Josh j Smith

June 13, 2006, 11:27 pm
Filed under: theology

166743873 259854795CWell the remorse of our dead fish did not last long. It happened on the arrival of Gina and I’s first wedding anniversary. So 365 days has passed since my wife and I became one. Here are some of my favorite memories and observations from the year.
– the honeymoon
– walking around on our honeymoon in snow flurries with only summer clothes
– saturday afternoons in the park reading chronicles of narnia
– Like PJ and his wife, Gina will always have to eat/drink whatever I am eating/drinking next to her
– the first year of marriage is fun!
– for us, God does not call one person and the other one has to follow, he calls both of us as one person.
– my favorite memory is us being sad together
– most traumatic memory is when we got in a car accident on the highway.
– I dont have it all figured out, even after reading “Five Love Languages”
– I think Gina is a prophetess – she speaks truth beyond so close to my heart and what I deal with. It is frightening to have God that close.
– Playing baseball in park. I bruised Gina’s leg.
– Watching movies on a sunday afternoon.
– All the funny moments and stupid things that we do when we are sleeping. Like talking in our sleep, peeing the bed, moving funny, humming, patting the other person. There was night I was absolutely sure there was a spider crawling above my head. I woke up and started smacking all around me, and I even turned on the light.
– Our christmas pictures! check out the flickr link on the right.

Memories are essential to moving forward. If the effort is never made to remember, then the story of love is lost and we will not know where to go.


Death and Life
June 12, 2006, 8:15 pm
Filed under: theology

165926342 A07676684E O Recently our pet fish, Sushi, died. Many of you have gotten to meet Sushi. He was great. So I have decided to write him a little eulogy in memory of him.

Sushi, our relationship started with pity, and ended in pity. We had pity on him in the massive pet store that stored him in a small plastic cup with a little hole for air. If you ask me, the pet store was NOT so pet smart. We took him home, put him in a glass bowl, and then soon into a tank. We talked to him, We fed him. I tried to pet you. We made him angry by putting a mirror up to his tank (sushi was a Beta fish – Japanese fighting fish).

It ended in pity as we watch him die with a disease they call the “ick.” It began to eat away at him, and we had pity. We thought about Euthanasia, but we were hoping, and Gina was praying that the meds we gave him would help. That week was bitter sweet. He were dying, but we began to reminisce of all our memories we had with him as our first pet. Because he was the first and because I thought of the cool name, we will never forget sushi.

We have moved on. Gina had pity on another Beta fish. This fish we got for free, and his name is tumor because he has a tumor growing out of his face. The not so smart pet store was just going to let him die.