To say that I was pretty pensive yesterday would be a true understatement. The whole red ladder episode hit me full face. The realization how close Ben and I came to departing this world was sobering. For the first time I was envious of my brother-he had already forgotten the incident and when reminded-just shrugged and shook his head.
Ben had also forgotten (he told me right after the incident ) that he was excited about seeing daddy again. That little seven year old boy who tore out of grandmother’s farmhouse after being told his daddy had died has been looking for his daddy ever since.
On GMA3 on Fridays…the show has a segment called ” Faith Friday” with different religious leaders of all denominations leaving the viewers with a positive message for the upcoming week.
I loved this week’s message…. The pastor reminded us that we are guaranteed life and liberty in the Declaration of Independence but not happiness-this we have to pursue. We must always remember hope is a journey and we should chase purpose and meaning in our lives… because therein lies happiness and joy!
I want to make sure that I deserve the extension I got yesterday and I never stop chasing new purposes and meanings in my life.
If some of you wanted to make me cry yesterday… guess what? You succeeded! I received phone calls, texts, emails , post responses that I all read to Ben who smiled and nodded.
Johnny Johnson-I have been so worried something had happened to you… yet there was your response that touched my heart and soul along with all the others!
***If you haven’t received a reply of love and appreciation back… blame it on the gremlins-but even their tech mischief could not upset me-will try again tomorrow!
So until tomorrow… God knows even in the midst of turmoil and change humor abounds. Ben kept looking for some golf balls all day and I told him he had some in his hand earlier-surely he dropped them in his bucket.
When I found where they were I fell down laughing! And what was even funnier -a hummingbird flew up to the red petunia planter attracted by the new bright colors thinking they were new flowers… instead I heard the tapping sound made when their beak tapped the hard golf balls! 🤣 Thanks God-I needed that!
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
A shout-out to my niece Bekah who aced the first test in an on-going assessment training program for a new job and career.