Friday, October 08, 2010
Today I woke up from a restless night of dreams, very emotional and near tears. I dressed quietly as I could, trying not to wake anyone- had the wrong word been uttered I would have been in tears. Financially, this week has been rough due to a loss of hours for the hubby and a furlough day for me. This just so happens to be when the majority of our bills are due. Considering this, I was prepared to take a cheap night of dancing as a birthday celebration but as the week drew on we realized that even that would be impossible, then his grandmother died. This woman raised him while his mother attended nursing school. We simply couldn't just send best wishes by phone and not go. How in the world are we going to find gas money for a 200 mile trip?
I finished dressing, checked the fridge thinking "what in the world will lunch be today" - few left overs from last night and nothing quick to grab so I settled for 2 pieces of bread and a small breakfast sized porkchop from last night. Oh well- it's something. It'd be nice if somebody appeared with lunch today, I thought as I was placing it in a baggie. I'm out the door and in the car. I drive 20 miles to work thinking "my one wish for today is to find enough money to take the hubby to his grandmothers funeral".
I arrive at work to a slew of birthday wishes from my online friends, Spark and Pepsi. These put a smile on my face and no longer am I near tears. At 10 am a co-worker popped in my door with "today your birthday? Yesterday I tried out the new BBQ place and it was really good. I was thinking I'd go back today. I'd be glad to buy you lunch today for your birthday". Then my sister calls with the offer to buy me dinner and I explained the situation, although I very much enjoy our meals together I asked if maybe she'd loan me the money dinner would have cost instead, (my sister is everything a sister should be). So she said yes plus some.
So at 3:30 pm I can tell you that miracles happen, birthday wishes come true (even at 41) and God is good! All the time!