Saturday, February 14, 2009

He Loves Me....

Look at the surprise I got for Valentine's Day:


The funny thing is, we were driving somewhere the other day and talking, and somehow we got to talking about exercising at the Y and I said something about how I'd like to get a real iPod some time, but that it was really more of a want than a need, so I would just wait a while. Anyway, my treadmill time at the Y is some of the best reading time I have - I just plop a book up there and walk away the chapters, but there are times I'd like to listen, too.

Then, yesterday I was listening online to John MacArthur preaching and Drew and I were talking again about how it would be good to be able to download some of the sermons and be able to listen while I walked or worked around the house instead of having to sit in front of the computer because our local radio station plays Grace to You at 9 PM when I'm not listening to the radio rather than during the day like our old station did, but I didn't think anything else about it.

And this morning, he gave me this. Total surprise. We don't usually do much in the way of gifts for Valentine's Day, but Drew decided this was a good year to go against our norm. I asked him if he got it before or after our conversation in the car and he said before. He knows me so well, doesn't he?

Now I just have to figure out how to use it and look for some good music to buy for download. Any suggestions?

5 comments:

jen said...

Isn't that sweet! Have you not had an mp3 player before? If not, you're gonna love it! I use my Walkman constantly. There is a plethora of free mp3s out there now -- sermons and radio programs.

As far as music, I don't know your tastes, so I don't have any suggestions on that. But congrats on the new iPod! And Happy V day too. :)

Lisa writes... said...

Oh, you'll love it! I can't remember life before the ipod! Next he needs to get you a car player thing-y where you can play the ipod through the car stereo; you'll rarely listen to the radio again!

Heather said...

Very sweet! Happy Valentine's day. I'm a big Chris Tomlin fan. His lyrics are awesome from a theological standpoint, and they have a great beat for walking.

Thelma said...

Way to Go Drew............awesome. I dont know a thing about Ipods are downloading to them.....but some libraries also have free book downloads via the internet...but dont know the choices and what not......

congrats again in the Ipod

Laura said...

What a fun gift! The best kind are those you really want but wouldn't splurge on for yourself.
Do you know that all of John's sermons are now available for free download at gty.org? I'm glad you like my pastor too =).
No help here in the music dept. I don't have an Ipod and rarely get the chance to listen to anything but kid music in the car. Maybe if I were to start exercising....