunset, we were astounded to see this gorgeous view!

This picture really doesn't do it justice, but the sky was a bright gold (in the midst of the rain, don't forget) with flecks of orange. One of the most breath-taking sunsets I've seen in recent years. (And we see them every day from our back deck.)

So tonight, I'm thanking God for the gift of sight. Because without these eyes - and especially without my trusty glasses - I wouldn't have seen these views. If you haven't been noticing the splendor around you, open your eyes! It would be a shame to miss sights such as these.

{Sorry for the quality of the pictures. These were taken with our phones.}

1 comment:

  1. We LOVE the Quaker Steak and Lube. It is Noah's favorite place to go for obvious reasons. So sounds like a great way to celebrate better then grilling out. We got some great pictures of the double rainbow also, we were at the relay for Life event in Stoughton during the storm and it was beautiful.