Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where God Ain't

He was just a little boy,
On a week's first day.
Wandering home from Bible school,
And dawdling on the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
He even found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
And blew out all the 'filler.'

A bird's nest in a tree overhead,
So wisely placed up so high.
Was just another wonder,
That caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
And hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day
And what was going on.

'I've been to Bible School ,'
He said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
'I've learned a lot about God.'

'M'm very fine way,' the neighbor said,
'for a boy to spend his time.'
'If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime.'

Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
'I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
If you can tell me where God ain't.'

This was shared with me by a precious friend. It touched my heart so deeply. Leave it to a child to always have the right answer for every question!

You may have guessed that I'm back home in Tennessee now. It's good to be home, but I have to be honest, I came home very sick. My sister picked me up at the airport on Monday afternoon and brought me home. I was so sick, she didn't want to leave me, but I convinced her I was fine. I have no idea what happened for the next 24 hours!

I finally drug my body to the doctor yesterday and found I have double pneumonia. I'm on heavy duty antibiotics and an expectorant cough medicine, so I'm sure I'm going to be fine. As a matter of fact, I already feel some better.

I'll probably take another few days break from posting on the blog just to rest and recuperate. I miss you all and reading your blogs. Maybe I'll at least be able to do that now! Take care all!


Constance said...

Take care of YOU, I hope you are feeling more than "some better" soon!

Terry said...

Dear Diane...I was so worried about you!
And you were gone so long that I finally learned how to spell your name.
Take your rest now and thank you for this precious Sunday school story. I am going to print it our for Grampa Yade...Love Teresa

PS We all missed you!

Marie Anne said...

What a lovely post, Diane, thank you.

Take care of yourself; we'll be here when you get back!

Cyn said...

The only thing you need to worry about right now is taking care of you! I'll be praying for you throughout the day!!

Samantha said...

Hi Diane,
So glad you are back home safe and sound. We have all been sick the past few days, you know this weather in TN, it was 70 a few days ago and now 30 again. You are in my thoughts and prayers, get well soon.
Love ya !

Samantha said...

Me again, I love the post, adorable picture and beautiful words, thanks for sharing !

The Raggedy Girl said...


You sure had all the components aligned to get sick...overwhelming stress and an emotional roller coaster in your life, traveling and exposure to out of town germs. Glad you saw the doctor. Hunker down and take good good care of yourself. Life is waiting for you.

Roberta Anne

Deb said...

Love the poem! And the photo of the little boy is too precious!

As for goodness!!! I hope you're taking care of yourself and getting plenty of rest. ...wish I could serve you some homemade soup! Brillo Man (that's my husband, if you haven't figured that out yet) is the King of Soup. It will fix whatever ails you!

I'm praying for you and look forward to hearing that you're felling well again!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Diane I wished I lived closer to you. I would make you some chicken soup.Take care of yourself sweetie.We aren't going anywhere.