Monday, February 11, 2008

God DOES Have a Sense of Humor

"Lord, lord, lord. Protect me from the consequences of the above prayer." ~Douglas Adams

I am not a morning person. I hate mornings. I wish the world would function at night. I told my good friend Maura that I would get up early today (8-ish) and spend the day with her until she had to go pick up her kids at school. Maura knows when we make morning plans, she will most likely have to call me a hundred times to make sure I'm up. Otherwise, she'll show up at my house and I'll be snoring away in my pajamas. Anyway, I wanted to make sure I woke up when she called, so I put the phone right next to me when I went to bed the night before. However, I woke up in the middle of the night to reach for some water and knocked my phone behind the bed. I was way too tired, too comfortable, and too lazy to get out of bed, get on my hands and knees and grope for my phone in the dark. I knew I would not hear the phone ringing or my alarm on my phone come morning. So, I said a quick, "Oh God, just please wake me before Maura comes over."

Sure enough, Maura called twice without me stirring. I slightly awoke to hear Scrappy, my Chihuahua, behind me coughing. The next thing I know, I feel a warm sensation spreading across my back. Scrappy had thrown up ALL over me!!! Eww! This, of course, propelled me out of bed, wide awake, and dropping a few expletives. Thirty seconds later, my phone was ringing and Maura was a few minutes from my house. So, God, being the multilayered Almighty He is, answered my prayers and gave Himself a good laugh. Next time, I'll be more specific to the how of my request. :)
Scrappy: a tiny, vomitting messenger of God.

"Amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us. "--Maurice Maeterlinck


Moose Man said...

Thats awesome thanks for my morning laugh. -Jake

Terry said...

Dog vomit...what a way to wake up! Well, you got up and I guess that's all that matters (eeww!). I tagged you, by the way.

keithandjennifer said...

I would have never thought dog vomit and God answering our prayer would be in the same paragraph. Only you Tia!

musicmommy3 said...

ROFL- again