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Friday, April 13, 2012

Insta Friday: The Day Mat Kearney Prevented a Nervous Breakdown

In my previous post, I mentioned that Easter was tough this year.

I was vague.

Because I feel I have to be sometimes.

A wise friend told me that whatever I write here, assume that it's going on the church announcement overhead.

And I keep that in mind.


But my heart struggles with accuracy.


When you read, I want you to see our reality.

When I read back, I want to remember the way things truly were.

Not the way I wanted them to be.

I don't want to miss out on God's work in our church.

In my life.

If I'm not honest about the peaks and valleys of this journey.

So when I said Easter was full of yucky feelings.

They were YUCKY.

Dave, sensing my pending meltdown, does what he does best.

Googles nearby concerts.

He's excellent at sensing when I'm about to lose it and we run off together.

And this, my friends, is how we ended up in Sacramento on Tuesday.

And why I write today, still sane.

A 17-year-old that looked like Napoleon Dynamite but sang like Dave Matthews opened.

Weird combo that I think I had a nightmare about last night.

But he was good!

Keep your eyes out for Zack Heckendorf.

But he'll probably change his name.

Keep your eyes out for Zack Heck.

Talented kid.


Super small movie theater like venue.

And we rushed the stage like Zack Heck would.

But a million times worth it.

I could see he has a filling in his back right molar.

That close.

Crisis averted.

Thanks babe.

I love you more than Mat.

And Zack Heck.

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  1. yes.
    all things yes here.
    good music.
    good adventure.
    great husband.

    well done, mr. johnson.

    i'm glad the sanity has resumed. :)

  2. this makes me happy.
    good man you have there.
    also, intrigued about heck man.

  3. I totally get having to be vague. There's a lot of things I wish I could talk about on my blog but I can't because my husband'sfam is reading daily. But I appreciate how real & honest you do try to be and I'm so glad you got to see Mat again!

  4. I am so happy that you have an insightful husband who whisks you away.
    Love to you my friend.

  5. siiiiiiiiick. i love you i hate you so much for that picture of you guys right in front. how about this... you throw up your mess in my comments and i'll throw up mine in yours?? ;) i hear you. :)

  6. What a blessing that your hubby knows you so well. And yes, that Heck guy will def have to change his name.

  7. Sorry about the yuck. But just think of the name Zack Heck and that should take the yuck away. BEST STAGE NAME EVER. You should copyright that so no one (including Zack) can steal that.