The Joy of Daily Life With Our Five Little Blessings
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
A vacuum cleaner story
Joel had very graciously offered to clean out the vacuum cleaner for me. He took it all apart, washed it out, and cleaned the filter. He then set it out over-night to dry. The next morning, he offered to put it all back together for me before he left for work. "No, don't worry about it. It's not a big deal. I'll get it back together later", said the mechanically impaired mom. Fast forward the clock to about 10:15 a.m. I had been sitting in front of my vacuum cleaner for 20 minutes, trying to get the little grid thing back in behind the canister. I tried putting in in upside down, backwards, and inside out. I tried reasoning with it--"Little grid thing, if you will just click into place, I promise not to make you suck up all the gross dried up cheerios in Eli's high-chair anymore" No luck. The grid thing just wasn't going in. Cosette came over, looking a little concerned, since her mother was talking to the vacuum cleaner. "Mommy, me help?" Yes, Cosette, you could pray to Jesus that Mommy could get this piece back in the vacuum. Cosette then puts her little hand on the vacuum, closes her eyes and says "He-sus, help Mommy, yeah, sweeper, ewwy, help, thank-you. AMEN!" I grinned to myself and proceeded to try again. *CLICK* Yep, that's right, folks, that little annoying plastic grid clicked right into place. And this Mommy learned a valueable lesson on faith from her little girl.
"Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive
the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it"