One of the things I love most about my mom is that she can laugh at herself. And that has never been more true than on Sunday.
Last weekend was a busy weekend for Mom. She did flowers for the funeral of a beloved woman at church, Judy. Judy’s husband, long ago, asked Mom to make sure that Judy had tons of flowers at her funeral, “when the time comes.” Claude went before Judy and wanted to make sure Judy was cared for lavishly. So Mom got to fulfill that promise with beautiful flowers on Saturday–loads of them. And she hosted a shower on Sunday. So she was a bit preoccupied on Sunday morning at church–tired and just doing well to make it there.
She put on a very cute outfit–an elastic-waist skirt with a cute top that was long enough to just barely cover her butt. I think she also was wearing a scarf because she always does. Oh, and spanks–the kind that go higher than your waist. She says they were a little see-through.
During a song in which the whole church was standing, Mom heard Ann gasp behind her. Mom looked down and saw her skirt at her ankles. HER ANKLES. She quickly sat down and shimmied her skirt back on. And just cracked up. Ann’s husband said he didn’t see. And only a few ladies behind her admitted to seeing it. She just continued on like it didn’t happen.
Mom told our girls Bible study group last night and one girl could not believe that Mom did not actually die from the experience. Instead, when Mom was replaying the story, she laughed so hard her eyes disappearred (which is the sign of pure joy for all Waters Women).
I want to be more like that. Lose my skirt and just laugh.