Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons

Is that me or a woodpecker?

My husband, Alan, uses a CPAP machine at night, due to his sleep apnea. He has used the machine for years. The constant humming of the machine helps relax me and helps me get into a peaceful sleep. More importantly, the machine helps him sleep more peacefully and breathe much better at night.
Recently, during the  night, I woke myself up snoring. How embarrassing!! Even after 37 years of marriage, I still get embarrassed about things like snoring and the like. 🙂 My sweet husband says he never hears me snoring. I know better, but, isn’t he sweet to say he never hears me snore? I love that man.
The other morning, Alan left for work and I snuggled back under the covers for a little more slumber. As I lay there breathing in and out, trying to get back to sleep, with each breath, I could hear a sound like a “tap, tap, tap, ” in rapid succession. The sound seemed to happen with each of my breaths.” Oh, no. Am I getting another sinus infection? Am I snoring even when I am awake?” These questions kept racing through my mind, as I wondered how to make the sound stop. I changed positions on the bed and adjusted the covers. I kept telling myself that this really didn’t make any sense. I felt fine.
Then…. the truth. I held my breath for just a few seconds and still heard the sound. OKAY!! It wasn’t me after all. I threw back the covers, got out of bed and went to the window. Looking into the forest behind us, I saw the culprit. A beautiful woodpecker!!!!! I had to laugh out loud and I can imagine that God was laughing right along with me.
I am constantly amazed at how God shows us His love and His creations. That sweet little woodpecker and his “tap, tap, tap” started my day with giggles. Thank you to God for giving me laughter and the ability to laugh at myself.
Have you enjoyed any “laugh out loud” moments from God lately? Think about your day. I bet there are times when God wanted you to pause and laugh, and enjoy His creations. Even a woodpecker can bring His message.
Blessings and Happy Easter!

  • Joyce - Heartwings
    Posted at 16:08h, 24 March Reply

    Mimi, thanks for bringing me a smile again this morning. For some reason, I simply cannot picture you snoring – perhaps that is just your imagination. God bless you and your little woodpecker.
    So this morning, before starting the wash, I took the time to very carefully hunt for any paper products in pockets. I found two and quickly removed them thinking it was so wonderful I had taken the time to check everything….well almost, there was one small buttoned pocket on the back of one of his pairs of shorts that I assumed was ok.
    When I opened the washer to transfer things to the dryer – it was quite a mess – small bits of wet paper all over everything. Could all of that come from that buttoned pocket? Next time, I promised myself, I will be more careful. What can one do but laugh – I find myself laughing a lot. j

    • Melissa
      Posted at 16:19h, 24 March Reply

      Joyce, thank you for commenting. You made me laugh today. I can just imagine finding the wet paper all over everything. I have done that many times. hahaha!

  • MargaretKazblog
    Posted at 16:28h, 24 March Reply

    Lovely post Mimi. I used to use a cpap machine but when asleep I would wake up thinking I was being starved of oxygen by my mask. Of course it does not use oxygen but the fact of having something over my face seemed to cause me distress. I was not able to use the nose cover as I am a mouth breather. Consequently now each morning my husband and I compete with each other as to who is winner of the nights snoring competition! I usually think it is him and he me. It makes us laugh and lets face it, if we are snoring we are still alive!

  • Sharon O
    Posted at 17:01h, 24 March Reply

    that was cute, a wood pecker. my husband uses a machine too and sometimes it wakes me up with the whooshing of the air but way better than snoring. It does help him sleep and most of the time I don’t hear it.

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