New iPod

Did I not mention I got a new iPod yesterday? Yeah, see the Mrs washed my shuffle this weekend. Really it was my fault for not taking out of my pocket after the race on Saturday.

Then I offered it to my youngest son, who had asked for one for his birthday in October. And his face just lit up. Rarely do our jaded, money flush, kids get that excited Christmas morning look on their faces. It was the kind to look that brings the joy of giving back to a parent. But I was offering it as a joke, knowing it didn’t work. Kind of broke my heart to have to tell him I was joking. And he was almost in tears, though he tried to pass it off.

Its one of those moments when you know God is trying to tell you something.

Anyway, so we decided we needed to make it up to him. Like God wanted to make it up to his children in Isaiah 61:7, NIV.

“Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.”

At first we thought we needed to double or triple the cost of the item. But that was going to be a stretch for us. And it would be a full size 30 gig iPod. The boy doesn’t have anything like that much music. Then I went looking at the iPods and realized the base Mini is 8 times the capacity of the 512MB shuffle, for twice the money. So we decided to get a mini.

I needed something to replace the shuffle and the deal looked good to me, and I’d get a display. So I went to the Apple Store at lunch and bought two 4GB iPod Mini’s, one blue the other silver. Mines the blue one.

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