Roadblocks and a Ray of Sunshine!
Sometimes life seems to bombard you with all types of roadblocks, challenging you each and every step of the way. Like me, you may find yourself ready for a break from roadblocks, period! Wanting to simply enjoy life without one more interruption, even briefly! We all face varying circumstances each and every day. Some harder than others. They don’t even have to be the all-consuming medical roadblocks, just life in general. That’s where I found myself lately.
My assortment of medical issues continue to wax and wane. The foot is getting better, praise the Lord. Ready to begin my next phase to make sense of my apparent progression: see a hematologist (to investigate blood levels and potential causes for my lingering, bizarre infections) and back to John Hopkins to evaluate my latest events.
Just to keep things interesting, our dishwasher began to slowly leak. It became obvious to us something was wrong when the hardwood floors, right by the dishwasher, began to buckle. Why not! Long story short, they need to repair and refinish our entire first level so “all the hardwood floors would match.” Translation – we need to vacate our home for one week. Frustrated…Bang Head Here!
Aah, frustration! Brings back memories when I worked as an EKG Tech on the weekends at the local hospital. Each morning I would gather my orders and hit the floors to complete my requests. I remained on call for the rest of the day, only a page away for help. Whether I was having a good day or not, I couldn’t help but smile as I carted my equipment to the ICU or the ER where I was greeted with posters hanging on the doors, “Frustrated…Bang Head Here!”
No matter how bombarded or frustrated I feel, I also know that this too shall pass. He’s always hard at work. Patience girl! And just like that, my ray of sunshine appeared. We became Grandparents to one precious baby girl born to our son and his beloved wife last week. Instant cure for all of life’s roadblocks. Challenge yourself to be that “ray of sunshine” for someone today! You just might find yourself smiling too!
“Count Your Blessings”