It Wasn't Supposed to be Like This

blade bend“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…”  1 Timothy 1:15

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.  I was moving along, mulching up leaves in my back yard, just as I have every fall for the past upteen years.  Then, the same underground stump I’ve mowed over for all those years decided to raise its ugly head…and my mower caught it.  The engine sputtered and died, but not before gouging the ground with its bent blade.  So, not only did I bend the blade, but the ground around looked like it had been freshly plowed instead of mowed.  And that underground stump just sat there smiling at me.

So I pushed the broken, dead mower to the driveway and called the repairman.  Then the Fall ice storm of 2018 happened - right on my lawn mower that has never spent the night outside.  It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

After a few days, they came for my mower.  It’s been three days now and I’m still waiting.

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