Needless to say, I nearly had an accident. Well, you'll understand when you read this email Aaron sent to Father Wayne.
I thought I'd share a quick story with you that just happened this week. Basil was playing in the front yard with his wagon while Sara was helping Juliana in our sandbox. The next thing Sara knows, Basil is really excited and exclaims, "Mommy, I caught a SPIDER!" He runs over to her and holds out his hand to reveal a healthy, adult, female, Black Widow. When I came home from class we sat down and talked about the incident with him at length. The poor guy was SO embarrassed and sad about the incident, I think he'll remember in the future.
Anyway, I just thought it was nothing other than his blessed guardian angel stilling a species of spider that is normally very agressive. Glory to Jesus Christ!
This is pretty much what it looked like. Big, black and freaky. We have them all over the yard and we're constantly inspecting toys and other things. This one slipped through the cracks. Seeing that sucker in my little boy's hand was pretty crazy. Thank God he was unharmed!