Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Laughter is a good medicine!

Mom's Gift

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother.

The first said, "I built a big house for our mother."

The second said, "I sent her a Mercedes with a driver."

The third smiled and said, "I've got you, both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can't see very well. I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."

Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks to her sons.

"Milton," she wrote the first son, "The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."

"Marvin," she wrote to another, "I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!"

"Dearest Melvin," she wrote to her third son, "You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. That chicken was delicious!"

Found at Sunshine for Women at

I thought you Reformers could use a little laugh. Keep pressing in, and remember He doesn't care if you feel weak. He came to be your Saviour.

PS- I hope my kids build me a big house, with a pool and a hot tub!


Jen said...


I'll take the house and the mercedes...Bless my kids LORD!!!!

Amy said...

HA! HA!!

I'm not so big on the mercedes...wouldn't mind the house...Would LOVE the chicken right now!! lol!!

Holly said...

hahahaha!!! Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Mmm i love chicken!Especially the really expensive kind !lol!

Anonymous said...

I love a good joke...reminds me of my Dad who always had one for every situation. Hey,in the meantime ,you can hang out at my pool!Can't wait for lots of sunshine!love Brenda

Anonymous said...

Brenda!! I'll be there as much as you'll have me!! I LOVE pools!! Maybe I can bring Lindsay one time too, she is hilarious in the pool.