Make Mine Another Double-Shot, Please!

Oh yeeeeeeaah!  I’ll have another double shot, please!  Bring. It. On!  Make mine a double shot of the best you have from your top shelf!  Again and again!  Are you thinking Crown Royal?  Jim Beam?  Or, maybe Jack Daniels?  Chase it down with six pack, or two!  Surely it has to be a double shot of “The Captain” himself, right?!  WooHooooooo!

Wrong!  You see, today I got a double shot of something from the topmost shelf there is!  I got a double shot of my God’s LIVING WORD!  And let me tell you this:  It completely floored me to such an extent that my gray head is still spinning!  So, if this is a hangover from a double dose of God; well, yes!  I’ll have some more of that, please!  This is the best “Bible Buzz” ev-er!

Hi!  My name is Angie Hott.  And I am a “Biblaholic”!

LOL!  You see, earlier today I read the most amazing verse on facebook.  Did you see it?  Then this afternoon, I opened Moms of Faith to see what was happening on “The Daily”.  And there it was!  Again!  A “double shot” of the Bible!  Did – you – see – it?  Just in case you missed it, here it is:

“I have carried you since you were born; I have taken care of you from your birth. Even when you are old, I will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”Isaiah 46:3-4

Wait just a minute.  That’s not all!  Ready for some goosebumps?  Later, I got in the car to go to town and you will never guess what was on the radio!!?  There was this song called “You Carried Me”, something I had never, ever heard before.  I had a “hott flash” right there driving west on New Hope Road.

You see, lately my head has been spinning with the implications of living with Parkinson’s Disease.  Watching my hott-hubby Dan struggle with the physical challenges of this stinking disease has been difficult over the past several weeks.  I never expected to see its’ effects on Dan so soon!  Each time we traveled to Johns Hopkins for an appointment, all those guys with PD were OLD!  I just figured that we didn’t have those worries for many years to come.

Until January 2011!  There I go thinking I can do God’s job and plan even something like Parkinson’s Disease.  I watched Dan struggle to stand and walk.  He is improving in daily increments thanks to prayers and his determination.  But you know what?  In the midst of the worst of days, I prayed hard for answers.  It is soooo scary.  My brain was racing with questions like:  How am I going to maintain?  What if Dan falls?  How will I be able to help pick him up?  How will my tiny self be able to help Dan, twice my size, walk?  What if he stays stooped, no longer able to “stand tall”?

What if?  What if? WHAT IF?…..

Soon, my cousin Jeanette in Baltimore, sent me the sweetest note and gave me the most awesome visual.  She said, “God is standing next to you.”  Wow!  I never thought of that.  Then I saw “The Daily” and read that God “has carried you ever since you were born.”  Really?

Yes, really.

Now, I can’t tell you how much I am comforted to see in my mind God actually standing next to Dan.  He is there.  And when Dan struggles, God will carry him.

And me too!

I’ll have another, please.

Copyright © Angie Hott, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved


  1. Bonnie Weber on February 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    In your own words WooHOOOOOO. God is amazing and He will carry both of you and your children during this and evry other difficult time. Just think of the “God sightings and stories” your children are going to have. They are going to experience God’s faithfullness through you and Dan and know how much He cares for them. I love your God times, keep them coming!!!!!!

  2. Linda on February 12, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks for the article Angie-I really needed this one as we have had our own share of burdens-made me feel less like having the pity party for me I was planning. I know God has a plan and I must just trust in Him.

    Love you!

  3. Angie Hott on February 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks for reading! You’re right Bonnie; God will not only be carrying Dan and I but also our kids. Gesh… what a load we Hotts must be! :-)
    Linda, realizing that others carry burdens as well has been on my mind lots lately. I sometimes find myself in the moment of dealing with all the Parkinson’s stuff and I remember that God is not just carrying me but all those other folks, each with their own situation. Wow… now that’s love, right?

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