Does your husband finish a project around the house and inevitably have parts left over? Mine too. For years he tried to convince me that the companies always include spare pieces in their inventory of parts. *insert wifely eye-roll here*
I finally came to realize that it’s simply the way men are made – or perhaps more to the point – the way woman was made. Genesis 2:21-22 says:
“So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.”
See? Men have always had spare parts. It’s genetic. It’s how God made them. They instinctively know this from birth. So they assume that any leftover part is superfluous.
Women, on the other hand, take spare parts very seriously. After all… you never know what wonderful things can be created with them. *wink!*
This truth of life is illustrated in the kitchen junk drawer. The drawer that contains every spare part the husband was left with, and the wife has collected. Because you never know when you’re going to need it. (And you’re pretty sure some day the refrigerator door is going to fall off and need that “spare” part.)
So the next time your husband seems a bit too cavalier about left over pieces of a project, just remember, if Adam had freaked out over that rib, none of us would be here today!
~ Pegg Thomas
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