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

"Did you call the number….?"

Imagine the panic I felt realizing that my debit card was lost. I had made a purchase the night before and was sure I had placed the card back into my wallet. After searching my wallet, emptying my purse onto the bed and finding all sorts of “stuff”, but not my debit card, I raced around the house with lightning speed. Well… it felt like lightning speed to me.
Everything was in a blur. I don’t like to lose anything and this was an important item. Checking the clothes hamper, the pockets of the pants I wore the previous day, the desk, the dining room table, the floor, even checking places where I knew the card could never be, like inside a book, I finally took a deep breath and called my dear sweet husband at work.
“Alan, I can’t find my debit card anywhere. What will I do? Should I call and cancel the card? Do you remember where I left it? Do you know where it is?” I spoke so fast that he couldn’t get a word into the conversation.
Finally, after my fast, worried talking, I paused. Very calmly and quietly, Alan was able to speak to me.
“Dear, did you call the number on the back of the card? Wherever the card is, it will beep.” I was amazed at his calm in this situation.
In my state of panic, I did not realize that his question made no sense at all.
“Oh, can you really do that? I didn’t know about that.” I answered and was really impressed. For just a moment, a brief moment, I thought “Wow, that chip thing in the card is really cool. It does a lot.”
Then, with a flash of clarity, I realized Alan was kidding me and trying to make me laugh.
He began to chuckle and then, I began to laugh, too. Silly me. How could I call a number on the back of a card that I didn’t have? The card was still lost.
This is what happens when fear and panic set in and take over my thoughts. There was no need for panic. All I needed to do was stop and pray. Guess what? I found the debit card in the washing machine in the pocket of the pants I had worn the previous day. The card was washed and yes, it still works. Good thing it did not get placed in the dryer.
Whenever you are having a moment of worry, stop and pray. God is listening and sometimes, God even sends you giggles to help you become calm again.
I thank God for my silly husband. And…. yes, sometimes, I am just that gullible that I would believe I could call the number on the back of my debit card and it would beep.
Silly Mimi.
Have a blessed week,

  • Carole Brown
    Posted at 23:03h, 04 October Reply

    Oh, Mimi, that was a priceless post. And I can just see myself doing the same, and believing it true when my hubby is teasing me. Thanks!

  • margaretwelwood
    Posted at 23:32h, 04 October Reply

    I like to photocopy our cards front and back so that we have the numbers to call–just in case Alan’s method doesn’t work for us 🙂

  • Debbie
    Posted at 00:14h, 05 October Reply

    Copy down the number so you can call it the next time. LOL.

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 11:01h, 05 October Reply

    That’s such a terrible feeling…panic. I did the very same thing after pumping gas one day, I slipped the card into my pocket and completely forgot about it. I’m happy it turned up!

  • Margaret Kazmierczak
    Posted at 17:47h, 06 October Reply

    Oh how many times has that happened….? In our house it is most of the time that someone loses something. My first instinct is to ask God to “reveal” where the object/item is. God has not let me down so far. The only time I have not found the missing thing is when it is not in the house! So glad you found your card.

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