Go Ahead, Laugh

Sometimes life’s just too funny. So go ahead, laugh. You know God has a sense of humor. Sometimes I think I hear Him laughing, not at me, but with me. Since He has plans for our lives and works out all things for our good, maybe He knew I needed to laugh more. Maybe you do too. So go ahead, laugh.


While having lunch with Dad, he said, “You’re getting too skinny. I’ll take a picture of you so you can see what you look like.” Then He took the picture.

“Dad, you cut off my head.”

“Your head is not the problem. I wanted you to see what your body looks like. Don’t lose any more weight. You’re too skinny.”

(Never in my life did I expect to hear those words.) “But Dad, my bottom is too big. It wouldn’t hurt to lose a few more pounds.”

“No it’s not. You’re supposed to have a big bottom. That’s how you tell a woman from a man from the back. Women have big bottoms and men don’t. That’s how you know the difference.”

He’s 81, I’m 63 and he’s explaining the difference between men and woman to me over lunch. Now I can tell the difference. Yep, you guessed it. I’ll just look at their bottoms.


 This past weekend, granddaughters had a combination birthday party. Two different birthday cakes. Birthday cake is my most favorite food of all.

I love birthday cake so much I want it served at my funeral. I can imagine everyone eating cake saying, “She would really like this.” Hubby has been instructed to throw some cake in the casket with me. Yep, it’s true. I told him. But I also want a Bible, my cell phone, and a fork. You never know what you might need.

(On the way to the party, I  prayed, “Lord, help me resist these birthday cakes, two of them. I can just taste the icing.  You know how I love real birthday cake. Please help me.)

For entertainment, they had a wild animal exhibit. We saw and listened about the screech owl, red-tailed hawk, some snakes, rats, and more. Most of these animals were wounded in some way and could not survive in the wild. So they go to parties to earn their keep and children learn valuable lessons. During this exhibit the children were allowed to let the rats go on their shoulders. It was a cold day and I gave my jacket to a visiting granddaughter.

Yep, you guessed it. That rat peed on my jacket. Ahhhh! I jumped up and screamed. All the children roared with laughter. This moment will forever be in my granddaughters memories. I can hear it now, “Do you remember the birthday party when the rat peed on Mee-maw’s jacket?”

A victory- I fixed Hubby a piece of cake and took one bite of his. That’s all I had. Praise God for victory in spite of rat pee.



This is one of my granddaughters. When you’re five years old, it’s your birthday party, and you’re full of self-confidence, you can be the fashion statement for the party.

Yep, you guessed it. Flower prints are in high fashion this Spring season. Mix and match as you please. Everyone will love you just because you’re so cute.


Found this t-shirt and couldn’t resist laughing as I bought it. My apologizes to all you exercise enthusiasts.

(Lord, You know I used to eat a lot of French fries. Thank you Jesus, I’m no longer in bondage to those fries. I’m free!)


I keep chocolate kisses at my house just in case of a chocolate emergency.  If you’re craving chocolate, one is enough. Hold it in your mouth until it melts. That takes a while and it’s a lot of chocolate taste for only 22 calories.

(Thank you Lord that I no longer am compelled to eat them like I used to. I don’t even want one now. Haven’t had one in weeks, maybe since Feburary? You’ve delivered me from chocolate bondage. I’m free!)

Two of my granddaughters discovered a new use for these chocolate kisses. Yep, you guessed it- edible facial jewelry. It’s the new rage.



Since losing 93 pounds I have a bone that pokes out my back. At my yearly doctor visit to monitor low thyroid (I’ve been on Synthroid since 1997 and been cold that long too.) I asked her to feel my spine. She felt it, “Your spine feels normal, but wait. What? You have a spot here. I’ve got to look at it closer. Bend over, let me see. What is this?”

I’m panicking, imaging the c- word. Holding my breath in fear.

She exclaims, “It’s a splinter. How did you get a splinter in the middle of your back? What made these scratches?”

Embarrassed, I answered, “I scratched my back before I left the house. My back scratcher is wooden.”

“Don’t use it anymore.”

 “I have to. Hubby’s not a good back scratcher. He refuses to let his nails grow out. The next man I marry is going to scratch my back first. If he’s a sorry back scratcher, forget it. I must have a back scratcher.”

“Get a plastic one,” she replied as she pulled out the splinter. Ouch.


A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”  Psalm 126: 2

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10
Saw this and had to share with ya’ll.


10 thoughts on “Go Ahead, Laugh”

  1. Debbie,
    You are wonderful here- I enjoyed getting an insight of your life and learning more about your family.
    I like your father’s input on the male and female anatomies- I will notice from now on. I used to have a Neurosurgery professor who once said, you women always look here when you look at men and the students were blinking, not understanding where he was going and finally we found out he meant that women look at men’s backside”.
    I also like the new use for the Hershey’s kisses.
    Above all, I am so glad you have conquered your chocolate temptations. Praise God.
    I also liked what you wanted put into your grave. I would like to have a whole lot of books, which I have not read put into my grave.
    I am 90 kgs today- I have been sick, Debbie and when I was sick, I went on sugar and bread binges- so it is showing. Please Debbie, pray for me- I need to lose weight.
    Also please pray for my daughter who wants to not have to wear spectacles- she hopes for complete cure from her eye disease- is that too silly a prayer to ask God ?

    1. Susie, it is so good to hear from you. As you can see grandchildren have now filled my life. Previously , they lived 12 hours car ride away, but now they are here. Answered prayer.
      Susie, you will gain victory over this overeating. Don’t beat yourself up, just get up and start over. God is a God of a million, trillion second chances. This I know personally.
      I will pray for you and your daughter. God is the God of the impossible. Nothing is ever too silly to ask God for. After all, I ask Him to help me stop eating. It would seem to me that eye disease is a greater need. God will honor her faith. He always honors faith.
      Susie, I have missed you. Due to my own fault. Please forgive my lack of contact. I’m praying that God will help me get my focus and priorities right.
      Love you and yours,

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