You’ll shoot your eye out kid!

A few days ago we at home were feeling the Christmas spirit come upon us. So to scratch that itch we popped in the Christmas staple movie “A Christmas Story”. I know, I know it is way too early, but in a house with a 5 and 2 year old, any movie that isn’t animated is a win in the Ortiz home.

So we pop in the movie (a movie I have viewed at least 50 times) and the laughs ensue and then I start to think about dreams. Ralphie’s dream is an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle! So we go through the movie seeing him trying every option possible to get it. His mom? Nope. His teacher? Nope. Surely Santa would? Nope.

Then an unlikely hero appears at the end of the movie… His father. His dad comes to save the day and gets him his Red Ryder air rifle. Our hero gets his dream fulfilled, and lives happily ever after.

This got me to thinking. I have a dream and I know that it will take others to help me fulfill that dream and some of the people that will help fulfill that will probably be people I would have least expected. And on the flip side, the people I would have expected to help will not.

Our help will come from unlikely people and places and I pray that I have the foresight to recognize that.

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