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The Debacle that was Valentine's Day

Now too long back I arranged to take yesterday off to spend with my beloved. We were going to go out for breakfast, spend time with one another, even go in to one of our son's schools to celebrate an award he was receiving. But the Lord had other ideas. The ice and snow closed local schools so we were going to have the kids around. We did get to sleep in though. I'm not really sure why but my attitude was sour most of the day. It took me over two hours to shovel my short little driveway. And I broke both my shovel and my snow blower (a gift from my in-laws). And even then my driveway still has a good layer of snow and ice on it. I'm a little worried about getting back in the garage later today. I then spent most of the latter part of the day cleaning up my pile of mess in the bedroom to prepare for my beloved and some friends to paint it next week. In desperation I called in a last minute baby sitter so we could go out to dinner. It turns out that over 50% of all the local resteraunts were closed due to the weather. We ended up going to Applebee's (it was actually my first choice). When we stepped in we were told it would be a 25 minute wait - but in the end it was more like 15. I was still in a sour mood, but we were able to have some discussion. It took over an hour to get our food! I could not believe it. But it was all a part of God's design. We were able to relax and talk - and in the end our dinners were comp'd. So for the price of our drinks (and the baby sitter) we were able to get a couple of hours to ourselves on Valentine's day. Not much amore - but we were able to have talk. Verse for today: Proverb 15:28-33, ESV The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes [3] the bones. The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

2 comments:

Jim Neff said...

Don't ya hate that when things don't go according to YOUR PLAN.

I just figured out I had to approve comments on my blog and I saw all of your comments there. Sorry it took me so long to respond. Thanks again for frequenting my blog. I appreciate your writings as well.

samurai said...

I do - I want what I want, when I want it! :) Pride and selfishness... the root of all sin.