Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Don't Feed the Fish

We had company over for dinner last night. It was a couple that we recently found out lived in the same city as us - and we were so excited to get to visit with them! The lady had been in the youth group where Chris was youth pastor when we first were married. And we got the pleasure to meet her excellent choice of a husband! Of course, before the honored guests arrived, I went through the list of good behavior and manners with Jacob, Savannah, and Elijah. Apparently, I will have to add another rule to the list. We were sitting down at the table eating plates of spaghetti. Chris asked them how they met. Her husband got very smiley and began sharing the precious details of their first moments. Suddenly, the lady started to giggle and point behind my shoulder. I turned around to see, at the "kids" table, Savannah standing on the bench throwing bits of bread to the Elijah "fish" flopping on the floor. He was gobbling the bread along with bits of fuzz from the carpet with just his mouth! I've always said that I was going to make a list of things that I never thought I would have to tell my children, and I think I will start today... No feeding the fish!
"Let brotherly love continue. Don't neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it (Hebrews 13:1-2)."

4 comments:

REV. CHRIS HILLIARD said...

Was Eli a salt or fresh water fish?

Courtney said...

We have to give them credit for creativity and just remember... Memories... at least we'll all have memories when it's said and done. :) That's my philosophy.

Amy said...

that is So cute!

Elisarose said...

Eli is a mischief-fish! I love that little guy...