Friday, July 12, 2013

When I Grow Up

I would like to take a moment, and send some prayers toward country singer Randy Travis' direction. He has suffered from some viral heart condition. As of Wednesday, Randy Travis had a stroke, but fortunately was already hospitalized when that occurred. He then underwent surgery to relieve pressure in his brain. Pray for his family. Kids. Fiancée. Close friends. Pray for Randy Travis' healing, and recovery!!    

Growing up in Third Grade Sunday school class, kids were assigned an art project. Of figuring out what they wanted to be career-wise as adults. How this was even in correlation to learning about Bible stories, I do not recall!! And, furthermore, why teachers were posing us--mere 9-year olds--with such a pondering, beats me!! We drew pictures expressing our ambitions. Teachers displayed them on walls. I knew, sans any doubt, what I wanted to be. A doctor, like our WONDERFUL pediatrician, Dr. F. She was, probably, my very first role model. And, I also wanted to be a Mom. I'm artistically-challenged when it concerns drawing, but--if memory serves me!!--I drew myself cradling an infant, while wearing a pair of stethoscopes like some unusual necklace. Because Dr. F. always, always, always greeted us like that. {Sans the baby, of course!!}. Fast forward. I am swiftly pushin' 30, and neither of those dreams have been realized. Not to depress myself here. Heaven knows that mood swing-infused pity parties need zero encouragement with me!! Anyhoo. Remember one month ago, when Robert Downey Jr. met this toddler named Jaxson who threw a tantrum and cried because "Robert was not Iron Man"? Remember that? A horrified expression written on Robert Downey Jr.'s face, the actor then stood by Jaxson, cheering him up? Remember that? Well, immediately following this story, I reached a newfound ambition. One that will not, in any way, shape, or form, be easy to obtain. At. All!! I want to be like Robert Downey Jr. when I grow up!! I do mean that. Now, allow me to clarify on something here. Ready? I do not wish to be Robert Downey Jr., for I must figure out this ongoing mystery. Who am I? I want to be like Robert Downey Jr. There is a difference. Earlier this afternoon, I was cruising through "fangirl's" Robert Downey Jr. Tumblr Blogs. And I came across twain blurry, yet touching images. Robert Downey Jr.--still working on his upcoming film--was meeting a young Beautifully Unique fanatic. There is something so very special about this nameless boy. Very special, indeed. Dressed as Iron Man, and holding a green walker, this little boy looked as though he may have cerebral palsy. One photograph shows Robert Downey Jr. touching the child's shoulder, as though lending some support. My favorite image? Robert Downey Jr. is crouched down, on this unique boy's level, and both are looking at something. You know what? So many celebrities, I'm afraid, would overlook this boy, ignoring him completely, and greet other "normal" fanatics, meanwhile leaving the child heartbroken. Not Robert Downey Jr.!! Wearing a suit and tie, looking quite movie star-like, he conversed with this "Little Iron Man" best as possible. It was so sweet, I could have cried!! Once again, Robert Downey Jr. has touched my deepest, most profound emotions. He does that a lot!! So. I want to be like Robert Downey Jr. when I grow up. {He would roll his huge brown eyes upon reading that!! Do I look like I care?} I want to be like Robert Downey Jr. when I grow up. How so? It's between myself, and God. First, I still have a bit of growing up to do....           

8 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Have a super Saturday and yes we can all reach out and make someones' day special.
Best wishes Molly

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Hope Randy Travis feels better very soon.
I probably wanted to be about a hundred different things in my life but never really achieved any of them - or if I did, found out they weren't as appealing when you actually did them. It's nice if you can dabble in a few things you like, try out a few things and then admit you are not good at them and move on and stick to the things you love the best.
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"We can all reach out and make someone's' day special.". Yeah!! Let's all do that!! May it be the RDJ Challenge!! I think he would like that!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"I probably wanted to be about a hundred different things in my life but never really achieved any of them - or if I did, found out they weren't as appealing when you actually did them. It's nice if you can dabble in a few things you like, try out a few things and then admit you are not good at them and move on and stick to the things you love the best.". Very good. For me, the thing which I love best is writing!! It frees my soul!! You know, some people do not get that.... ;op

finnhoward said...

I remember I wanted to be a cashier when I was younger because I thought you got to keep the money in the register! LOL! We are praying for Randy Travis also, hope he comes out of this ok.

Raelyn said...

Finn....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"I wanted to be a cashier when I was younger because I thought you got to keep the money in the register!". Crack. Me. Up!! ;op


chicamom85 said...

Prayers lifted for Randy Travis. I wish you luck with your decision. Reaching out to help people is a great ambition


Anne and Sasha

Raelyn said...

Anne and Sasha....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Reaching out to help people is a great ambition.". I can't but agree!! ;op