Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And you thought YOUR day was bad.....

We had several nights of special meetings at church this week. Tonight the speaker spoke on trials.....before which he told this story......(a story that the preacher says is really true!!)

A certain man owned a Harley that he loved. He loved it so much that in the winter months he brought it into his front porch. One day he was working on this Harley. He was fixing and oiling and doing all sorts of manly things to this machine. As he worked he soaked the parts he was fixing in a bucket of gasoline. After he repaired the bike he decided to start it up and see how it was working....yes, still in the porch. He sat on the bike and started it up. Somehow, his hand slipped and he grabbed the throttle and off the bike went.....right through the glass patio doors. His wife heard the commotion, saw the accident and called 911. The paramedics arrived and took him to the ER where his cuts were bandaged and he was sent home.

After arriving home he went straight to bed to rest. His wife, meanwhile, began the clean-up process. She swept away the glass and dumped the bucket of gasoline into the toliet. Soon after this, the husband went into the bathroom. He sat on the toliet and lit a cigarette. (SEE....YOU SHOULD NEVER SMOKE!!!!) When he was done he tossed the cigarette into the toiet. You guessed it....WHOOSH....blew the bathroom door and windows right out. 911 was called AGAIN and the same paramedics arrived. He was diagnosed with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his back side. He was put on a gurney and readied to be taken to the hospital. The wife told the paramedics exactly what had happened. After hearing the story they began to laugh....and laugh.....and laugh..... In fact, they laughed so hard that they dropped the gurney and the man broke his collarbone.

And you thought YOU were having a bad day!!! :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

True Love

Tonight I saw a picture of love. True love.

True love isn't the Hollywood glitz and glamour and plastic 'surgery-ed' couple on the red carpet.

True love isn't deciding to live together before marriage just to make sure 'we're compatible'.

True love isn't staying married until the first sign of trouble and then running away as fast and as far as your latest credit card will take you.

True love isn't Mary Kay or Lancome or Arbonne or even Cover Girl.

True love isn't that fluttery feeling you get when you see your spouse.

True love isn't romantic dinners over candle light.

True love isn't exotic vacations to tropical places.

True love is what I saw tonight.

True love is a wife of 62 years. Wrinkled and tired....and beautiful. True love is this wife sitting by the bedside of her sick husband and not leaving for days and days. True love is this wife taking the hand of her dying husband and telling him it is okay to go to Jesus. True love is this wife looking at me, just minutes after her husband went to Heaven, and saying "He is all I ever wanted."

THAT is true love. Love that only Jesus can give. Love that is real.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I was nominated by my friend Amy. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. How sweet. The problem is now I am supposed to list seven - SEVEN- interesting things about me. SEVEN!!!!!!!!! And on a MONDAY morning, no less. Okay...we'll give it a shot.

1. I am still madly in love with my husband after almost 15 years of dating and marriage.

2. I adore my kids. Yes, I would like to lock them in a soundproof room at times, but I adore them. They bring out the best and worst in me.

3. I love my church. I love the people in our church. I love to watch them allow God to change them and mold them. I love seeing God work in our church. I love it that SOMEONE TOOK MY SEAT......ME.....the PASTOR'S WIFE......someone took my seat because the church was so full. I LOVE THAT! :)

4. I love to read. Sadly, I neglect life and my family when I am in the midst of a good book.

5. I love to crochet. I can't just SIT and watch anything - I get bored - so I crochet, and I really enjoy it.

6. I really like to exercise....really, I do. Don't judge me.

7. I really REALLY love chocolate....and cheesecake....and CHOCOLATE cheesecake....and pasta......and chocolate.....and cappuccino......and Chinese food.....and Thai food.....and Italian food....and CHOCOLATE.....and Mexican food..... It is a good thing that I really like to exercise! :)

I get to nominate 7 bloggers, but I will have to come back for that. My youngest child (14 months) is running through the house with the toilet brush. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Valentine

My Valentine and I will celebrate 12 years of marriage this summer. We dated almost 3 years before we were married. That is a long time.....especially for someone as extremely young as I!! :) We had our first date at the beginning of the 2nd week of my Freshman year in college. I knew he was something special from the first time we met. I am so thankful for my husband - my sweetheart. He is not perfect (very, very close, though!!), but he is PERFECT for me......perfect. He balances me out, and you know what? I do the same for him. It is obvious that the Lord matched us. I am so thankful. I was created for this man. I am blessed.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

And the award....

....for the most neglected blog goes to.......MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :) Sad, but oh so true.
Daily - almost - I would think that I MUST update my poor little sad blog, but it just didn't happen. LIFE gets sooooo busy sometimes...or is it all the time? Either way, I will try very hard not to neglect all of you in bloggy land. :)