Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sweet Smelling Germy Gifts

John came back to my room this morning and announced, "Hey, mom.  You know that lady who always comes to the door looking for you every couple of months?  Well, she's back and is waiting outside for you".


Santa's Little Helper?  That's up for debate...

So, I went to the door and saw that she had a friend with her today.  They were smiling and waiting and so eager to talk.  Until they saw and heard my hacking cough.  The one that Just. Won't. Stop.

I opened the door mid-cough, and the main lady very quickly handed over the magazine and just wanted to know if I realized the Bible talks about Jesus being concerned with world events.

Me:  "Yes (cough), I did (cough) know that (cough)".

Ladies:  (slowly backing away from the front door) "Well, we just wanted to leave this for you and hope you enjoy reading it".

Me:  "Wait. I have (cough) something to give you (cough), too".  And I go back in to get the last two bars of ZUM soap that I have been giving out this year as Christmas goodies.  I hand them over to each lady and wish them a merry Christmas.

The spearmint version--smells so very yummy

Me (again):  "The scent is frankencense and myrrh, like the Wise Men brought Jesus because he was the Savior King". (hacking cough, cough, cough)

For some reason, their smiles faded quite a bit.  I am not sure if it was because their beliefs don't see Jesus that way, or if they were afraid of my germs.

I bet it was the germs.

Either way, I'm sure they'll have a story to tell when someone asks them, "Well, honey, how was YOUR day today?".