Everyday Miracles {APADO #12}

(APADO = a post a day, october = nerve-wracking heart-attacking self-inflicted blog challenge i should be regretting but i’m not)

(this is going to be a short post, seeing how yesterday’s was as long as four cvs receipts)


I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it, but I really love to roller skate. I’ve been doing it off and on for years, but I get the same thrill every time I pull a pair of skates on.

But life’s been busy recently, and I haven’t had a chance to get to the rink. It doesn’t help that I outgrew my skates (which were hand-me-downs from one of my sisters). They were a good little pair of quads…before I got gargantuan feet.

from a go pro vid at the the skating rink (and feat. my older older brother mac)

It’s not as easy when you don’t own your own skates. I have to bring an extra dollar to rent a pair, and they really aren’t terrific. (I mean, if you consider the constant abuse they go through, they’re astonishingly good. But the wheels are really slippery. Maybe it’s a ploy by the management to get insurance money or something.)

Earlier this year, I was considering buying a pair of roller blades. But they’re expensive, and although I have some spending money, I can’t justify spending a hundred dollars like that.

That hasn’t stopped me from wanting a pair, though. They’ve been on the brain since the beginning of summer.

So let’s flash forward to today. My granddad was going to this giant fair-thrift-store-rummage-sale-thing, and being the spontaneous person I am, I came along.

(Now when I say “Granddad”, please imagine a 70-year-old man who looks like he’s 40, laughs like he’s 20, and gives advice like he’s 104. He’s the definition of hardcore awesomeness.)


I give you – an ENFP paradise!

This place was awash with awesome stuff. I brought my camera, meaning to take lots of pictures, but honestly I was too busy looking at everything on the tables.

At least I got a shot of these baskets of records, though. Aren’t they minorly aesthetic?


Anyways. I was having fun looking at everything, destressing from a very long week, forgetting about all the things I really should have been doing – when I saw them.


Beautiful rollerblades from the era where they had the joint for your ankle to flex correctly. In my size.

For – I could have sworn I was dreaming – $3. Three dollars.


I still can’t get over how amazing God is. How I had almost given up on getting roller blades, and He dropped them in my lap when I was least expecting it. How He works in big, big ways – but still cares about little things like…rollerblades.

It’s been a really, really good day.

tl;dr: Little miracles happen every day. You’ll never know until you start looking for them.

Sayonara for now,




8 thoughts on “Everyday Miracles {APADO #12}

  1. Madison Grace October 12, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    WOOHOOO for miracles! God is so awesome! Your roller skates look absolutely boss. Go skate down the road in all black for me ✌️

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  2. Jo @ The Lens & The Hard Drive October 12, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I’m shook. One you actually posted at a reasonable hour XD, and two, GOD GAVE YOU ROLLER SKATES!!! 😀 😀 That is so awesome! I got my skates the same way 🙂 And you’re so right. God cares about little, kinda unimportant things. He’s awesome. 🙂

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  3. wevegotpockets October 13, 2018 / 9:50 am

    When it dries out I should go skate I haven’t done it all summer, and the only place I can is the bank parking lot so I have to get up really early.

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  4. Emmie October 13, 2018 / 10:24 am

    THAT IS SO COOL! My ice skates and roller-skates are too small right now, so I’m gonna need new ones soon. *researches garage sales in my area*

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  5. 💫Ava💫 October 13, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    YAY THATS AWESOME TESS!! I love rollerskating too


  6. Rose October 13, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    That is so cool!! I found my rollerblades at a thrift store too! 😀
    -Rose ❤

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