Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Antler Toothpicks

            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.

1 comment:

  1. Just goes to show that wild animals are dangerous. This story still makes me laugh and yet you always seem to pull a lesson from it. Glad God takes care of us everyday and in all situations.