His hair is a helmet.

23 10 2006

::Episode #487 in the “Where’s Your Hall Pass?” chronicles::

Sunday at the church’s potluck lunch.

Joel (visiting missionary): How many children do you have?
Me: Three
Joel: And how old are they now?
Me: 25, 23, and 21
Joel: (pauses) No way!
Me: Way.
Joel: (grinning) You must have started having them when you were a baby.
Me: I was three.
Joel: Oh, well, that explains it.


This morning I carried the kitchen compost out to dump it in the plastic drum where George’s wriggling friends work their organic magic, converting garbage to rich, black soil. As I emptied the contents, I suddenly found myself channeling Julie Andrews. “Feed the worms, tuppence a bag . . .”

Please tell me you do this sort of thing. I don’t have the time or inclination to seek therapy. And now to far more important . . .

::Matters of the Heart::

I’m in Dallas right now. Tomorrow morning my parents, brother, sister, and I will head to the hospital at 5:00 AM, where a team of doctors will open my father’s chest and operate on his heart–a heart that has loved so many so beautifully for so long.

If you think of my daddy, please pray. Thank you.



10 responses

24 10 2006

i will pray

I will pray. In fact I got this just at the time you are waking to bring him in. Dear Jesus, be with Jeanne’s dad today. Bring him through.

24 10 2006

I certainly will pray for your daddy, and for his wonderful family.

Sending a multitude of prayers to heaven and armloads of positive thoughts your way. Please keep us updated!

24 10 2006

i will pray as well. i will pray alot.


24 10 2006

My thoughts are with you and your family. ::hugs::

24 10 2006

your sweet father

Praying now…


24 10 2006

Re: i will pray

I’m guessing this is Mary, right? Thank you so much for praying. He’s recovering in ICU. So far everything is going great.

24 10 2006

What a treat to see your name! Thank you for praying. Dad did great. I’ll post an update, but also just wanted to say “hi.” I hope all is well with you.

Love, EZ

24 10 2006

Thanks, Luke. I left a voice-mail message on your phone. PJ is doing great so far. Keep praying.

Love, Mz

24 10 2006

Thank you so much, Crystal. (you look beautiful in that picture!)

24 10 2006

Re: your sweet father

Thanks, Mike. We appreciate it.

Your comments are a gift. Please know I read each one with gratitude.

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