January 05, 2008

Letter From Grandma


Dear Granddaughter,
The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did, what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love of God, Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!' What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, grinning, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!
Will write again soon,
Love,
Grandma


* Maybe, there are still a few people like Grandma around somewhere--you know, with the kind of sweet innocence which, somehow, sees only the good in a situation, and is oblivious to the mean-spiritedness of those all around --but I hope that they aren't going around flashing that Hawaiian good luck sign too often! The next time someone gives it to us, maybe we should just think about the goodness of Grandma!

14 comments:

Yehudi01 said...

I laughed my butt off reading this! Oy! Good stuff, Jan!

Tanie said...

I'm always open to new cultures and expressions - maybe I'll try this here today when I go out shopping....

Happy 2008

sheoflittlebrain said...

Too funny Jan! E. and I are still laughing!!!

Jan said...

yehudi..thnks, yehudi, I'm glad it made you laugh! :)

Jan said...

tanie..I hope if you do, the recipients of your greeting will be nice! LOL

Thanks for dropping by..you're welcome, anytime! :)

Jan said...

She..it gives me great pleasure to know that I gave someone a good laugh!

Laughter is good for the soul! :)

rockync said...

I'm laughing myself silly! I have known one or two people like Grandma and I think they know darn well what's going on but choose to see only the silver lining. I love people like that!
BTW, "There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach."
I think this was probably Guyk, LOL!

Jan said...

"There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach."
I think this was probably Guyk, LOL!"

rockync...funny you should say that, 'cause I thought the same thing! LOL

Ah, but our guyk wouldn't do that...would he? :)

GUYK said...

Yeah that was me..and it was in St Petersburg..but that old lady didn't tell the whole story..at the next light there was a semi truck behind her and he blew that air horn because he loved Jesus so much and that loud horn scared the old lady so bad she crapped her pants and messed up her car seat..

rockync said...

BAWAWAHAHAHA!

Jan said...

rockync, I don't have to ask you what you're laughing about, do I?

Leave it to our friend, guyk, to embellish things a bit! :)

The Frank Family said...

I always have a great time at your blog Jan! Keep it up! This was certainly good for the soul because the laughter almost dropped us on the floor.

Jan said...

Frank Family..you know your visits are always welcome! :)

rockync said...

Jan, he does have a way with words... ;)