Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I killed a turtle today...



Something tragic happened this morning. Janis, friend and fellow pastor's wife, came over to give me a few hours out to myself. (not the tragic part) I had some errands to run and then I packed up some books to begin a study on Heaven. So as I back out of my driveway, keep in mind to study heaven, I run over my neighbor's turtle and crush it to death. Apparently their gate was left open and the turtle got out. I could make excuses like, "It was moving to slow!" or "Who watches out for turtles as they back up, really?" but truthfuly I feel bad and it'll take awhile to get the sound of me running it over out of my head. It was an honest mistake... never-mind the fact that my neighbor was at my house a few nights ago warning me about their scorpion problem and how her husband wants to get rid of the turtle so the bug man can spray stronger stuff and now I just made that possible.

So, I don't know what one does when they kill a turtle or any animal. This was a first for me. My neighbor wasn't home, actually none of the neighbors were home. I called Chris and he tried calling their cell phone but no one answered. Thankfully an intern from the church came over and removed the evidence for me. I didn't want them to come home with there five year old daughter in the car and her see their beloved turtle laying flat in the street! So, now it's in my backyard, in a shoebox, just in case they want to do a service.

Oh and no it's not in the interns job description to come and clean up Pastor's wives messes... Ryan did it out of the kindness of his heart. Thx Ryan!

3 comments:

Becca said...

oh Tara! what a unique adventure in your day! and I love the illustration you created to go with this post. :-)

Tara said...

yes indeed!

thx I created the re-enactment using Trevor & Taylor's toys...

Brandy said...

I love the drama you built around your story - and the toy re-enactment is one of the funniest things I have seen in a while. I am sure everything will be fine - it's God's will, right??