Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Mississippi Blessing

Note: If you are not a resident of Mississippi or never have lived in the hot, humid South, you may not understand the weight of this blessing!

Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
please keep it cool in mid-July.
Bless the walls where termites dine,
while ants and roaches march in time.
Bless our yard where spiders pass
fire ant castles in the grass.
Bless the garage, a home to please
carpenter beetles, ticks, and fleas.
Bless the love bugs, two by two,
the gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you.
Millions of creatures that fly and crawl,
In Mississippi, Lord, you've put them all!
But this is home, and here we'll stay,
So thank you Lord, for insect spray.

I saw this in Tombigbee Country Magazine, August 2009 edition

9 comments:

BECKY said...

Hi Gal!! We have all of those critters plus more down here in FL!! And the heat as well!! We keep most of them at bay, but occasionally wind up with a spider or mosquitos!!

I worked out in the yard all morning and am so beat!!
Hope you have a lovely restful Sunday full of God's love and praise to His Holy Name!!

Love ya,
Becky

Megan said...

That is great!

Roan said...

That is too funny!
I hope to see you at practice on Tuesday! :)

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Love this! They hit the nail right on the head with this "blessing"! ha We've been having trouble with those big red wasps and a few hornets this year. Lots of spiders too.

Hope you have a great Lord's Day today.

Marilyn....in Mississippi

Heather said...

That's funny! I miss you! We have had a ton of these crunchy little millipede bugs this year!

Rose said...

Thank the Lord for Manitoba!

Kathey, David, and Josh said...

If it wasn't for the music of the circada's at night it would be just be to quite to go to sleep. Have a blessed day.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

When hubby was on active duty down in Atlanta the kids and I were up here in PA. We would all be together during the summer. And while I loved Atlanta, it sure was hot. Not as hot as it must be in Mississippi, but I can relate to the roaches that were so huge! Great poem!

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

So funny... not as many up in the great, white north:)