Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Sneezing Angel

You all have been marvelously and wonderfully gracious to post in the guest book and sign up to become official Smithellaneous Followers. As this blog finishes out its first weekend of existence, I want to thank you all for the lovely welcome to Blogger-ville!

NOTE: I'm within ten guest book postings of getting to my goal of 100 postings for the first weekend of the blog. Are there ten of you out there who might be willing to sign in? It would make me ever so happy and I would even send each of the ten signers a thousand dollars. (Or not.)

Steve has spent the past four days performing in a Passion Play at Whitley Church , the church we're attending. (Whitley's pastor, Ferrell Hardison, is a wonderful guy who we've been friends with for over twenty years.) The performances were packed and the church staff estimates the play was seen by around 3200 people in four performances.

At the beginning of the play, Steve had an off stage speaking part as the angel who stopped Abraham from sacrificing Isaac. At just the right moment, when Abraham was drawing his knife, Steve commanded authoritatively into the microphone, "Abraham! Abraham! Do not harm the child in any way!"

Well, yesterday, Steve had the worst attack of allergies ever and spent the whole day blowing his nose and sneezing like a rhinoceros . (Actually, I'm not sure if rhinoceroses do a lot of sneezing but it's just a greatly intriguing mental picture. I'm intrigued by some very strange things, I realize.)

At any rate, I was not having good feelings about all the sneezing stuff because I just didn't think that a sneezing angel would benefit the drama in any positive way. Can you imagine an angel proclaiming ponderously, "Abraham! Abra-ACHOO?"

Not good.

So Steve went trundling out to the store and got some heavy duty allergy meds which certainly slowed down the sneezing but also made him very laid-back. I guess in the end he turned out to be The Non-Sneezing But Extremely Mellow Angel which is no doubt better than being the Non- Mellow But Extremely Sneezing Angel! (Or whatever.)

In the last scene of the play, he did a great job of playing a cocky, contemptuous judge. I got a few pictures of him in that role and am now going to attempt--for the very first time in my very own personal history of the world--to post them here on Blogger. Wish me luck!

Today after the performance he morphed from cocky judge into the guy who comes home to carve the ham for Easter lunch! (Wait a minute. Do you carve ham or just turkey? Hmmm. I'm not sure.) Let's just say that he cut the ham up into slices. I certainly can't go wrong with that description!

Our family had a lovely Easter meal in the dining room (instead of the kitchen) using our nicer plates and silverware. Before eating, we joined hands to pray and Steve expressed his love for each of us in a very special and dear way. It was such a great blessing, on this beautiful Easter day, to be a part of a family that has created such a joyful circle of love.


34 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Anonymous said...

Wishing the entire Smith family a blessed Easter. Love the new blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky...Happy Easter to all the Smith gang!!
I love your new blog site.I really like the family pictures, especially little snowy.
Tell Steve I think he is very talented to be such an awesome play, especially with his sneezing issues.
Love to all,

Debbie said...

Happy Easter to the Smith family! God Bless all of you!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!

girlonwheels said...

Have a great sneeze free week

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter! Looking forward to reading the new blog. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hoping your Easter was awesome. This is my favorite day .. We are so blessed to be able to worship freely. May God continue to bless your family. Love the page.
Hugs from Iowa,

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog for sometime and enjoy your writing so much. I have never commented but wanted to say have a blessed Easter.
Teresa from Iowa

Gina said...

Blessings this Easter. What an appropriate season to start your new blog, the blog that will tell the story of your move and your new lives starting.

Love the title...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new blog. I mostly just lurk here, but really love your writing and stories!

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, I wanted to help you make your goal! Congrats on 100 comments.

Anonymous said...

What a glorious Easter! I love the new blog!

-Vicki in Atlanta

Unknown said...

I think I have it now! Thanks for the help, Becky! I LOVE the site and can't wait to read more Smith stories.
Betsie Still
Atlanta, GA

Anonymous said...

Have been following your blog on the other site for quite some type, and usually play the lurker type, but wouldn't want you to miss your goal on Easter weekend!


Randee said...

Just another wanna be 100er.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to the Smith family. Also, congratulations on the new blog, it looks great!

Megan from NJ (a daily Sarah Smith Spot reader)

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Smith Family! Congrats on the new blog. Great name!

Ann O.

Pam D said...

It would appear that moving to a new home has in no way altered your ability to paint a totally hilarious mental picture! Here's to OVER 100 comments on your first weekend as a blogger, and may your dreams be free of sneezing rhinos and overly mellow angels....

Anonymous said...

Hey becky, love the new blog. Very stylish. Hope you surpass your goal of 100. Happy Easter to the Smith family.

Nancybratt2 said...

Glad you had a wonderfull Easter Becky. Poor Steve!!! I love you guys

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo! Clear as mud, or not, I GOT it, so here's me, signing in! Thanks for "splaining." God bless and Happy Resurrection Day! Jenny (the Idaho Techno-Babe - NOT!).

Sue G said...

Um, sliced the ham, Becky. Just sliced the ham. Nothing fancy, no opportunity here to use your amazing gift of words. Sliced. The. Ham.

Okay, this leaves how many left to sign?? Come on, people. I'm running out of things to say!

Like that happens.

Susan said...

Love the blog! Happy Easter.

Holly said...

Happy to the Smiths!
Holly H

Anonymous said...

becky! you rock. love the new blog. i'm glad to hear that easter was a lovely day for the NC smith clan.

brooke, in logan, ut.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Welcome to Blogland. What a LOVELY blog Becky.

Happy Easter.

jbaj said...

I have been following you for a few years on Caringbridge and have looked forward with anticipation to your blog. Congrats on 100 posts!

Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy Easter!! God bless your whole family.


Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,
This blog is great and you did a terrific job! I have not had a chance to read all the parts but will enjoy doing so. I have to get use to this because I tried earlier and lost the comment. I tried to put a picture on friends and it kept telling me it would not accept it. Oh, well, I keep trying. Hope all had a Happy Easter. I have been in Atlanta for the past three days so just had a chance to get on tonight.
Love to all,
Ann in Roanoke Rapids

Young Creations said...

I love the new blog. Congrats. It looks great.

One Down, One to Go said...

Congratulations on the new blog!!

Hope you have all had a lovely and blessed Easter.


Vanessa said...

Happy Easter to your whole family.
So sad that I wasn't on yesterday to be one of the first blog signers. BTW great blog!

Christie said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, of course it is pretty much like you have been doing for years just a differnt format!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter~

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