Ahh...what a week! Actually, it is the beginning of the week that was such a roller coaster! (this post is half serious, half lighthearted, just so you know!)
The First Up
I just posted a very serious post about my friend who even the nurses did not expect to live thru the weekend, and guess what? She is still with us, and she is looking and talking wonderfully! Whether the good Lord takes her now, or she stays with us a little longer, I am warmed to see a life that has been touched by those who have come to show her love. It also appears that some fences are being mended, and for that I am very, very grateful.
During my visit, I saw the new addition to my friend's bedroom-the video recorder. Fancy stuff! This belongs to her grandson, and the recordings taken were for the family to keep.
Well, I sat on the bed with my friend, and somehow mentioned I sing in church, and so guess what? She told me to SING! Uh.......I know I sing in church, but I'm actually quite shy about singing without a bunch of music drowning me out! Umm....you want me to sing???
Okay, I could have declined, but remember, this is my friend who is very, very ill, and who I love so very much, so.....I sang part of a song. Here are the words for you:
Consider the lilies
They don't toil or spin
But there's not a king
With more splendor than them
Consider the sparrow
He don't plant or so
But he serves the master
Who watches him grow
For we have a heavenly Father above
With eyes full of mercy
And a heart full of love
He really cares when your head is bowed low
Consider the lilies
And then you will know
Well folks, I had my first debut on camera! I wonder if I looked heavy---hope I had my chin high enough so that no one can tell I have more than one! I'm sure laying on the bed didn't show my most slender side! Sigh....oh well.....the things you do for the ones you love! =) Hopefully any future viewing audience won't notice the parts where I hit the wrong key.....
The First Down
That evening, I stopped at a couple of thrift stores, ran into my pastor's wife from my former church in Ohio, and found some great deals!!! I stopped by Taco Bell and called my hubby to tell him I was on my way home.
Fifteen miles out of Akron, with another 105 miles to go, my car decided to go from 65 down to 40-on the highway, and on the highway where construction work was going on, which means it was one open lane instead of two. Oh no......
I pulled to the side of the road, and called my hubby to let him know. He was in disbelief. My car has been great! How could she do this to me, on the HIGHWAY???? I told him I'd call him back--of course I hoped stopping on the side of the highway and giving her a break for a moment would cure her, but it was not to be.
I got a little further down the road, going 20 miles an hour now, and pulled over again because my girl just wasn't going to get better. So if any of you were driving down highway 76 east around 10 pm on Monday, for your information, it wasn't a 90 year old grandma that the travelling turtles and snails were passing-it was me. Sorry if I held you up!
Fortunately for me, the construction crew was just finishing up for the night, and one of the men saw that I was having trouble. He came over to me and told me he would feel better if I would pull to the side of the road where they were working. I moved to safety, and he checked to see if I needed a phone or anything. Thank you, Mr. Construction Worker!
Folks, I know how to reach the Lord, so I was praying for my girl! Okay, I wasn't praying-I was BEGGING the Lord to touch her! If I had some oil, I would have even annointed her with oil! For the Bible says,
"14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
Okay, so we didn't really call on the elders....and I didn't have any oil. But I did pray, so at least my car is forgiven, if she has committed sins (like STRANDING me on the side of the highway!....)
I called my brother in Akron, and the dear soul came and got me. We had to drive up to the next exit, get gas in his truck and turn back around, which was a good thing, because of all things, I forgot my purse in my car!
As we spotted my car on our return on the opposite side of the highway, we pulled over, just as a state trooper was pulling up behind my car. Another very helpful man! He just wanted me to pull further off the road, and gave us his card in case we needed anything. He let me know my car could sit there for 48 hours, but we were heading to my brother's to call a tow truck that night.
Well, I called a few places, but my car was out of their area, and since I didn't know where I was having it towed to, we waiting til morning.
I had a warm place to sleep, got to visit with my wonderful nieces and brother and sweet sister-in-law, but oh the trauma that my memory foam pillow was at home! And oh the double tragedy that the trash man's LOUD truck woke me up at 6 a.m.!
The Second Up
I called my beloved in the morning, and he turned into my second knight in shining armor(my brother being the first, since he rescued me off the highway in the dark of the night!)! After a little coaxing, and reminding him that I would drive to the MOON for him if he asked me to, my honey decided to come get me!
We went to my car and he drove it a little further, but it finally got completely stuck in second gear. So we had to have it towed. But before the tow, Dan wanted it a little further off the road, and since it would drive, guess what my hubby did? He had me steer while he pushed it several yards further down the side of the highway until we were past the guardrail, so that I could park in the grass. THIS was SUCH a bummer to me since my knight has two major surgeries and his back and neck last year. The good news is that he fared ok with it, and didn't end up in bed for two days over it.
The Second Down
We had my car towed to a garage in Ohio that has a very good reputation for their work, and left her there. That's the good news-she is in good hands and may be fixed by tomorrow!
The not-so-good news is that it looks like it is my transmission, which is not a cheap fix. So long, savings account! Adios, Chinese restaurant and Burger King! I'll be missing you!
So there you have it, folks! My eventful week in a nutshell! And the LAST of the up and down events was a good one! I came home to a beautifully cleaned house! Amber cleaned the entire first floor, and it was a wonderful way to be welcomed back home! Thanks Sweetie!
Check back real soon~I will be putting up my last Fall candy arrangement today or tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!