Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tazed



Robert: I go to court next Thursday.

Me: I know, I wish I could go, but I don't think they'll let me.

Robert: They'll let you. You went last time.

Me: Right, but that was a fluke.

Robert: You need to go!

Me: I wish I could...

Robert: (grinning) I'll hug you if you go...

Me: You cannot hug me!

Robert: Oh, I'll hug you.

Me: Robert, we got reprimanded for making too much eye contact with you last time!

Robert: (giggling) What are they gonna do? Put me in jail?

Me: (laughing) They might put me in jail.

Robert: They will not put you in jail. And what could they do to me? I'm already going to prison!

Me: hahaha...

Robert: But they probably would taze me....

Me:Yeah, that might be a problem.

Robert: I been tazed twice before, once by a cop when I was 13 and once at a tazer party.

Me: Cory saw someone get tazed once and he said it looked like the most painful thing he'd ever seen.

Robert: I mean, it doesn't feel good. But a hug from my Mama? Totally worth it.

{cue the wide splitting of my heart}

55 comments:

  1. Sent you that message before I read this - sooo super sweet! Here's to hoping and praying that you get that hug!! <3

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  2. oh my word. I don;t even kjnow Robert (and technically I don't even know you) BUT I just want to give you all a big hug right now.

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    1. I know. My exact words, "I don't even want to KNOW about your tazer party." :)

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    2. Ha! Hope you get that hug without being tazed or holding onto the one being tazed.

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  4. 1. Love, love that last sentence. So glad he has you to love, and that you all love him.

    2. A tazer party? Really? Ow.

    3. Maybe a tazer party isn't that different from a waxing party. Maybe?



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    1. I don't want to go to either kind of party! I want my parties to involve salsa and sweatpants. And reality tv.

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  5. Remember that talk about inspiration. This is what I was talking about. Love beyond blood lines and bars. You inspire, friend. Keep being Jesus. We see Him.

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  6. Wow. On so many levels. But mainly on how that boy loves freely. He learned that from you and Cork! Do you know how much God loves that? Crazy love!

    Now, how God feels about tazer parties? Law.

    Happy Birthday Robert! I prayed you up hard today.

    J-Dog

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  7. My heart is splitting open for you!!!!!!!!

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  8. Shattered mine into a million pieces. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
    All the way from Australia, beautiful, Niki x

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  9. seriously, you can just feel the love there. right there. yesssss.

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  10. Wow! I feel the love! So wonderful!

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  11. Well if that isn't the sweetest thing!

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  12. Oh, that breaks you open and puts you back together all at the same time.

    Next post: explain a tazer party.

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  13. Praying for the miracle of a momma getting to hug her boy.

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  14. Wahhhh - tazed your heart!! Love that boy ;)

    xo

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  15. You are such s shiny light...

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  16. Oh my heart is mush <3 You have to go and get that hug!!!!! You can take the tazer!!!! You are a mighty warrior :) lol Love makes us do strange things!!!!!!

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  17. That. Is. Awesome! Love ya, Mollie

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  18. cue:me saying "Aw" out loud in our empty house and my pug looking at me with her head cocked like I am complimenting her. I am complimenting you....for touching so many lives....

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  19. Nothing heals a heart like the hug from our mama or child! Blood means nothing - the heart means everything! You are such a gift to those around you!

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  20. ohhh my, that does go right to the heart doesn't it? Bless you!

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  21. Hurts my heart. In a good way. So precious that he has a safe plce with his Mama. What a difference love makes.

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  22. Oh my….that had to melt your heart. You're a great Mama!

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  23. Now that is a way to make a girl (momma) cry!
    xoxo
    heather p

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  24. Tears here too. FYI our friend is a peace officer and was required to be tazered and pepper sprayed as part of his training. He would take the tazer over the pepper spray any and everyday. Just so you know :) Hope you get your hug with no negative consequence.

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  25. that robert is awfully good at this loving business. it's the best thing ever to see glimpses of Christ in these boys of ours.

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  26. So Sweet.... Praying you'll both get a hug without consquences!

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  27. oh my heart! so glad he's got you as his mama!

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  28. You go get that hug and bring one home for Grandma too!! I love our boy. He is amazing. He has God's finger prints all over him. And his mama and daddy Martin's too.

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  29. :) WHAT A CONVERSATION WORTH SHARING! I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET MY BRO FACE TO FACE ONE OF THESE DAYS AND WITNESS THIS JOY THAT OVERFLOWS IN HIM EVEN IF IT COSTS HIM A TAZE :)
    DOES HE KNOW WE SHARE THE SAME 'DAY OF BIRTH'?

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  30. Wow, I don't know too many people I'd be tazed for. That is love. :)

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  31. Our own boy gets a visit this weekend, many hugs then. A few more months and this will be behind him and the real test begins. Hug your boy, Shannan, taser or no. Praying for your Robert.

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  32. Love and more love and God's amazing grace showing up. Walked up the marble steps of the courthouse myself today for the second time this month and back next week. Hope-full.

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  33. My heart just swelled up! You keep hugging and taking any hugs you can from that young man! Ow, tazer party sounds bad. Praying for another fluke...

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  34. So glad that you're his family and he is yours. This is why I love you. So much of life is filled with meaningless junk, but you are living and loving fully.

    In the future I'd like for us to be at a party with salsa, cake (duh!) and moving beyond a sweat or yoga pant... Pajama jeans? Oh! And a game night where the prizes are as seen on tv items!

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  35. Oh, Robert, I already loved you and now I do a little bit more.

    Y'all got reprimanded for too much eye contact?? Crazytown.

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  36. Aww, good stuff. Love it!!

    XOXO,
    Angie Pants

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  37. Oh my goodness. I am crying. So beautiful. I love what you are doing for him and what he is doing for you and for all of us who read about your lives together. You are so brave - and him too. Beautiful.

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  38. You HAVE to go!!! You're his Mama now. He LOVES you so much!!!
    I love him and I don't even know him.

    Praying to our Father who loves Robert even more than you do.

    xx

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  39. i'm dying over here.
    he got tazed for hugging you and said it was totally worth it.
    be still my heart.

    i love robert.

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  40. that is brutal!!!
    i am wiping tears from eyes.

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