Friday, November 12, 2010

nothing there except Jesus

First of all,

Happy Birthday, to me!

Shameless, I know.

Moving on.

I absolutely must tell you about two conversations with Lucy last night.

We had a rare night when the boys were gone and
the four of us left at home felt a bit
rebellious and sat at the kitchen bar and ate dinner
in front of the TV.

I know, I know.
Please don't tell Dr. Dobson, OK?

So we were watching All in the Family.
Gloria was having a baby.
Right there as we ate our supper,
she was giving birth.

Really nice.

Lucy said,
"What are they doing to her?"

In a very non-sugar coating response I said,
"She's having a baby."

"What?? How is she having a baby?"

"They are taking it out of her tummy"
(Very desperate hope that she wouldn't push further)

She pushed.

"How are they getting it out of her tummy?"

Well, for heaven's sakes what have I done here?

"Lucy, it is coming out of...(me pointing to you-know-what)"

She put her hand over her mouth
and giggled profusely.

Girl, it isn't so funny when you're on that end of it, trust me.


She insisted I come to her office for a doctor's appointment.

(Thankfully by this point she had forgotten about the
baby thing...or she simply thought there was
no way possible I could do such a thing.)

She gave me a thorough exam.

And as she listened to my heart very carefully,
she announced,

"There's nothing there except Jesus."

Love that!

Then she said,

"OK, you're done. Get up and go away."

Oh, that girl.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!

I love Lucy's comments! Sweet & funny!

Colleen in PA

Carla said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday from Nebraska!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Ahahahahaha this may just be one of my favorite posts. Ever.

Cari said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!! Don't get too crazy! :)

What a great line from Lucy! Love that...nothing there except Jesus.

Karin said...

OMGoodness...that is the BEST comment I have heard in a long time!!! Lucy has such a way with words. :) And love the 'get up and go away,' too. Snicker....


Ok--I know this was lame but it's the best my OLD BRAIN could do this morning. :)

Diane said...

How cute! And Happy Birthday!

Aaron and Erica said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Love Lucy's comment...that girl is funny just like her momma!

Candice said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

I pray that we are all more like you in this year, with nothing in our hearts but Jesus.

the best statement that could be made of a Christian.

Debby said...

happy Birthday to you!!!!

That Luct is something else......=)

Melissa said...

She is so funny !! Happy Birthday !!!!

JR said...

Sending you a HUGE Happy Birthday greeting across the miles from Durango!! Enjoy your birthday weekend!!

♥ you!

Shonni said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Madeleine said...

Happy Birthday!! Oh the JOY!!! Even if it is not the same as when we were kids, it sure is wonderful to be blessed with yet another year. GOD IS GOOD!!!!

And Lucy...



We got our new daughters medicals today. I cried.

But then I remembered this is GOD's, and it is good.

The Kings said...

So Cute!

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

Robin said...

That is too funny, Lucy cracks me up.

Happy birthday, hope it's a wonderful one.

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mary said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!
I know your day will be filled with laughter surrounded by those you love most!

Tesseraemum said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a fabulous day!

I have to tell you that is not the end of the whole baby thing... Audrey is a bit obsessed with having a baby in her tummy and pulling it out from under her shirt... um yea... There's alot of splaining to do!! Sheri

Cate said...

Get up and go away. I've had a few doctor's with that kind of bedside manner. Enjoy your day!

Laurie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! Praying God continues to bless your socks off!!!!

On to Lucy - I had to laugh out loud and make my family come to wonder what is wrong with me now!!!

Love to "hear" your stories. To be a fly on your walls to hear what you don't share.

Happy Birthday again!!!

quilt-n-mama said...

Happy Birthday Friend!!!!

I just love your little Lucy, she cracks me up:)

Hope you have had a great day!

Lou and Lorna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holly said...

Oh, that's just one of the best things I've ever heard. : ) Love it!

Faye Verquer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI!!! I wore my SHOW HOPE shirt in your honor today!

Onto Lucy...PRICELESS!

Tracy said...

Oh Happy Birthday Lori!!!!
I know its your Birthday but thanks for giving me the gift of laughter. I love it! Hope your day was a special one even though you had a drs. appt. on your birthday. hee hee

Tony and Rett said...

Yep, that Lucy girl made me go AWWW and then giggle in the same breath!


P.S. Hope your day ROCKED!

Marie-Claude said...

A bit late, but happy birthday, and oh boy that Lucy she keeps you on your toes.


connie said...

Oh, that is SO precious! Hope you had a wonderful day!

The Raudenbush Family said...

What a cute story. Loved it. :)

Adeye said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you, dear friend. Yes, you sure do share your special days with one of God's sweetest little angels :) I guess I never have an excuse to miss your birthday now :)

Hope you had a stunning day.

How are things going with your adoption? Where are you in the process? Maybe I missed an update.

Just curious.

Love and hugs

Sally-Girl! said...

Happy Birthday!!! And I am thinking that Bryson and Lucy really were made for one another!!!

Jean said...

Happy Birthday!!
I missed this post- I was out of town.
Hope you had a very Happy Day!!

That is a great Lucy story- I 'm sending all my girls over for your version of "the talk"!

So glad you are healthy and there's nothing there BUT JESUS - perfect!! Too cute!!

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