Smelly old shirt


Today Glennis, Kylee and I are driving down to Portland to watch Jessica play volleyball. Jessica is #7 in the nation for kills per game. At 5’6 she is the shortest outside hitter in the nation at a D1 school. Their school’s announcer calls her “jumping Jessica” Well Jessica’s team won the game, but on the way down I had been coughing up mucus and either spitting it on a towel in front of me on the floor or Glennis would suction my throat. As I leaned forward to spit, my seat belt began to work the top off of my feeding tube. I didn’t fully realize this until we arrived in Portland. I told Glennis to close it, but by then my shirt and pants were soaked in undigested stomach fluid. I began to freak out after hearing my wife say she forgot my vest, which would have covered most of me. I told her to pull over off an exit and buy me a shirt, but she said that we were already late for the game and pulling over would be crazy, she said we will find something in the car for me to use to cover me. I couldn’t argue she was driving. After we arrived at PSU she tried to clip a seat insert on the front of me, it looked like I had a chair glued to my pants. After another 10 minutes of trying to find a solution and me complaining we finally agreed to slip a blanket under my arm as my thumb was in my pocket to hold the blanket from falling. It looked almost normal and covered most of the problem, so it had to work. I walked in the gym behind Glennis as a shield and found a place in the corner to hide. After the game, Jessica gave me a new shirt that she had bought earlier that day. God had already provided a provision for me as I exchanged the old smelly shirt for a brand new one.

“Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.  Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”’ Zech 3:3-4

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