Monday, July 18, 2011

"Late for Supper"

Murphy's Law- "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."

This evening, my husband sent this picture to me along with a text that said, "A little muddy."  He didn't have to say a word. I knew that he was going to be home late.  I'm just thankful that I wasn't the one who had to pull him out of the mud.

He sends me these crazy pictures on a regular basis.  They're like having a tardy pass in high school or a doctor's note.  These types of pics are his "get out of jail free" cards... visual proof that he's got a good reason for being late. 

These little debacles never happen when we've got time to spare.  No, it's always on a day when we've got multiple obligations.  Tonight we had a dinner and awards ceremony to attend.  We were 20 minutes late and my husband was still wearing his muddy boots. It's like this with everything in our lives.

The cows only get out when we're at church and I'm wearing  cute shoes and a nice dress.  My husband will inevitably be leading the music on stage, too, which means that I'm the one who has to leave early and trounce through the field herding cows on foot like a total dork in high heels.

These little bumps in the road used to drive me bananas, but I've come to expect the unexpected over the years.   Things rarely go as planned.  Once in a blue moon things do fall into place, though.

Sometimes the cows cooperate. Sometimes the trucks are dependable.  Sometimes we get our chores done with time to spare, and sometimes we arrive to our destination EARLY.  I know that sounds nuts, but it's true.  And when those days come, my husband and I look surprisingly at each other with raised eyebrows and say, "Wow! That went smooth!" 

For a brief moment, we start to think that we've got everything under control.  Then we have a huge belly laugh because we know that we really just got lucky...or blessed. I prefer to think it was the latter...after all, God is in control.

Just a typical Monday around here!



  1. That picture is reminiscent of me putting my car in a swamp... similar looking puddle only deeper.

    I have really begun to appreciate all things, even if they are hiccups and delays, they are happening for a reason, and you just gotta roll with the punches. There isn't much else you can do about it. And there is no sense getting worked up over things you can't control.

  2. It's actually kind of nice to know that I'm not the only one that receives pictures detailing the not so pleasant events of the day.

  3. When we're running late for something we always assume it was God keeping us safe from an accident that would have happened if we were on time.

  4. Another perfect use for the new technology! It is really something to be sent visual proof like that. I love it! You guys are adaptable and that's a very good thing to be in this life. ;)