Thursday, June 09, 2011

He Does Listen!

If you watched my Monday video, you know I was kinda sick last week...
I recorded the video Thursday, and by Friday night I was barely able to get a sound to come out of my mouth. After dinner I simply laid down on the couch and closed my eyes. My body was worn out and I didn't want to exert another ounce of energy. So you can imagine my surprise when my heart started doing cartwheels!

Joshua and his girlfriend were taking care of the dishes, and I listened in on their conversation. M was asking what to do with the leftovers, and I heard Joshua tell her where the containers are located - and that she should find the matching lid. (Just like I've told him before!) What followed, though, is what really made me smile.
Joshua asked if the leftovers were still hot. Upon hearing they were, he told M to not put them in the refrigerator just yet. When she asked why, he went on to explain that it's better to let them come to room temperature before putting them in the fridge - so we don't alter the temperature inside the fridge and make it work harder.
Call me crazy, but at that point in the conversation my heart started doing cartwheels. The boy was repeating the exact words I have spoken to him. The same boy who seems to constantly send me messages that he isn't listening to me just proved that he does listen.
So my heart did cartwheels and - after all that excitement - I think I got off the couch and went to bed. *wink*

Karen

5 comments:

TheUnSoccerMom said...

don't you just love it when that happens!!! See, they listen... they just don't want us to KNOW they listen.... :o)


I'm off to the beach! Hope you and your family and have a wonderful weekend!! :o)

Patricia/NYC said...

This made me SMILE!!!!! I LOVE when that happens!! They really DO listen!! ;)

I wonder if that's how God feels when we please Him :)

Hope you are feeling better & don't have to drink any more tea! (*wink*)

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - They don't want us to know...Which is exactly why I was laying on the couch with my eyes closed, as if I was sleeping. Didn't want Joshua to know I was listening. *wink*

Patricia - I'm enjoying imagining God's look as HE sighs, She was listening after all!
I'm still a bit congested, but feeling much better. Had a few cups of tea over the weekend, but that's it. *whew!*

Blue Cotton Memory said...

I love those moments! Glad you're feeling better!!! Just think! You would have missed that moment if you had been feeling good!

Irritable Mother said...

Blue Cotton - I thought about that, too. And realized feeling sick has its good points. *grin*