A Good Day!

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  No Houses

A young woman falls and finds the day filled with adventure.

David and I walk, daily, along Bowen Ave. near the school where I work. I was walking along,  praising the Lord for the beauty of this day, when the sidewalk rose up and slapped me in the face. I felt like Paul on the road to Damascus, flat on my face before the Lord, in awe...or, maybe I tripped. I've been walking for more than fifty years, but apparently, I need more practice.

I heard my husband, "Oh God!" I noticed the tone of his voice, reverent but concerned. It did not reflect the angry frustration I would have heard a few years ago when the "son of a pig" reigned. I thanked the Lord for the changes I've seen in my husband.

I picked myself up and we made our way back to school. I went into the office to let them know I was going home to "lick my wounds": a broken tooth, a bruised chin, a split lip, a skinned knee, and a sprained or broken hand.

I love where I work. God has blessed me with a number of believing co-workers with whom I minister to the small world of needy children. They sent me off with prayers and good wishes. I gave them my best snaggle-toothed grin in response.

I spent two hours at the dentist's office praising God with Michael Buble, as he sang, "That's( Life" and "You Are Not Alone" (along with a healthy dose of nitrous oxide). Then I got to have my picture taken with color samples for my new tooth.

After lunch and a nap, I decided I might need to have my hand x-rayed. I picked up the orders from the doctor and arrived at the lab at 5 PM. Do these wonderful people not understand you come to them in pain? They twisted and turned my already aching paw into some interesting contorted positions and then said, "Don't move."  (Right ! ! !)

On the way home, David and I talked about the events of the day. It hadn't gone quite as we had planned, but it was a good day. We laughed, we heard Jesus praised, we got some good news (no apparent nerve damage to my tooth), we didn't run out of gas, and our new checks came (that's another story). Who could ask for more?!

 

 


Submitted: July 31, 2021

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