Midnight Catch

One of the worst things about not having my husband is the critters, the mice, the things that go wrong… not having someone help me out in awkward moments.

I usually don’t get up after I have gone to bed. Last night I couldn’t go to sleep. I guess I was too wound up after doing my weekly story, which is about Cristina’s cat. When I have the English done I’ll share it here.

I remembered that I hadn’t taken my 2 tablespoons of cherry extract (it’s supposed to help with arthritis) so I went to the kitchen. That extract is also supposed to make you sleepy! I guess the Lord wanted me to discover the companions I have in my house! They ran across the floor! My stomach turned to knots. So I sprayed Raid!

Here is my catch! Who knows how many more there are!


Here is another “midnight” story! This one is exciting. At least it was for my 5-year-old granddaughter Sarah. When the children were on their way to their grandmother that has a farm, that is younger than me, that has more energy, where they would have an entire week of fun… they slept at my house one night. And Sarah got to sleep with me.

midnight reading

To lay in the dark and read with a flashlight, doesn’t that sound like a world of fun? Lots more fun than finding cockroaches running across the kitchen floor! I know! I’m being a wimp! Spiders, mice, cockroaches, snakes, dogs (I’ve mastered some of my fear of dogs)… Those bother me.

Sarah was super excited about reading in my bed. I had just bought a little flash light, just right for her size. I never had grandmothers to visit when I was little. My parents traveled from Sweden to Chile as missionaries when I was two years old. We returned to Sweden for a visit when I was eight. I never had a sleep-over with any grandmother. I’m glad my grandchildren get to have that experience!

If you have grandchildren, and you have the strength and energy to have them stay with you, don’t miss out on the fun. Whatever memories you can make are the most priceless treasures.

Now I have to be on my way to see the dentist and then I have to buy something to combat those night-time visitors. I praise the Lord that I couldn’t sleep last night. How else would I have discovered this problem?

Forget the critters. Get a flashlight! Read with it in the dark. See how much fun that is!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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