Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Today I would like to give a shout out to a very special person, or should I say being, in our family. It's an angel, really. We'll call her the botulism angel. Her work goes largely unnoticed until I rearrange my kids rooms. Then I gasp and say, "oh my gosh, what is that. Thank you botulism angel for keeping this hidden!"

Come on girls, you know what I'm talking about. I can't tell you how many times I've found a bottle or sippy cup that should have been removed by HASMAT! Every so often, I go through the kids rooms and look under beds and behind dressers and in drawers and come back to the kitchen with an armload of cups.

You know, come to think of it, we have a lot of "detail" angels in our family. I'm remembering a time when John climbed on the roof at the age of three or four (catching angel), another time when I looked out the window to see John lapping water from a puddle in the yard while our dog drank from the other side of the puddle (that was probably the dysentary angel). There's the eyepatch angel, the bone angel, the floatie angel (for swimming) and let's not forget the fleet of angels that ride on top of our van whenever we go somewhere. "Elliott, April's car seat is not even buckled into the seat! How long has it been like this?"

Even while I type this, I can hear April screaming while Autie does something torturous to her. Which leads me to, I think, the most underappreciated angel of all, the sibling angel. Amy Yates told me that not too long ago, she went in to get Kate from her bassinet only to find that Landon had thrown some free weights in there and they landed perfectly on either side of her head. Now that's got sibling angel written all over it!

I think if I had to fill out an order form for all the angels I need for my family, I wouldn't even come close to the amount that God actually provides for us. And there's no charge for nights, weekends and overtime!

Thank you, Jesus for that not-so-little benefit of belonging to you!


JesusFreak said...

Sometimes I get a little sick when I think of all the stuff that could have happened to my kids.

High in Demand said...

I’m glad to see your whit has returned.

A couple of weeks ago we had a strange smell in our Suburban. As I went to work I even felt a little nauseated by the smell. After I picked up the kids we went to the carwash to clean out the car. The botulism angel must have had to take extras precautions to protect from the spoiled rotten milk bottle because it had been busted open and soaked into a magazine. None got on the carpet in the car. It just saturated a magazine that I don’t even have time to read anyway.

I was very thankful for that, but I’m thinking that my germ angel needs back up over here. I’ve got a lot of kids and germs have been running rampant. God needs to dispatch a few more germ angels over here!

Anonymous said...

Yeah for angels! The catching angel helped Cole the other night while he was holding Justus. Justus likes to pick his head up and then nose dive into whatever, when he can't hold it up anymore. Anyway, Cole wasn't quite prepared and almost dropped him! Thank you, Jesus.

Tim said...

That is sooo nasty looking! You should be grateful however...your kids will never get sick as they have built up an immunity. I'm serious!

God's Warrior Bride said...

Catching angel must be working overtime. Doug and his friend Jeff were doing a tree a couple of weekends ago and a branch knocked Jeff from the ladder, spiking him to the ground head first. Only the catching angel kept him from being dead or a quadrapalagic. Thank you Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! There must be ranks of angels that He sends out, cause some have taken up permanent residence here! (don't know if you remember me, I'm a friend of Beth's) I love finding new blogs to read and will definately come back!