Sharing Life

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pride and or the lack thereof

It was one of those Sundays. You know. You go to Church, do your customary things, sit where you always sit (unless you're running late and there are visitors and they don't know your spot). One of those days.

My Dove and I get to Church. He sits on 'our' pew. I'm in the library for those who come early to get copies, pictures, chalk & eraser (those who prepare well ahead of time). Five minutes before the meeting begins, I go to the chapel. I ALWAYS get the outside/aisle seat since I leave at the beginning of the closing song. Gives me a minute to unlock the library, make sure the copier is warmed up and ready to go, etc. I come in to sit down and WHAT???!!! Dove stands up and let's me in-he thinks he needs the outside seat this week? So I state, "Giving the opening prayer, eh?" He, "How'd you guess?!"

We have about two minutes before the meeting begins and in walks our grandson-old enough to pass the Sacrament-just a little on the autism spectrum and he is upset with himself because he forgot his tie.

All of a sudden Dove is up and on his knees removing his tie and putting it on his grandson. Who then marches up to sit with the Deacons. After the opening song, Dove goes up to the pulpit to offer the opening prayer/invocation, tie-less. Blatantly big white shirt sans tie.

Is it pride that says you shouldn't do that? Was it pride for the ASD person to refuse to help pass the Sacrament without a tie?

I guess it doesn't matter what any of us thinks. I suspect that it was the right thing for our grandson to do (allow grandpa to let him use his tie) and I suspect it was the right thing for Dove to do-let his tie be used even though that meant he wouldn't be wearing one when he was offering the prayer.

Lightning did not strike the building so I guess it was okay with God. I doubt lightening would have struck the building if Dove hadn't shared his tie.

I was proud of my grandson for respecting the standards of the Church for Deacons passing the Holy Sacrament. I was proud of my Dove for the sacrifice he made. Wait... Why is it again men refer to their ties as nooses?

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Adventures of Dove Step the Sheep-Chapter 9

Dove awoke with a start! He looked for Mimi but she was no where to be seen. Then he noticed his tail was long again. Then he heard someone shouting, "Dove, Dove, Dove!" Then he woke again and saw Mimi. She was whispering, "Dove, wake up."

"What?" said Dove.

"Shhhh, you passed out after the stink bug squirted you and in all your prancing around you landed under a beehive. Be quiet!" said Mimi.

Things couldn't have felt more bleak to Dove. He had to make sure he was only hallucinating about being in a jungle where so many sheep were swallowed whole by an anaconda. And now he was under a beehive?!

Things couldn't get worse. Then they did.
There in his view was the biggest spider he had ever seen. Oh! Ewwww! Please let me wake up and be far, far away from this place. The wind was blowing but the spider merely bounced in the security of its very sturdy web.

That was it. Dove couldn't take any more. He jumped up and ran pell-mell straight for the lake!

There he met up with two young men who simply adored sheep.

He knew he would be safe and secure in their care forever and a day. He hoped that they would find another sheep to help keep him company-because sheep need flocks!
He begged them to take him home with them and keep him safe. Dove Step was certain he would enjoy sharing the boyhood adventures of camping and treasure hunts and tasting new flowers along the way. There may even be treasure hunts to add excitement to the path of life.

He hoped they would keep him safe from all the treacherous wild animals in a sheep's life. Like....
Until next year Dove Step, keep your hooves on solid ground, your jaws chawing on sweet green grasses and take care of your special treasure-those two young men!

The Adventures of Dove Step the Sheep-Chapter 8

Dove was walking with his herd at the beach. He had finally got the burrs out of his coat and planted them carefully.

Then he noticed a sand structure.
Dove walked closer only to see a little black bug walk out.

He leaned to sniff at it and got squirted. It smelled horrible!
Illustrated by D. Oscarson

Dove started running around trying to get the juice off. Then he jumped into the water. Two days later the farmer drove them to a nearby jungle. Then Mimi said, "We aren't supposed to be here."

"Where are we?
 asked Dove.

"We are in a jungle. My uncle's, dad's, grandmother's, and Aunt's, Nephew's wife died in this very jungle." replied Mimi.

"How?" asked Dove.

"A snake called an anaconda ate her. My great-grandmother said it was a very sad!"

You have 'bean' here


Time waits for no one and catches you up all too quickly.

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Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.