Friday, July 11, 2008

I'd like to be a Bear

Well it is multi-layer, curl up in warm blankets with hot chocolate cold in Johannesburg today and these arctic temps are forecast to stay. Tomorrow Skyler and I head out of town with our mission team here and will remain away for a week. Unfortunately where we are heading it is long underwear, hats and gloves, carry a hot water bottle with you cold (aka colder). Did I mention I hate being cold...really hate it?

Our destination is pretty remote so internet access is unlikely. Thus I leave you with this special post in honor of the frosty weather and my attempt to grin and bear it!

If I were an animal these are the reasons why I would be a bear....

As a bear, you get to hibernate. You are robed in a massive coat of fur and do nothing but sleep through winter. Skip the cold, I could deal with that!

Prior to hibernating, a bear is supposed to eat themselves stupid. I could deal with that too!

As a female bear, you birth your children (which are the size of walnuts) while your sleeping and wake to partially grown cuddly cubs. Again I could deal with that!

As a momma bear everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs and if your cubs get out of line you swat them too. Another attribute I could deal with.

If you are a bear your mate expects you to wake up growling. He expects you to have hairy legs and excess body fat.

And did I mention you get to hibernate through winter?

Yup, I'd definitely be a bear!


Lynda said...

That's really cute!! I like the idea of all those things!!

Have a great trip.

I just found your site. You are just gorgeous and you have a beautiful family.

I don't know if you remember me from TM (Lynda Barazsu)

Penless Thoughts said...

This was so cute and very informative :p) Praying for you guys.

Karenkool said...

Hahahaha I AM A BEAR!

gaylafriend said...

yeah, i could totally dig the bear thing too! stay warm! least try...

Jane-Jane said...

Michelle, it's been awhile since I have visited. We are very busy in our home these past sever months, so my blog time has been reduced.

I need help...

DISRUPTED adoption of a 12 year old boy from Guatemala....he needs his forever family.

please either post or link to my post for this child of God.

thanks for your prayers and help.

I firmly believe that God has a forever home for ever child around the globe. Please join me in finding this boy's home.

Tamara B. said...

Hey, what a great idea! I want to be a bear, too. :0)

Sohailah said...

How do you know all of that about bears? It DOES sound good. Maybe I'll switch and become a bear.

Heidi Jo said...

you had me at the excess body fat and hairy legs. i'm there in that den with ya, babe.

Lisa H said...

You crack me up!

But now that you mention it, I'd like to be a bear too. :)