Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Good Man

WHEW! This Mommy is tired!

Yesterday, we drove to Jim's parent's house. It's 1 1/2 hours away. Clark drove over and met us, and it was SO GOOD to see him. I miss him so much!

Today, we had a great service at our church.

Funny thing happened: our senior adult minister was baptizing an 83 year old woman, and it.was.precious. Fortunately, our music minister had given us a heads-up about this before we (the choir) went out to the stage. If I had been blindsided by this, I would've LOST.IT.

As it was, it wasn't much better...but I was prepared. A lady in choir passed out the tissues.

83. I mean, how precious is that?

But, our senior adult minister was backing into the baptismal tub thing...holding the elderly woman's right hand. One of our other ministers was holding her other hand, and walking on the other side of the tub. All of a sudden, our senior adult minister slipped...and fell backwards into the water.

And he didn't just FALL into the water. It was like he was in slo-mo...arms and legs and water everywhere. He came up and said something funny, and everyone laughed.

We came home, and had "re-runs" (what Joshua calls left-overs) for lunch...and then I posted up in my chair, and Jim posted up on the love-seat. I turned the Broncos game, and it was nitey-nite! About 2 o'clock, Jim and Joshua went to the gym...and I got up and did some laundry, and cleaned up the kitchen.

About 4 p.m., we left to go meet Logan and Morgan for dinner at the half-way place. Half-way between our home...and theirs. Morgan had spent the weekend at her parent's house, so she was coming in from there. We all had to drive about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

First, we had to get gas before we left town, so Jim and I each drove our vehicles to that we could get gas in both, and use our Kroger points. We left Jim's Burb there, and headed out. Holly and Aaron-the-son-in-law left an hour before us, so they could go by and see Aaron's parents.

We all met at the restaurant, and we had a good visit. We sure missed Clark, tho.

When it came time to leave, I whispered to Jim, "ask them if they need gas." He asked them, and one said, "we can just stop on the way home," and the other one said, "I think I have 1/4 of a tank." Jim said, "let's go to the gas station."

My husband is about the thriftiest person you will ever meet. He had a good example set by his Dad. His Dad can be generous, when he has to be. But he won't be happy about it. Fortunately, Jim's mom has a sweet spirit about her. She remembers the example Jim's Dad's DAD and mom set for them...and she has worked to hard to maintain that same type of giving spirit to their family...hoping that we will, in turn, pass it on to our children.

Jim works hard to save and invest his money to benefit our family. We don't run around in brand new cars, buy expensive clothes and shoes, or go on fancy trips. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT. Not at all. That's just not "us."

But tonight? After filling up our two vehicles, driving to see our son and daughter-in-law, buying dinner for 7 husband paid to fill up Logan AND Morgan's cars...and then bought them each an ice-cream cone.

He's a good man.

"So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him." Matthew 7:11

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