Saturday, February 18, 2012

Blessing and Price

Three or four weeks ago I posted a little verse I had written entitled "137 Drops of Rain." It was a written expression of the prayer South Texas had been offering for some time. I now report that that prayer has been answered, at least for Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, the area in which we currently reside. We have had probably in excess of two inches of rainfall in the past week; and it is raining now as I write these lines. We are grateful for the rain. Thank you, Lord.


Nothing, though, is without drawbacks. Someone once said, God did not make any useless creatures, but the mosquito comes close. And the mosquitoes are out in full force! They, realizing that they probably have a very short span of time in which to procreate, are fiercely seeking whom they may devour. (Satanic reference intentional.) I am one of those blessed people for whose blood they lust.

Now I am still grateful for the rainfall, but two things. First, stop it already! and second, die, mosquitoes!

Curiously, we have spent four winters in this park, and this is the first time we have been plagued with the critters.

8 comments:

Grace said...

Bugs love me too!

Vee said...

That looks like one Texas-sized mosquito.

vanilla said...

Grace, my blessing is that the itchy-swelling thing is very short-lived.

Vee, I was told "we don't have mosquitoes in Texas; we catch sea gulls and paint 'em black."

Lin said...

Oh, gees, the price you have to pay for all that warm and sunshine! :( That's the part of summer and warm weather I do not miss.

vanilla said...

Lin, then about the time this was posted, a cold front moved through, dropping the temp to 70 and kicking up a 25-40 mph wind which seems to have blown all the insects away! Beautiful day today.

vanilla said...

Lin, then about the time this was posted, a cold front moved through, dropping the temp to 70 and kicking up a 25-40 mph wind which seems to have blown all the insects away! Beautiful day today.

Sharkbytes said...

Philosophic question- would Jesus kill a mosquito?

vanilla said...

Sharkbytes, I have told you before that you ask really hard questions!
Perhaps he'd create a little breeze to blow the critter away?