Sunday, August 21, 2011

52 Blessings – Socks & Chivalry

The winner of this week's 52 blessings is socks and chivalry.  Definitely socks and chivalry.

This morning when we got to church, I realized I didn't bring my bag that has a pair of socks in it for organ playing.  I thought, “Oh well.  There aren’t that many notes on the feet, I think I’ll be okay picking at them rather than sliding to them.”  Nope.  Wasn’t going to happen.  My sweaty feet kept sticking on the notes.  I looked around at the early-bird members of the congregation and wondered which woman would be willing to donate her knee high nylons to the cause for an hour.  There was no one with knee highs.  So, I slipped off the bench and went down to Calvin and whispered, “I need your socks.”  He gave me that "no way, no how" look.  I said, “Really.  I do.  I can’t hit the notes because my feet won’t slide.  I need your socks.”  He just wagged his head and followed me back up to the organ, sat down behind it, and took his socks off and I slipped them on.  They weren’t dainty black Sunday socks, no sir, he had on his big, thick, brown, boot socks.  My feet have never slid so well.

I'm telling you the man saves me again and again and again.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, if that's not love, I don't know what is. Calvin Payne is a good man! :)

Camery

Deidra said...

What a guy! Being married to a good man is the best!

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

It is wonderful to have a man that will save you!

After I posted a comment on your blog last week...I broke down in tears and called Derek. He calmed me down and told me to get a babysitter.
Derek to lean on and talk to....priceless!

Susan said...

AND....

let's you tell everyone that he didn't have his socks on. ;)

melanie said...

I just love that 'no way, no how' actually turned into you wearing his socks to play the organ. What a team you make!

hennchix said...

I knew I loved Calvin- you just keep giving me more and more reasons to !! Great lesson yesterday, thanks for letting us crash it!!

Carolyn said...

Melanie was right, you DO make a good team. Way to donate to the cause, Calvin.

Jill said...

This is hilarious, I so wish I could have seen this in real life!!

Becky said...

Too, too funny!

Chandra said...

That story is tender. Way to go Calvin. Okay...after the tender part past I did giggle at the thought of you in those big boot socks. Wish there would have been a picture.

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

How could I possibly delete that? It means a whole lot to me that you would take a moment for me.

Thank you for you and thank you for your blog.

Blog-on my friend! I love you Janey Payne!

tina said...

SOOOOOO funny!!!! Love it!

Marie said...

Now THAT is a marriage!

Deanna/Mimi said...

Here it is almost 1:00 AM and I am just visiting with my friend Jane on her blog...Jane you are a riot. I will tell you something. Any man who will give up in socks in Sacrament meeting so his wife can play the organ is a man that needs to be cloned. He is a rare one indeed. I will tell you another thing....he truly is in love with you. How blessed you are. Thanks for the laughter, the tears of joy in reading your story and a heart full of respect for Calvin and you....

michelle said...

This is one of the sweetest posts I've ever read! I just love you two.

michelle said...

p.s. I wonder if Calvin will be double-checking before church from now on to see if you have your organ socks?