Dec 14, 2007

An Early Christmas Present

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, 'My dear child, why are you crying?' The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.



'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked The seamstress replied, 'No.'
The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.



'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, 'No.'
The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.



'Is this your thimble ?' the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, 'Yes.' The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, 'Why are you crying?' 'Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!'



The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. 'Is this your husband?' the Lord asked.



'Yes,' cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. 'You lied! That is an untruth!' The seamstress replied, 'Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.



Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to George Clooney.'

And so the Lord let her keep him.

72 comments:

kim-d said...

The Lord Is Good :).

Oh Heidi, you truly are a girl after my own heart! Such nice pictures for this Sunday morning. Thank you, my friend...hehehe.

Lainey-Paney said...

You are soooo funny!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Truly a funny story....

I'm really glad you shared it!

Hallie

Julie Pippert said...

Heidi, I am ROFLOL! You are awesome, this story is awesome. I love it. BWAHAHAHAHA!!

And eye-candy to boot.

I know what mama wants for Christmas, LOL.

Julie
Using My Words

jen said...

God Bless Us Every One.

Just like he blessed those abs.

Chantal said...

LOL

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Oh, so funny.

Maddy said...

What a joker you are!
Cheers

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Misty said...

Heidi, you are too much. :) Love the giggle for a lazy Sunday morning.

BirdieRoark said...

That's good. So that's all I have to do to get Mr Clooney - throw my spouse in the river. Consider it done. :)

Kellan said...

This is not at all the way my prayers turn out! This was very funny and such a nice little story! I love those pictures, BTW - have a good Sunday. Kellan

Kyla said...

Very, very funny. And the photos were spectacular.

Suzanne said...

The photos made my entire day! Thanks!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Cute little fable - I think she may have pushed him in...

;)

hokgardner said...

Thank you, thank you, than you. I needed that laugh!

Beck said...

There were words on this post now?

Maddy said...

Tagged you!
Cheers

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I'd be completely satisfied with either George or Brad.

Sue said...

Ha! That's my kind of parable...

Badness Jones said...

Heh! I'd keep him too!

Rima said...

What a smart cookie! You gotta love the downtrodden seamstress jokes.

gmcountrymama said...

That is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.

chichimama said...

Tee hee hee! I love it!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Dear LORD....this post makes me want to take Mr. Mayhem to the RIVER! (hee-hee)

OH...and those pictures....MEOW! :)

Alpha DogMa said...

So funny.

WorksForMom said...

Hilarious! I'm sorry, did you actually post words? All I saw was George.

Kristen said...

Oh my! So flippin' hilarious!
I just watched Ocean's 12 and 13 this week, and don't I with this story was true:)

Kelly Malloy said...

I love that one!

Mrs. G. said...

Bless me father for I have sinned...I am in love with GC. This post took me on a roller coaster ride of LOVE.

And by the by, I entered your name in the book hat. I have shipped all over this planet. I feel exotic when I ship international.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh my!!!! Thank you for the morning laugh!

Ginaagain said...

What a great story.. that's one smart lady.

You've been tagged for a Christmas Hoopla!

hellomelissa said...

may i please have a george clooney, too?

thirtysomething said...

HA! THAT was funny!

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I cant stop laughing! that is priceless. I could take all three. even if they just sat in my kitchen drinking coffee all day.

Professor J said...

That is funny. I agree with The Lady who doesn't lunch: she pushed him in!

kim-d said...

Heidi~

Yeah, I love it, too :)! Thanks for your comment...really. I just know that you "get" how special it all truly was. That means a lot to me, and I always look forward to your comments. Besides, I needed an excuse to come back here and look at the pix again...hehehe!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Amen, sistah. It is so true, it doesn't matter how good looking the man is you still have to take care of him.

Cyn said...

Swwwwooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnn.

Aliki2006 said...

Boy, that picture of George sure does make my heart race...

Too funny, Heidi! Thanks for the laugh!

LaDonnaMobile said...

Okay, this is hysterical! I'm forwarding your link to all of my girlfriends!

LoriD said...

What an unexpected, yet hilarious, ending!

Lisa@Take90West said...

Love it! But I would've hung in there for Brad Pitt!

Next time we are strolling by a river, my unsuspecting hubs is goin' in!

odd facts said...

ha ha ha ha ha. Love it!

another good thing said...

Gee,that's not the way I remember that story.
But that's the way I'll tell from now on!
Thanks for the *pant-pant* photos.

Kathryn said...

Heh, heh, heh!
That was a great laugh. Thank you, I needed that.

The Hotfessional said...

ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. breath. ahahahahahahahahahah.

Priceless.

Liesl said...

OK, I think I hurt myself laughing!!!

Oh, The Joys said...

To which I can only say, Good Lord!

Holly & Scolly said...

Thanks for making me laugh! I really enjoy reading your blog.

Jen M. said...

AMEN!!! This was fabulous!

carrie said...

I'm thinking I need to go push my husband into a river now . . .

Cathy said...

God is great AND good!

(thanks for the lovely pics!)

shay said...

Ha ha ha ha. I am lmao.
Thanks so much for the giggle!

Jennifer said...

This was the perfect way to start my morning. Love it! HA!

Melanie said...

Ha! See, at the beginning I thought this might be an inspirational Christmas story, what with the thimbles and the seamstress and The Lord and all. But, no.

Also, I need to find this river. Norway, right?

Who She She said...

Brilliant!

MadMad said...

Hahahahaha! Good story. Now where can I find a river around here...

SoccerMomofTwo said...

Oh my! Im so behind in reading but had to comment on that! TOO FUNNY

painted maypole said...

hmmmm...

"honey? would you like to go for a walk down by the river?"

;)

familymclean said...

I love it!!!!

Lisa said...

That is SO CUTE. I love that!

You rock girlie.

kim-d said...

Okay, Heidi, is it wrong that I drop by EVERY day and am NOT completely crushed that there isn't a new post...HAHAHA! I just...ummm, George...ya know? (She says, with the dim-witted, googly-eyed grin on her face).

And I truly am missing you a bit :)!!!

ewe are here said...

hahahahahahahaha

And yet, I think I would have tried to find a way to keep all three.
;-)

Kellan said...

Hey Heidi - just came by to say Hi - hope all is well. See you soon. Kellan

Jenn said...

Wouldn't you know it?

My first and second "free infidelity passes".

Kellan said...

Hey - where are you? Hope everything is okay - come by and let me know that you are okay. Are you out of town and I missed the memo? See you soon, I hope. Kellan

kim-d said...

Yeah, Heidi--the same for me as what Kellan said. I know it's a crazy-busy time, so hoping that's all there is to it! Or that you ARE out of town, having some sort of a great time that the rest of us are NOT having :). Either way, I miss you!

Stomper Girl said...

Ah, thankyou Heidi for giving me that lovely photo of George Clooney, barenaked and glistening wet. Such a thoughtful Christmas present to me...

Candy said...

So that's all it takes eh? A little visitation with the Lord and some weepy story.

I can do that. George is mine! Mine I tell ya!

Karen MEG said...

And here I was thinking you weren't crafty... a seamstress at heart. I would probably lie for George too LOL!

Kristen said...

I just wanted to make sure I dropped in and wished you a very Merry Christmas before I take off tomorrow, take care!

Gina said...

Thank you for the laugh! That was great!