Thursday, June 25, 2009

i did not

for your knowledge..

1. i did not eat chocolate chip cookies today for breakfast, lunch, supper, and all snacks.. except for the pop ice i eat everyday in honor of abbie..

2. i did not want to beat up budget truck rental company and tell them that i will inform EVERYONE i know that their company stinks.. and we won't go into details of how i think their truck ate the zillion items i can't find..

3. i did not take my children into a members only snake infested creek area filled with crawdad things as big as lobsters while my son screamed jumping from the water with the mad crawdads and pinching oysters to the safety of the rocks with lurking snakes, chasing AWOL flippies and then allow five children to climb behind a gushing waterfall..

4. i did not lay flat on my face on my bedroom floor bawling because i miss my friends so much. i was going to use prostrate or prostate.. but.. hum...

5. i did not cry out to God and wonder what He is doing and wonder why i get me so tangled up in His story.

6. i did not mow the lawn at 8:30 AM .. and have a heat stroke.. i did not almost die until i laid down on the sprinkler.. good impressions with the neighbors..

7. i did not go to stuff mart. i did not move to the stuff mart capital of the WORLD. i am not suffocating under the control of the mart of stuffness.. i did not suffocate from my own stuff and realize that i am a consumeristic freak when i unpacked my stuff. and that was after the moving truck ate some...

8. i did not live in a pop up camper for 6 weeks and it rained EVERY single night. and here there is NO rain. None. Zippo. i did not watch my daughter plant her orange flowers which are to take 7 days to germinate grow to 12 inches overnight. green thumb..? sun sun sun + compulsive watering lack of social interaction= the best flowers in the world. in the stuff mart capital of the WORLD..

9. i did not tell you all about the most amazing people in Uganda did i..? there's emmanual from ghana and he just got married.. and he had that giddy i miss her look the whole time.. he had square shoes like bulgarians that were white.. and there was obia,whose name sounds like star wars.. but in so many ways is like a brother even though our names are really different.. and Im praying that God aligns him with a really amazing Godly wife and he had a pink tie.. and well.. tonight i had the opportunity to see some of the others that we met.. and it made me cry.

10. i did not witnesses my daughter execute the most grossest slugs in the whole world with the kitchen scissors.

11. i did not open the door to the washer at the laundry mat and watch the water gush out and for a few moments almost fill my basket and simply stand there in the heat with five little kids watching.. and consider jumping into it.

12. i did not just ramble a dozen nutos things.. did i??


9 comments:

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

wow, that has to be the cutest, funniest, sweetest, post ever. praying for you. lovin you!

Shan said...

Love ya Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Hello! Wow, that sounds about like everytime I've moved anywhere - haha! I think it's the initial shock of being out of small town IA, it does stuff to ya! Hang in there! Thinking of you guys, hoping everything is going well and you assimilate into your new world! Glad to see you back in blog world!

Michelle said...

PS: My mom calls three men and a truck, three a-holes with a truck! Thought that would make you laugh!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Mel, this is the bestest post ever :)

I think I know some of your friends back here who've laid on their bedroom floors and cried because they miss you guys so much...

Lifting you up before Him as you adjust to your crazy new surroundings...and His crazy plan.

Heth said...

I think some of your friends back here are sitting a their laptops, reading this post and crying because they miss you so much.

Thanks for an update on your crew Mel. We love you guys!

Tina said...

ditto what heth said.
bawling my eyes out.
miss you hugely today.

momzie said...

You are so precious and I am sitting here with teary eyes and a lump in my throat. But I know that Jesus was right there beside you in the laundromat and He made that slug just so she could have fun snipping him in half and the angels are keeping the snakes at bay and even in this turmoil and craziness, you are in the center of His will. Like the eye of a storm.
I'm thinking some of your girlfriends need to be planning a road trip.....

Angela said...

I'll add that some of your friends have laid on their couches and bawled their eyes out because they miss you so much.

I love you, chicky. Sorry it's so hot there...if it helps, it's not a lot better here. :-)