I am so blessed by the kind of people I have in my family. You know the saying, "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose" ? Wait, that's not right... Oh yes, "You can pick your friends, but you can't pick family." That's it. Well, as I said, I have been very blessed by the kind of people who populate my family on my side and my husband's side. They are incredibly generous. I would even go so far as to say generous to a fault. My parents have never had a second thought about giving. A fair amount of the debt they have is because they would just give, give, give above and beyond what they actually could. I guess they just figured that any thing they had (and didn't have) was God's anyways, so they could just keep on giving and He would cover it. Kind of a beautiful attitude, isn't it? My husband's parents give to show love and concern. They are not huggy-kissy people like my parents. They rarely ever utter the phrase "I love you," unlike my parents who say it at every opportunity. But goodness can they give! I would have to say that my son would not be even partly as well dressed or even have half of the toys he does if it weren't for my in-laws. For them, every opportunity is a chance to embarass me with their extreme giving, although they don't see it that way. So, recently I have mentioned at random times that I am starting to have problems with my wrists. I'm studying to be a medical transcriptionist, and that requires a lot of typing. Sitting at our high kitchen table in our low dining room chairs, I have no option but to prop my wrists on the table while I'm typing, pinching the nerves. I should also mention that we live in a little trailer that is full enough that several areas are cause for some interesting navigating. Well, within a few days of hearing this, my father in-law brought over a beautiful and luxurious office chair, complete with adjustable height. Wow! Those do not come cheaply. So, one of the kitchen chairs was sent into the already crowded living room, the other two were shuffled about, and the new office chair was rolled in. It was lovely. Not quite high enough, but much better. Of course, being so large and luxurious, it's placement made it almost impossible to access the cupboards and countertop behind it, but it was lovely. Then, about 2 days later my brother in-law on my side showed up very unexpectedly. He brought me a new office chair, complete with adjustable height. How wonderful of him! Now, where do I put it? Well, it kind of hung out in limbo in the living room for a week or so, getting in the way and being very entertaining for my son. Fortunately, Paulie's high chair broke irrepairably, so the kitchen chair that had been sent into the living room could return to the kitchen for use, and the second office chair took that chair's place in the living room. Still, it was very close quarters. I had the brilliant idea of sending the more amazing chair to my husband's office for him to use. I didn't care that his dad had fixed the office chair he had there, that behemoth had to go! So, now I am sitting in the smaller chair, in the kitchen, typing this blog for your amusement. Is there such a thing as being overly generous? Oh yes. Thank God for family.
welcome back to the land of"bloggers wb lol. the chair that my wife"mrs vet" brought me as i sit and type these "wonderful toys( i mean blogs lol) needs to find its way to the "land of misfit chairs... be blessed and hope to see you again soon(i now eat chocolate chex mix hint hint...
Yes, thank God for family to whom we can give and receive.
Love the Random Blog feature! (just found your blog) -Being a man who finds humor in most everything (ask my wife!), I loved your outlook on your in-laws generosity. -Having faced this problem from both sides of the issue (tend to be a giver myself). So I do know what a blessing, and also how frustrating it can be at times!
You truly are doubly blessed to have great parents on both sides though, so a little frustration can be put up with! -I missed you too, so I am glad to see you back... and blogging!