I received an interesting comment on one of my older blog posts, “Prayer For a Son,” which was my response to Tina Fey’s “Prayer For a Daughter.”
The comment was long and entirely in Spanish. I don’t speak or read much Spanish, so I put the comment through one of those online translators.
This is what it said (I left the typos in):
“Hello how are you. I am a Mother / Grandmother of 76 years, I have 4 children 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren with all’m felis. gradiciendo’m good here my God my husband my famialias died more or less 27 years. but my concern is my oldest son is married and his marriage is wrong conporta not the wife she was married and has 2 children my son was married with 2 kids but my oldest is 23 years in Highschool this no problem. the other is 10 years old. but her children is the problem there are 8 and 14. there are always problems and the breast is always part of their children is there where the problem is there are always fights the woman says she will divorce and that’s going to take the furniture and she wants to carry everything. my son is suffering. but you need to know. They met on the internet and now? So I want a prayer so that I can pray for my son who is the Will of God. to him. Thanks waiting for the prayer.”
Ok, so these Internet translators are not perfect. But what I got from this is that she hates her son’s b*tch wife, who he met on the Internet. Was that your take-away, too?
So here, as requested, is the prayer:
“Dear God. I have had a good life. I love my family. But my son married a stone cold b*tch. If everything happens for a reason, can you please have a giant boulder fall on her head and smash her before she leaves my darling boy and takes all of the furniture?
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.”