Monday, June 25, 2012

Sleepwalking and Beauty College

On Friday, Clint swung by Amanda's beauty college on the way home from work. It was a real emergency!!! Amanda did not want her hair to get wet in the heavy rain! Clint moved her car closer to the door for her at my request. She had helped me earlier in the day by bringing home a gate key, so I was happy to enlist Clint to help her out.

Amanda's instructor made a point to talking to Clint while he was there. She told him Amanda is very intelligent and doing very well. She said Amanda has talent. She also said Amanda is not afraid of anything and that there was something different about her that she just couldn't put into words.

I am thankful the instructor sees the hard work and effort Amanda is putting into her classes. I am also thankful Amanda is doing so well. She went from a homeschool routine that allowed her to rest as needed into a fast paced 40 hour week in a new environment surrounded by new people and constant new challenges. She still comes home and cheerfully contributes to our family and then tackles homework. I have watched her carefully for signs of weariness. She has breezed through it with a great attitude.

Amanda is fairly fearless, and cosmetology isn't going to shake her up. Two and a half years ago, Amanda woke up in the middle of a the night to find herself lying on the ground in a forest. She did not know how she arrived there. She had no idea where she was or how she would find her way home. She was unaware she had been sleepwalking for nine hours while we desperately searched for her. When she woke up, she was bewildered and terrified beyond the comprehension of most people. She called upon the Lord. He answered her. He led her right to her home and into my arms. Since that time, she has written a lot of music about God's love and protection over His children. There is something very different about her; she is a young woman full of faith.