Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/6/16
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Where does my joy come from today....
..... when my shift was over, I walked up to the reception area to say good night to my coworkers. A lady came running in with her doggy in a blanket, crying. The poor thing was unresponsive. I had only new girls at the front, who I directed on what to do, and I stayed to get a room set for her so she could wait while the doctor and techs were trying to save her doggy. when I finally left, I saw that she had pulled around the back of the building and a tech helped her load a small coffin with her puppy in it in her car. I walked over and before she left, got to talk to her, give her some comfort and make sure she was okay. She was so thankful. Sometimes Jesus puts us right where we need to be (well, HE always does, but sometimes I don't get it)
... after my shift I was checking some things on my phone and as I am looking through my messages, my daughter Sarah sent me one that said "Are you still there?" and "2 minutes". Just as I was responding to find out what that meant, I saw her standing next to my car in the parking lot. She came straight from college to hopefully still catch me at work. I had not seen her in almost 2 weeks, and that is WAY too long. So we hugged ( a few times) and then sat down for an hour long chat in my car. What an amazing surprise!!!
.... I got to have lunch with my best friend (and former amazing boss) today. Usually my shifts don't allow that unless I have an early shift like today. It was so good for our souls, and I picked something low fat and loaded with veggies off the menu. :)