Saturday, 20 December 2008

After 30 years, he can still surprise me!

I was working away on my Sunday school stuff, when I heard Bob come upstairs and start shaving. Then he stuck his head round the door and said "Just off out". Now as he has not left the house since Tuesday [apart from a brief trip to the Doctors, and another to arrange a funeral] I was a little concerned."Where to?" "Oh, just to sort something out in the village" And he went.

I pondered for a little while on this. Bob is usually quite open about where he is going. Was there some important, but confidential pastoral matter needing his attention? I trust him, so I just got on with wrapping the Pass the Parcel.

IM003088 Twenty minutes later, the doorbell rang - so I opened it, and there he was, grinning all over his face. He had a huge bouquet for me, as a thank-you for my support in the past week.

Bob doesn't often buy me flowers, so I was utterly overwhelmed, and temporarily speechless. [briefly - I don't do speechlessness for long!!]

Isn't he gorgeous?


He even asked the florist for red/green colours to fit in with all my Christmas stuff.

I am so glad he is feeling a bit better, and hope that he continues to recover so he is 100% fit for tomorrow and the other remaining Christmas events.

Ah well - excitement over - back to the Sunday school preparations - which I am doing whilst listening to Garrison Keillor's Radio show on the PC - joining in with Jearlyn Steele, who is singing...

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing His mercy and His grace.
In the mansions bright and bless├Ęd
He’ll prepare for us a place.

When we all get to Heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!

Let us then be true and faithful,
Trusting, serving every day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory
Will the toils of life repay.

Onward to the prize before us!
Soon His beauty we’ll behold;
Soon the pearly gates will open;
We shall tread the streets of gold.

They don't write 'em like that any more.


  1. Can I send my hubby on over so yours can teach him a thing or two or three or four . . .

  2. Hello Angela. I'm glad the pics of Stowe brought back happy memories for you. What a lovely romantic huisband you have - beautiful flowers too x

  3. What a lovely surprise!! So beautiful too! :)

  4. AG - send him over - in fact , why don't ALL of you come and have a holiday here in the UK sometime??? It would be great to meet up!

    Yes he is VERY romantic! He does not just talk about love in his sermons, he practises what he preaches!

  5. Thank you Angela for your lovely comment on my last post.
    Hope the hair has calmed down now?
    Boot's Botanics do very nice natural colours - if memory serves me correctly Nutmeg isn't too warm.
    A very Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  6. awww, he's the best! Go dad!


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