there is a beast in my garage.
a great, big, shiny purple beast
his name is barney
barney is our 'new to us', beautiful, purple minivan
barney arrived today
PRAISE THE LORD for His provision
THANK YOU to the pennington's bible study group;
a couple from their group donated barney to us
the rest of the folks chipped in to get barney road ready for us
what a gift!
and yes, we really named him barney
after all, naming inanimate objects comes naturally to us
do you really have to ask?
there is only one thing in the world that is big, purple and brimming with love
it's almost a no brainer
have you figured it out yet?
we named him after barney the dinosaur. surely you know him. you know, that great big purple dinosaur who gushes with love and is famous for singing this song:
i love you
you love me
we're a happy family
with a great big hug
a kiss from me to you
won't you say you love me too.
see what i mean?
our barney, is just the same
he's a great big, huge, purple hug of love
what an amazing gift
the family of squirrels that had taken up residence in barney
are probably not feeling the love
apparently barney had been sitting dormant for awhile
possibly quite a long while...
long enough for a family of squirrels to build a nice, warm, cozy home under his hood
due to the high volume of nuts we found in it,
we think they probably had hoarding issues
serious hoarding issues
(of course, that's just speculation)
when i heard about the nest
i felt kinda bad
poor little guys
after all, we've ruined their home
pilfered their food supply
we pretty much kicked them to the curb
our gift is their demise
makes one pause a moment -
it's humbling to consider
it really, really is
barney's a gift of both love and sacrifice
and we are thankful and grateful and amazed
and the squirrels?
i'm not feeling so bad about them anymore
nope. no way
not since taylor noticed what was scratched into the front hood of barney:
it spells fart
we think the squirrels did it.
(of course, that's only speculation)