Friday, July 30, 2010

Thank You and A Story

Thanks for your sweet and thoughtful comments yesterday. Really, thank you! I'll admit that you made me cry while I was reading comments at the post office.


We, in the Jason and Noelle household, pray before we eat a meal...usually.

Last night we sat down to a dinner of turkey sandwiches and fruit and it was Jason's turn to pray.

He prayed all right...but forgot to bless the food...the whole purpose of praying before a meal.

We went about our evening: unbirthday party for Dad, complete with cake and gifts, me having a small meltdown, Jason telling me I was being irrational (just what every girl wants to hear), me telling Jason he can't ever use the word irrational again, you know, the usual...and before we knew it, it was time to go to sleep.

Jason said, "Let's say a prayer." Because in the Jason and Noelle household we do that too - pray before we go to bed at night...usually.

This is how Jason started:

(wait, is it sacrilegious of me to quote a prayer? I think I'll take my chances.)

"Dear Heavenly Father, please bless the food that we ate for dinner, that it will nourish our bodies..."

And with that I laughed right out loud...a lot...and couldn't focus on anything else Jason said.

probably sacrilegious.

Have a great weekend Friends!!!


Kristin said...

You made me laugh out loud with that, and I'm at work!! I didn't get a chance to read yesterdays post until today, but I just wanted to say that I think you are a great auntie. Only you know when and if you are ready for children - if you choose. Just keep living and enjoying your life, which it sounds like you are good at! :)

wjmom said...

Fan-freaking-tastic! I heart Jason (in all the appropriate ways).

jayayceeblog said...

This one had me laughing! Doesn't matter when the prayer gets said, as long as it's in your heart all along! You guys are so sweet!!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

I think God has a definite sense of humor. So no problemo.

Now, tell Grammie DD why I need to beat the crap out of Jason because he called you insensitive.

Cox Family said...

I want to comment on yesterdays post (I didn't read it until today). I am a selfish person too, and since having my fourth I wonder what in the world I did to myself! Everyday I fall into bed completely exhausted and unsure if I can do it again tomorrow, I'm so overwhelmed. Don't have kids until you really want them and are ready. I love my kids and am completely happy being a mom, but it is an overwhelming task. I agree you will be a great mom and Jason will be a great dad (he was a good big brother...most of the time), and we hope you both know that there is no pressure from me and my family, you'll know when it's time! We love you guys and think you're both awesome!

Nikki said...

I loved your post yesterday and meant to come back when I had a minute and give my thoughts.

But now I'm running out the door again, so here's my thoughts on this post. SO FUNNY! I loved hearing about your irrational exchange with your husband, the funny quote from the recipe book, and the prayer at night.

I'm so grateful for you. :)

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

That is hilarious...better late than never~

Baby Sister said...

I love that card. And your husband is silly. It's true.

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Anonymous said...

I almost spat out my coffee as I read that!

Jason, my dear, we like that you make it up to the girl without realizing it.

Noelle, take this hug. I feel for you!

Sandra said...

Oh, I am pretty sure Heavenly Father has a sense of humor, you have read the scriptures, right? Full of humor.

Once, when Donovan was about 3 and was having some bad dreams and was sleeping in my bed for most of the night, I was trying to get him to fall asleep in his own bed. I remember this one night as I was helping him say his prayers. I would tell him what to say and he would repeat it after me. We said all the usuall things; bless mommy and daddy, grandpa and grandma, thank you for our house, friends... you know the drill. Then I said, "help me to sleep well" But Donovan said, "Help me to sleep well in mommy and daddy's bed."

Still, 20 years later, it cracks me up!

Anonymous said...

Oh I missed something and will have to track back but I'm glad it all worked out:-) My prayers are consistent but sometimes lacking in the formal content, as well.

Joann Mannix said...

Ok, wha? I'm going to have to go back and see why my Noelle is sad. This will not do.

And what will also not do is your husband saying that word in the context of you, you know that i word.

23 years of living with me, my husband has learned, usually the hard way, that it is not a keen idea to point out I am being overly dramatic or irrational when I am just simply having a moment. He has learned to understand my need for a moment and he has also learned to just hug me and tell me everything's going to be all right.

I love the bedtime prayer. It covers all the bases.

Beth Zimmerman said...

I think God has a sense of humor and appreciates yours!

Diana said...

Well... better late than never. Thanks for the laugh. I think what matters most is that you DO pray and when you have someone to do it WITH you (you're blessed to have this, trust me), well the timing is optional. =)

Judy said...

I sure hope God has a sense of humor, otherwise many of our prayers probably end up sacrilegious...unintentionally of course.

Since you often leave me laughing and looking forward to your next post, I gave you an award here. Happy Monday!