This donuts adventure is one I think of often. I very well remember how crazy life was with a house full of little kids to cart around, and the lesson God showed me that night. Also that fact that I found the house with do directions…miraculous! I even get lost in our neighborhood! Sadly, Kripsy Kreme no long makes my beloved creme filled donut. Sniff.
Adventures in Donuts: An Object Lesson
It was my turn to take snacks to our Wednesday night Bible study. I had decided to pick up donuts on the way because, after all, it would save me lots of time and I was actually craving a Krispy Krème glazed crème filled donut. If you’ve never had one you’re really missing out. I don’t even particularly like donuts in general.
Well, Jason was running a little late, but I had the kids all in the van ready to go when he got home. He drove in and said he’d hurry, but he had to go take his contacts out–he was just wearing them for the first time that day.
I sat with the girls until I was sure something dreadful had happened. Running inside I shouted that we needed to go because we were going to be late. He could not get his contacts out for anything. Finally, he told me to go without him. So I flew out of the house thinking I’d never make it to get the donuts there on time.
Everything went pretty well until I drove up to the empty Krispy Krème drive through. “Hello?” I shouted.
“Just a minute,” came the reply. Wait. Wait. Wait.
“Hello.” I shouted again. Wait. Wait. Wait. Finally, she came on with some long drawn out welcome. At this point I figured I didn’t have time to be picky with my order so I shouted as fast as I could, “One dozen mixed and one dozen Original glazed.” I just hoped there would be one glazed crème filled donut in the mix.
I pulled up by the window and watched them as they took their sweet time filling my two boxes. Finally, boxes safely in the van, I dashed to try to make it to the church on time!
After safely depositing my children in their various classrooms at church, I dialed my husband to get directions to the house where the Bible study was because I had never driven there. I couldn’t get hold of him, but miraculously I drove right to the house, parked and ran to place my contribution on the kitchen counter. There. I stood back and took a deep breath. As I waited for the people standing around to get their donuts, sure enough, I spied one glazed crème filled donut. I thought, “Well I hope it will still be there, but if not, oh well,” and went to visit with the ladies standing around the living room. When I went back to the kitchen, sure enough it was still there! I casually put it on my plate and went to sit down in the living room and eat it, still trying to relax. I took one bite, two. The next bite had to reach the creamy center. I took the third bite. Oh no! Not that…lemon…yuck, yuck, yuck, blech, blech, blech. I hate lemon flavored pudding. Imagine my disappointment!
Then the thought came to me, “You know what? I do not want to be like that donut that looked just fine on the outside but was sour on the inside. I want God to see a creamy center!”
Grumpy Grateful Mom says
Very sweet! My center is not always as creamy as I would like it to be!
I am overdue for a Krispy Kreme. Just plain glazed for me. 🙂
I hope your husband was able to get his contacts out.
No man, seriously!?! That’s just torture. How could you write about Krispy Kreme donuts? I think I’m done with this blog, it’s too hard on my emotional well-being…
To Robin, don’t you dare give up. I enjoy your comments. I assume you can’t get Krispy Kreme where you are. I know how that is. I once lived where the only sweetener readily available was unrefined sugar (piloncillo), which tastes like molasses or Brer Rabbit syrup, neither of which I like at all.
Great blog post. I love lemon filled donuts ha. I would have been in heaven.
Guilty as charged, never had a Krispy Kreme before. Not a fan of lemon filling either.
I am not a fan of any kind of filling other than the white stuff. I would have been disappointed with lemon as well! Nice metaphor at the end too!
Actually, I love lemon filling,or anything else lemon or orange flavored. But I can imagine your disappointment after all that. I love the way you can turn anything into a good lesson if it isn’t funny. It seems nothing that happens to you goes to waste.
Ha! That is the perfect analogy! I love it! And you’re absolutely right! The most amazing people in my life are the people that are consistent. They are the same around any crowd, in any level of stress, in any situation…they are themselves through and through! That’s a rare find! The world is definitely filled with lemon-filled donuts!
I like blueberry cake donuts. Yum!
Wow! Who knew God could use a donut for an object lesson :-)He’s used them for lessons in my life, too. They don’t taste as sweet as victory does. I didn’t really even like donuts that much before I joined weight watchers. Now, I Love ’em.
The first time I wore my contact, I couldn’t get it out to save my life. I was crying (which didn’t help things at all) and was SURE I was going to have to go back to the doctor for them to take it out for me. I worked with it for 45 minutes at least. it FINALLY came out.
call me weird, but the lemon filled are my favorite… does that make me a sour puss? lol
Oh Esther! Loved the punchline! This has us giggling! I am so glad to have found your blog and I will be back for more laughter 💗 it’s such a gift to be able to see the silly side of life!
Thank you so much! Your comment made my day. 🙂