Sorting Problems

by Kevin on October 15, 2015

There is something that every woman will understand, yet to a man, it is baffling.

There are just some things that are beyond comprehension to a man. Things like: The need for dish soap in a glass that only held water, putting the seat up requires the same expelled energy as putting it down, and last but certainly not least, the exact purpose of fabric softener.

My baffling moment came when my wife wanted the back door moved…to the left…thirty inches.

But what my wife wants, she generally gets…because I love that gal.

Now the biggest problem came when we moved the door, the Mount Rushmore sized concrete porch and steps was not willing to make the transition to the left. So now when you walked out of the back door, the porch was only under your right foot…it no longer cared about your left.

When I moved the door, in my utter patience, I might have broken the back porch light. I knew there would be casualties…but it wouldn’t be the only one.

It gets pretty dark out at the ranch at night, especially with no back porch light over a surly porch that is now only doing half of its job.

Several nights later, I was walking into the kitchen when I heard my wife holler at me that she needs help. Like any good husband, I believe in my wife’s ability to handle any situation, so I acted like I didn’t hear her.

Not really…just joking.

I opened the door, and although I couldn’t see her, her beautiful voice sang a siren song as it asked me to come help her. In the rapture of my love for her, I bounded out into the darkness with my right foot, and my left foot found nothing but air to stand on.

If you’ve never fell off a concrete porch, let me tell you, it punches and kicks you all the way down.

When I hit the ground, I had two choices: get mad or laugh.

I did neither.

I just got up and evaded the well-meaning questions of my wife and helped her.

The next day, I sorted cattle during fall works. The previous couple of days were hard to say the least…the porch just adding insult to injury.

As I sorted, I realized that hard times are just an opportunity to sort out the problems in life.

And to build a new deck!

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-5 NLT

Kevin Weatherby, Save the Cowboy
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