Saturday, April 13, 2013
I woke up this morning and debated whether or not to attend the memorial service hosted by the pastoral care volunteers at the hospital where Ed was on machines for 3 days. I decided to go and was fine on the way, well, I told myself that I was fine but I stopped and bought a large cinnamon roll at 7-11 on the way; so, I guess I wasn;t fine. I haven;t done that sort of thing in several years.
Anyway, i parked my suv and went in, went to the desk to check in, and then met the head of the pastoral care team. I went in and there was an axquaintance that Ed and I met at Paneras several years ago. We met her because she was such a beautiful woman, tall, statuesque, blonde, dressed to perfection, and wearing beautiful jewelry and carrried herself with a royal manner. Well, she isn't royalty but she is striking. Anyway, Nancy was at the hospital as a chaplain, unbeknownest to me, when Ed was taken to ICU/CCU and was a great comfort, well, as much as anyone could be at such a time. She came to metoday and put her arms around me and hugged me tightly. The tears poured, a virtual river flowing down my cheeks and I couldn't stop them. I cried through the entire ceremony, during the reception, and on the way out to the car. Finally I stopped and could drive.
I went to Target and got a birthday card then headed home to rinse the pollen off my car. Still feeling a bit down I turned the corner and the church a mile from my home was havinga car wash. Well, I debated what to do, stop and pay the ten dollars to let them wash my car of come home, change clothes, rinse off the car, change back, and go to a Stamping Up party to make cards. Well, the church won out. I really shouldn't have spent the ten dollars but it was a good cause and it saved me time. For me spending the money was a blessing and the kids were so nice and the church needs the cash.
The party wasn't the best. The sales person/cnsultant was difficult to understand, she had her 2yr old son with her, and had chosen a difficult card to make, it took over an hour. We were supposed to make 2 more but I had to leave to get ready for work. Disappointing but so it goes.
Tonight though, a ringdance/jr. prom that started at 7 and ended at 10. i got there at 6 to get paper work ready and see how the photographer wanted to handle things. I like the girl I worked with, she is easy and in management; so, if I have questions she knows the answers. Anyway, the kids were wonderful, such beautiful dresses, such stylish hair, and the boys were so handsome in suits and tuxes. After I finished paperwork some of the kids waiting to have photos done asked me if I could do the gungnam style dance (the music was being played at the time). Imagine how surprised they were when I started dancing. The boys got right in there with me and the girls just looked shocked. Then, during a line dance I was dancing and faculty were standing in line. When the words, "how low can you go" came up and I went down to the floor they clapped and said how good that was, that they couldn't do that and they were probably my daughter's age.
So, a day of ups and downs ended on an up note and I will get a paycheck too.
Lord, thank you for the hills and the valleys for I learn from each. Please help me see the joys on the hill and the treasures in the valleys. Thank you Lord for my fun job and the paycheck that comes with it. It isn't much but it is what I call "fun" money. Except this check and the next might go to pay for my last dr. checkup. Thank you Lord that I will have the money for the check up.