Today’s Word Is, Maturity

My mother had been saying for days that she would be glad when my brother would find a moment to clean out the chimney and stove pipe. The temperatures are cooling down and she knew they were going to be needing it soon. He made it today.

I walked down after I saw him drive down the road. He had already cleaned the stove and stove pipe, but they were unable to find the brush to clear the chimney. The search, was on. We looked, several times, at where it was supposed to be, only for it not to be there. I called my son to ask where he had put it the last time he used it, and that was the place we had been looking. I then went down to my nephew’s to see if they had any idea. My great nephew went and got the one at his grandmother’s but that wasn’t the one we were looking for. My brother and I walked up here to my house and we looked everywhere that it might could have been, but wasn’t. Back down at mom and dad’s we prepared to search again when dad thought he had found where it had fallen. After moving things out of the way, my brother pulled the brush and rod up from where it had been hidden. After going for the ladder, he made his way up onto the roof. Dad and I watched safely from the ground while he worked. Because the chimney was not badly gummed up it only took a few moments and he was making his way back down from the roof.

When he moved to return the ladder to its place he noticed a very wet place on the ground. That is when dad told him about a possible leak in a pipe that is no longer needed. It had once been used to get water to dogs he was raising but hasn’t had in many years. Before my brother could locate the leak, he had a call and had to leave. He left and I prepared to return home when mom and dad both had something they needed me to do for them. Finally returning home, I tried to decide what I wanted to do. Do the laundry and go for groceries. Since food choices were limited, I decided to go for groceries. On a Saturday. I hope I’m smart enough not to get into the habit of doing that.

On my way there, I pulled up to an intersection where i could have turned right on red, if I could have seen. There was a big Dodge Ram in the lane beside me making it impossible to see any oncoming traffic. The car behind me was impatient and was blowing the horn, but they simply had to wait. I wasn’t about to try and pullout not knowing if the way was clear or not. Then once out on the road all I could think was that the interstate must have been stopped again as there was a lot of traffic backed up. I did finally make it to the big box store and managed to get a close parking spot.

The good thing is I did manage to find everything I needed, for once. The bad thing is that I found everything I needed. At this rate I’m going to have to find a way to bring in some extra cash because that was outrageously expensive. And there is just me, my son, and the critters. I feel badly for those with larger families.

Back home and with everything put away all I wanted to do was sit down and decompress. Then I remembered the race was on. My favorite driver not only won, he did something that hadn’t been done since 1983. Win four in a row. Its amazing how much he has grown and matured this year. I think he will do well in the time to come.

I think that is the thing we all need to learn, maturity. The insanity in the store could have caused me to lose patience. The car behind me with the horn the same. Mom and dad stopping me for just one more thing, could have been annoying, but it does feel good to be needed and to be able to answer those needs. Now to just figure out a way to cut the cost on those groceries.

Do waiting on the next meal
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About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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8 Responses to Today’s Word Is, Maturity

  1. John says:

    I believe that many people need to be more mature today. It’s human nature to be needed. ☺️❤️🙏🏻

    • It is. We were created to need and seek God, but also given free will. It is the free will that has so many seeking the wrong things.
      I do somewhat fear that along with common sense, maturity is an endangered species.

      • John says:

        Today’s young are less educated on many things thanks to the publiK Skewl Sistem… But they sure know how to party and have girl on girl, guy on guy sex. Sickening. No wonder America is sliding down the toilet.

  2. the6parkers says:

    I feel you on those grocery bills! I have four teenagers, there is never enough food, ha.

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