Saturday, August 14, 2010

When You Break the Hut

A young missionary wife and momma, in an indigenous village, sleeping on wooden planks of hut built high above the ground. Screeches of rain forest drizzle, sleepy eyes to keep under mosquito net, seeing a culture through a toddler's heart, sharing hope with those who need to hear. But what happens when you forget - step only on support beams. Standing in middle of floor, scoop up a little bundle and the weight of the two of you creates a cracking sound. Instantly a momma leg breaks through, dangling 7 feet above the ground. Now I giggle, and even laugh at the memory. A bit embarrassing, a bit hilarious. Who would have ever thought that I would break a hut.

I shared, now I open for others? Share a giggle, a memory, an oops that looking back, makes you smile.

7 comments:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

OH MY!

I'm going to post some photos soon that will surely make you smile!

Love you!
Jill

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow, love Missionaries! Yes they even have falls to make them giggle later...Thanks for sharing
kim

lailani said...

I entered my pantry and shut the door to check out how bright the hand crank flashlight, I had just purchased, shone. I forgot that the inside knob was broken and thus, I was locked in the pantry, at home alone. But only for less than an hour - luckily hubs came home for lunch!

Enjoyed your post!

Debbie said...

Sara, you always make me smile and I love that. I want you to know that during my time alone in the mountains ...I spoke Scripture. It was wonderful.

I remember a time when I was all dressed up with a date at the Waldorf Astoria in NY. We actually went to see Diana Ross. Can you believe it? It was about 1969 I think. Anyway, I was trying to act so proper and I slipped on the steps and made a spectacle of myself. Figures, right? At least I can laugh at it now.

Love you,
Debbie

God, My Savior Forever! said...

HAHAHAHA I can totally see it. Ok well this might be TMI but it brings makes me laugh lots...at least now it does.

When I was in 7th grade I was sitting in Agriculture class, front row, right in front of the teacher. Class was dismissed and I suddenly felt something "wet". I was so scared of getting up. Sat there for what seemed like hours hahaha. I looked and sure enough...I got my period and I was wearing YELLOW shorts hahaha. I wanted to cry so bad:( I finally managed to get up, walk down the hallway and then I realized I had to fuigure out how to get out of gym class hahaha. My husband cracks up when he brings it up...thank God for a good sense of humor;D

KrnDrln said...

I was a personal assistant for a lady in a wheelchair. She needed to go to the bathroom at Walmart so I went and opened the door and she rolled in. We got in far enough that we could see someone sitting in a stall with pants around HIS legs!!!

I was mortified and Debbie couldn't turn her wheelchair around (it was a power wheelchair and new to her!)!

The problem was that the restrooms are opposite in the Walmart where we were from the Walmart where I usually shop, so that's how I got confused!

We both laughed so hard about that and it's been about 7 or 8 years and we still laugh about it!

Denise said...

Thanks for always making me smile. Lovebug, my husband, always makes me laugh. When I laugh really hard, I tend to pee pee. He loves that, there use to be a rocking chair in our home known as my pee pee chair, lol