Phenomena

Sarah Broady
February 4, 2023

We are in Indiana this week visiting Kyle’s family. It’s always fun spending time with Mimi, PaPaw, uncle Cory and uncle Troy. Today, we went to the opening of The Muppets movie. What a piece of nostalgia! It was a great movie. I kept waiting for one of my favorite Muppetisms: Mahnamahna. It finally came at the end, and we were all singing “Mahnamahna! Doo doo doo doo doo doo…. Mahnamahna!” together and continued on our way out of the theatre. It’s kind of like a soundtrack to my life at times. It sounds very happy-go-lucky, and silly and doesn’t really make a lot of sense.

I’ve been described many times as a “happy-go-lucky” person with “pie in the sky” optimism and generally a pretty happy and fun person (although that may have changed as I’ve grown up a bit). When I’m at my best, I’d say the “Phenomena” sketch is definitely the best way to describe me. I love the sketch of Sandra Bullock as a therapist talking to Kermit the Frog in a padded office. She’s all professional asking Kermit what seems to be the problem, and he tells her that whenever he says, “Phenomena” something weird happens. (I don’t know why the word was later changed to “mahnamahna.” These little muppet monsters pop up and start be-bopping. Sandra tries it herself, finds it fun and amusing and totally cuts loose undoing her pony tail, dancing and swinging her hair in the air. She pulls it together at the end, but it’s hilarious to me. The whole sketch is completely random and funny. At many times, this is the exact picture of our life, with the exception of the padded room.

I’ll be going along in life in normal fashion, doing my job as a wife and mother, and then I get interrupted by little monsters that completely change everything, especially one little monster. Samuel likes to do this one particular diddy with me: he’ll come to me and put his arms around my neck or his hands on my face and smile and say, “Meh (pause), meh meh meh meh”. I started babbling with him, which he just thinks is hilarious and he melts into laughter. Then he pulls it together, and we do it all over again. If I don’t stop him, he’ll repeat it endlessly.

Most times, these kinds of daily interruptions often remind me of Monty Python’s phrase phrase from The Flying Circus, “And now, for something completely different…” Although some days the “something completely different” is the thing that looks most “normal” because most of the day is made up of randomness and senseless conversation or other circumstances. Yet, there’s something amusing about it all and although occasionally frustrating, I just can’t help but smile and embrace the moment for what it is: Life as we know it.

Meet Sarah

Sarah is a wife and mother to three sons, one of whom has autism. She is a writer, speaker, and produce and host of A Special Hope Podcast.

Podcast

Listen Now

Discovering special hope in the stories of those living with special needs, those who strive to minister to special needs families, and the God who is making all things new. Available here, or anywhere you podcast.


If you are enjoying this site and the podcast, please consider a donation of any size to contribute to the costs associated with running a website and a podcast. Any and all gifts are greatly appreciated!

More From This Category

Easter Episode: Redeeming Love by Anne Steele

Easter Episode: Redeeming Love by Anne Steele

Sarah talks through the hope of Easter with a reading of Anne Steele’s poem, Redeeming Love. Easter might look different this year, but we can still celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, all things new, and the hope of glory.

read more

90 Comments

90 Comments

  1. tinyurl.com

    Howdy! I just would like to give you a huge thumbs up for
    your excellent information you have here on this post.
    I am coming back to your web site for more soon.

  2. http://tinyurl.com

    What’s up mates, its enormous piece of writing concerning tutoringand fully defined, keep it up
    all the time.

  3. plenty of fish dating site

    Right here is the right website for everyone who hopes to find out about this topic.
    You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will
    need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about
    for ages. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  4. ps4 games

    It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this web site and reading the views of
    all mates on the topic of this piece of writing, while I am also keen of getting familiarity.

  5. quest bars cheap

    Its such as you learn my thoughts! You appear to understand a
    lot approximately this, like you wrote the guide in it or something.
    I think that you just could do with a few percent to drive the
    message house a little bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

  6. quest bars cheap

    Link exchange is nothing else however it is simply placing the other person’s webpage link on your page at proper place
    and other person will also do same for you.

  7. quest bars cheap coupon twitter

    I was recommended this website by my cousin. I am
    not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble.

    You are incredible! Thanks!

  8. ps4 games

    Hi there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.
    Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.
    I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin.
    Do you have any points or suggestions? Cheers

  9. ps4 games

    Ahaa, its good dialogue on the topic of this article at this
    place at this website, I have read all that, so now me
    also commenting here.

  10. ps4 games

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could
    add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and
    was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  11. quest bars cheap

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails
    with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Thanks!

  12. quest bars cheap

    This post presents clear idea for the new visitors of
    blogging, that truly how to do blogging.

  13. ps4 games

    Actually when someone doesn’t know after that its up to other visitors
    that they will help, so here it occurs.

  14. ps4 games

    Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are
    you using for this site? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve
    had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform.
    I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  15. ps4 games

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to
    revisit yet again since I saved as a favorite it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change,
    may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  16. coconut oil

    I’m not sure exactly why but this web site is loading incredibly slow for
    me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  17. coconut oil

    Wonderful, what a web site it is! This webpage provides valuable facts
    to us, keep it up.

  18. coconut oil

    What’s up, its fastidious article about media print, we all be aware
    of media is a fantastic source of data.

  19. coconut oil

    Pretty portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact loved account your weblog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing in your feeds and even I success you get admission to constantly fast.

  20. match.com free trial

    Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments?

    If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can advise?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any
    support is very much appreciated.

  21. plenty of fish vs match.com free trial

    I think that is among the most important info for me.
    And i’m happy studying your article. However should commentary on some basic issues, The
    website style is wonderful, the articles is actually excellent
    : D. Good process, cheers

  22. match.com free trial

    Hello friends, how is all, and what you desire to say regarding this piece of
    writing, in my view its in fact remarkable for me.

  23. asksylphoflight.tumblr.com

    Just want to say your article is as amazing. The
    clearness in your post is just nice and i can assume you are an expert on this
    subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to date
    with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the gratifying work.

  24. tinyurl.com

    Hello, I believe your site may be having internet browser compatibility problems.
    Whenever I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening
    in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, fantastic website!

  25. sling tv

    No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, thus he/she wants to
    be available that in detail, therefore that thing is maintained over here.

  26. EverettNoB

    Hello, tender thanks you in regard to facts! viagra 100mg http://viapwronline.com I repost in Facebook.
    trial samples of viagra

  27. sling tv

    It is not my first time to pay a quick visit this site, i am visiting this web site dailly and get nice facts from here everyday.

  28. sling tv

    Wow, that’s what I was searching for, what a data!
    existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this
    web site.

  29. PeterMub

    Hello, jolly-boat thanks you http://cialisxtl.com in judge to facts! cialis 100 mg lowest price
    what helps viagra work better

  30. sling tv

    It’s amazing designed for me to have a web site, which is
    valuable in support of my know-how. thanks admin

  31. John Caniobi

    This is a truly weighty post. Thanks as a service to posting this.

    What do you over nearby my website: creare site de prezentare

  32. sling tv

    Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog.
    Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.
    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thank you

  33. WayneVix

    Cialis generic cialis bitcoin how long does 20mg cialis keep in system

  34. sling tv

    Hello there! This article couldn’t be written much better!
    Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He constantly kept talking about this. I will forward this article to
    him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

  35. LesFloorn

    Clomid Masculine Canadian Cialis Pharmacy Generic Name For Keflex Buy Cialis Propecia Low Sperm Count Side Effects

  36. sling tv

    Hurrah! Finally I got a webpage from where I be capable of really take helpful data regarding my study and knowledge.

  37. sling tv

    I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of house .
    Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this web site.
    Studying this information So i’m happy to convey that I have an incredibly good uncanny
    feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I such a lot
    without a doubt will make sure to don?t put out of your mind this web site and
    give it a look on a constant basis.

  38. WayneVix

    Cialis what is cialis where to get cialis sample

  39. SEO SERVICES

    I think this is a real great article.Much thanks again. Want more.

  40. sling tv best package 2020

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your website provided us with valuable information to work
    on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

  41. sling tv

    Every weekend i used to go to see this web page, as i want enjoyment,
    since this this website conations truly good funny stuff too.

  42. WayneVix

    Cialis tiujana cialis is cialis generic available

  43. RobertBok

    buy levitra canada online cialis discount coupon viagra sale new zealand

  44. RobertBok

    cheap viagra without rx viagra cheap online cheap viagra 100mg

  45. RobertBok

    levitra sale online order brand name cialis where can i buy cheap cialis

  46. DeabKapy

    best place to buy viagra online generic cialis lowest price buy cheap generic levitra online

  47. DeabKapy

    buy viagra real cheapest cialis order cialis uk

  48. marketing facebook curso

    Este artigo revisa algumas das estratégias mais úteis e como ajustá-las para se conectar com sua clientela alvo.

  49. Drug Rehabilitation Centers Near Me

    Local Inpatient Drug Rehab Free Outpatient Rehab Near Me ÿþ< Rehabilitation Of Substance Abuse Local Drug Rehabs
    ÿþh

  50. DeabKapy

    buy viagra without prescriptions ed pills cialis for sale online

  51. DeabKapy

    order viagra canada online cheap drugs buy cialis with online prescription

  52. DeabKapy

    original cialis pills levitra 20 mg – discount generic cialis 20mg

  53. DeabKapy

    buy cialis egypt cialis generic – cialis wholesale india

  54. Wes Teasdale

    Right here is the right webpage for anyone who wants to understand this topic. You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject that’s been written about for decades. Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  55. DeabKapy

    viagra for cheap with no prescriptions viagra – viagra professional sale

  56. 바카라

    Brand new boots , every day !

  57. DeabKapy

    brand name cialis for sale http://tadal24ph.com – what is cialis cheap levitra online

  58. 30 Day Drug Rehab Near Me

    Drug Rehab Facilities http://aaa-rehab.com Drug Rehab Centers http://aaa-rehab.com Drug Rehabilitation Clinics
    http://aaa-rehab.com

  59. Residential Rehab Facilities

    Dsm Substance Use Disorder http://aaa-rehab.com Drug Rehab Centers http://aaa-rehab.com Drug And Alcohol Treatment Near Me
    http://aaa-rehab.com

  60. DeabKapy

    viagra cheap uk http://tadal24ph.com – cialis order viagra by mail

  61. ideato
  62. Ensult

    The minimum deadline for an order is 3 hours, which is an optimal time frame for our professionals to conduct research, craft an essay, and send you a well-written product.
    write my papers On the other hand, branching out also has its risks, as writing on a topic you know little about often requires you to do research, which takes time and therefore reduces the number of jobs you can do in a month along with the profit you can earn.

  63. ideato

    Contoh essay soft skill essay on service to mankind service to god short narrative essay about nature how to write emory university essays essay on helpage india in hindi essay questions for nyu.
    college paper writing service reviews An essay about a haunted house my favourite teacher essay for 9th class deforestation cause and effect essay essay on guru purnima in gujarati language pdf.

  64. cbd oil that works 2020

    I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality
    articles or blog posts on this sort of area .

    Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site.
    Studying this info So i’m happy to convey that I have a very just right uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed.

    I so much indubitably will make certain to do not omit this
    site and give it a glance regularly.

  65. DeabKapy

    п»їgeneric cialis cheapest price http://alexa24ph.com – generic viagra cialis professional cheap

  66. Neulge

    English essay title page essay on gst in kannada pdf my self reflection essay essay rewriter plagiarism free computer ke bare me essay save tigers essay essay on impact of war on human life. paper writer Puzzles takes printable crossword puzzles and downloadable word search puzzles adds trivia questions and hidden messages to create entertaining and educational resources for educators teachers homeschool and homeschooling use.

  67. Adotfeek

    Our papers for writing include everything from research papers, essays, term papers, case study reports, admission essay writing, dissertation proposals, etc. paper writing service Discussion essay topics ielts liz, disability studies essay topics ap language and composition rhetorical analysis essay examples, imagination is important than knowledge essay.

  68. burfamy

    You would want someone to help you out in this situation by either completing half the work and you can finish it once you get home or you would want someone to take care of the whole work. write my paper cheap Even for more research-intensive paper assignments like thesis and dissertation papers, they should be able to provide the first draft within 3 days and submit to you the final output within 5 to 7 days.

  69. Aleple

    It adds yet another complication for our hard-working meta-coordinators if they have to verify copyright status of added music. saqacommunity The perfect candidate is an experimental, team-oriented apple fan who loves frontend development as much as backend development and who has a sixth sense for the needs of app users.

  70. Grombodo

    Consumption of certain substances during pregnancy can interfere with brain development, leading to deleterious long-term neurological and cognitive impairments in offspring. club admins Liebeskummer weg kommen will dann muss ich an etwas anderes denken oder mich mit anderen leuten treffen.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This