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Early in our marriage, I remember we wanted to take a family vacation. Nicole thought we could save money by sleeping in a tent. (I reluctantly agreed.)

After all, this is summertime in Missouri! C’mon…it gets HOT!

But, Nicole had it all figured out. We just pulled the window unit out of Austin’s room and plugged it in at the KOA campground.

So, there we were, zipped inside our little tent: me, Nicole, 8-year-old Austin, all our sleeping bags, a dog, and an AC window unit zipped up in the front door! (Yeah…just like the Beverly Hillbillies!)

We could hear people walking by, saying stuff like, “OMG!!! Look, those people have a window unit… in their TENT!”

Sometime in the middle of the night, a diesel camper rolled by our campsite and got our dog all riled up. “RA… RA… RARARA!” She busted out of the tent and ran off into the night!

Nicole went running around the campground with her flashlight calling, “Here, puppy, puppy, puppy!” She met some campers who said they’d help her search. So naturally, they asked, “Where are you staying?”

Nicole announced, LOUDLY, “Oh, we’re right over THERE…”

I prayed, “Don’t say it! Don’t say it! Please, don’t say it!!!”

“… we’re in that tent. The one with the WINDOW UNIT!”

Happy Mother’s Day to my wife, Nicole, a woman with NO pride! A mother who’s BEAUTIFUL inside and out!

Now it’s your turn. Who’s your mama? Give a special “shout out” to a wacky and wonderful MOM in your life!

Have a Happy Mother’s Day! I call you BLESSED!

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