Did you by chance happen to have to wear these torture devices? Now don’t get me wrong.. I am soo grateful for the investment my parents made in my teeth! glory! I can guarantee you that the reason I have been single for so long is not because my teeth are bucked out.. hahhaa.. 🙂 My parents were so gracious and made sure to give us pretty teeth. I had braces for 8 years. I had the rubber band formations every which way.. and then i made sure to double up on right before every orthodontist appointment of course.. (I guarantee you probably did the same thing).
After braces comes the retainer. You know the lecture you get.. the wear it till your dead lecture. They disguise them in fun colors to make you think they are fun to wear. I mean there is nothing cooler then a retainer lisp is there?
And then there is the taking the retainer out to eat.. how do you do that discretely? I never quite mastered the art of making that look cool.. the whole putting your retainer on a napkin for later thing.
I specifically remember right before youth camp my parents giving my twin sister and I the whatever you do don’t throw away your retainer lecture .. and then I remember the moment my sister threw away that brand new retainer.. on that cafeteria conveyor belt thing.. along with lots and lots of other trash.
They went dumpster diving.. but no retainer…
I remember her calling my parents.. it just so happened to be their wedding anniversary.. and leaving them this message: Happy anniversary to you.. happy anniversary to you (this was in song form of course) I lost my retainer and i’m crying boo hoo!
Have you ever thrown away something that you did not mean to ? That once you realized you threw it away you thought– if only I could get that back.
Today my friend sent me a verse by text that just made my morning and I have not been able to get over it. It was
By the way.. had to take a picture of this.. i am outside typing this blog at mcdonalds.. can’t go wrong with 1.00 coffee and free wi-fi.. and this little butterfly friend landed on my hand.. and i promise
it stayed on my hand the whole time I typed this blog.. how cool is God!