How many of you are thinking, “I thought toothpicks were made of wood?” Or how about, “Are they sold at Bass Pro? I want some.” I did have a pair of antler toothpicks courtesy of my husband Tim and he didn’t get them at Bass Pro.
Tim does taxidermy and one day he was mounting a buck. He asked me to come out to his shop and hold the deer down while he bolted it on to the plaque. Being the sweet and wonderful wife that I am (LOL) I be-bopped out to help him. Before we go any further, I have to let it be known that Tim was used to working by himself. Anyway, I was holding the deer steady at the top of the head. Apparently the deer wasn’t lying on the plaque the way Tim wanted it to and he gave the deer a big shove.
“The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;” Psalm 121:7 (NIV)
The buck’s antlers went in my mouth-under my top lip and above my teeth! And I didn’t get a scratch. I got to thinking about all the possible injuries I could have sustained from that. Some of them could have been severe. God so had his hand on me. How else could I have walked away from that completely uninjured? Needless to say, Tim has never asked me to help again.