Thursday, April 21, 2011

Words I Do Want To Say

Yesterday was really exciting.  For lots of reasons.  I'll tell you in a minute.

In fact, I was so excited I didn't sleep well.  (Okay, that might have had more to do with the onion rings, but we'll go with excitement.)  In fact, laying (lying?) in bed at 2AM, listening to hail and then pouring rain (at least it wasn't the possible snow we were forecast) I thought about getting up and posting it right then.  But I didn't.  Because that would've been nuts.  Maybe.

And here's the crazy thing: the news is just as great today, but today I don't feel as excited about it, for some reason.  (Possibly that has something to do with 39F and rain.  Again.)  So I almost didn't tell you.  Which would be lame.  Not to mention ungrateful. 

So here is the absolute greatness that was yesterday:

1.  My brother, Dave, got the job.  Not just any job, not just the I'll-take-it-because-I-really-need-work job, but the Job He Really Wanted.  This is awesome.  We've been praying for a long time.  (BTW, he's not a lazy slacker.  Just wanted you to know.)

2.  Tate sailed through "Range Day".  That would be the practical portion of Hunter Safety training.  Not only did he successfully Keep The Fire-arm Pointed In A Safe Direction At All Times, safely cross obstacles, choose the correct ammunition, demonstrate safe zone-of-fire, etc.  He also managed to hit one of the clay 'pigeons' during the actual shooting.  Grampa Grasshopper was on hand to watch and encourage and celebrate.  Which for Tate meant a large-double-fudge-cookie-dough-extra-cookie-dough-blizzard.  And there was much rejoicing.

3.  Gramma Grasshopper's MRI went just fine.  Won't have results for a week, but the process went fine.  No claustrophobia.  They slid her in the tube and she just closed her eyes and prayed.  When the tech asked her how she did, she said she hadn't had time to finish praying for her family.  Go, Gramma!

4.  Successful junk removal accomplished.  Between #3 and #2, Grampa Grasshopper came over with his Very Big Truck and helped us load and haul away two full truck-loads of burnable JUNK - stumps, last year's Christmas tree, windfall, wood scraps, etc - thereby greatly decreasing the eye-sore-ability of parts of our yard (and removing appealing rat-habitat, shudder).  The property still needs a lot of work, but it's a huge improvement!

So, yes, I'm feeling better and more thankful again, having told you.  A lot of prayer went into those first three items, so hurray for answered prayer.

Thank you, Lord! 

And #4 just convinces me that, though I hadn't prayed about it, God cares about my mental state ;D

12 comments: said...

A BIG THANKS to all of you 'blog-readers' who are praying for me. I am confident that I am in good physical hands and FABULOUS spiritual hands - those of MY LORD! Surgery is May 5 - you'll all remember because you'll be eating tacos, nachos, and burritos - Cinco de Mayo. And I DO appreciate your ongoing prayers. Gratefully, Gramma Grasshopper

Trisha said...

So many wonderful things! Thanks be to God!!

melanie said...

!!!WOO HOO!!!

Praise the Lord for He is GOOD! =)

tammy said...

Amen to all your answered prayers ... and the bonus! I love days like this. Was also laughing at some of your previous posts. I love your blog!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

That is all just wonderful, wonderful news! Isn't it great to have a day like this, where big, big prayers are answered? Awesome. Happy Easter!!!

Ann said...

Thank you for sharing all of this. Because you went ahead and shared yesterday, I'm reading it and feeling better (and more thankful) today. It's fun to see answers to prayer and get to rejoice in them!!

Cathy M. said...

Praising God with you for all the tender mercies with which your family has been refreshed. Note to self: Cinco de Mayo will be prayer for Gramma Grasshopper.

Felicity said...

God is so good! And Gramma Grasshopper is amazing to go through her MRI the way she did!

Organizing Mommy said...

Hey that is so great!! Good job on all accounts! I love the new look of your blog. And I'll keep reading, but I wonder what Gr....'s is, different than grasshoppers?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Did I make a typo?

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Wonderful news! Thanks so much for sharing it! Hearing about answered prayers is a cherished delight!


The dB family said...

Rejoicing with you! Your mom is AWESOME! I love how she wasn't done praying before her MRI was! What a special lady! Continuing to lift her and all of you up in prayer.