Stepping Back While Stepping Up on All Saints Day

(Waiting on the ambulance)

Dear Reader:

The title will probably be longer than this post today. Friday afternoon Jake broke his arm and John took him to the doctor…After x-raying it…the determination was made he was going to need surgery.

John rode with Jake in the ambulance downtown to MUSC thinking the surgery would be that evening…but that didn’t work…he was admitted with the hope that one of the surgeons could do it at seven Saturday morning.

Mandy called and asked if I could be ready to come on early Saturday morning to stay with Eva Cate while she got the car to pick up John and Jake hopefully if he was released soon after surgery.

A lot of “If’s” in all of this…so I am writing this blog Friday night…for Sunday, November 1 All Saints Day since I will probably be heading out early.

In life we all have to learn to “two step” don’t we…learning to fall back and then quickly move forward to whatever new is happening.

Sunday when I return home I will catch you up on how everything turned out. Life is never dull is it?

The informal definition of a saint…is a kind, patient person. At six these attributes are present in Jake…but subject to change like any little six year old. But our love for him makes him a saint to us…a gift from heaven…that transforms us all with God’s magic…more powerful than any other kind…even witches’ spells on Halloween. 🙂

So until tomorrow…Please keep our little Jake in your prayers…not the Halloween for this pirate that he wanted…still..we are just so blessed to have him (hopefully) home.

Don’t forget…(we sure won’t)…to say “Rabbit” “Rabbit” today on the first of November…All Saints Day. We need November to be an amazing month of thanksgiving and joy.


About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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14 Responses to Stepping Back While Stepping Up on All Saints Day

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Prayers for Jake and all….


  2. Pam says:

    Prayers for Jake & all of your family who are waiting for him to come home.


  3. Prayers for Jake and family.


  4. honey burrell says:

    Oh so sorry! Prayers for a speedy recovery for Jake and for his family!😘


  5. Beverly Dufford says:

    Certainly will be praying for Jake. I’m so sorry.


  6. Sis Kinney says:

    Prayers for sweet little Jake – that the surgery went well and recovery will be swift!


    • Becky Dingle says:

      So nice to hear from you Sis…want to pause and ask you how everything is going with you also…will update on tomorrow’s post…all is better!


  7. Carolyn Daniels says:

    Sure hope Jake is OK. Always Scary.


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