Is anyone counting?
Does anyone realize I missed yesterday?
I did notice something. Something big. So big I'm still processing it.
You know how if you ask the God or the Universe or whoever you send prayer requests to and really want to see the answer written across the sky in a sparkly star cursive font with a lightening bold exclamation point, but what you usually get, if you are real quiet and sit real still, is a quiet little whisper like the wind tiptoeing through a Sycamore tree?
Well yesterday I may have gotten more than I bargained for. It could be time for me to put away all my fears, step out in faith, and follow where my heart leads me.
Believe me I did notice it. When God touches you on the shoulder and says, "Um, God here. You better pay attention cause I've got something exciting in store for you."
At first I was too amped up to pay it much attention. My neighbor called me around nine o'clock in the morning and I was still half asleep (okay, I was all the way asleep, but close to waking up). Her husband who is no spring chicken and who has been in and out of the hospital for, among other things, falling, had fallen. She needed help to get him up. It's been almost 2 years since Dad died, but my adrenal glands can still pump enough go juice into my nervous system that I was out of bed and down the street within minutes. I may have been there quickly, but there no way I could lift him. No way Sweetie and I could lift him. So Sweetie pulled out all the stops and heave-hoed the man back to his feet. No it wasn't a smart thing to do. But when adrenaline courses through your veins and floods your brain with the idea that you have super powers, it's hard to stop and think of the consequences, i.e. either someone's back is going to be tweaked or there are going to be two people on the ground.
Thankfully it ended well. Once the man got inside and in his chair, his wife put her head on Sweetie's chest and cried. Oh how I remember those feelings. Anger mixes with fear and fatigue until you've got the makings for caregiver stress stew. About all you can do is cry it out.
I watched all that as it happened. I went back later to hear what the nurse had to say. I made a couple suggestions and offered to come back anytime. If I had looked up in the sky as I walked home, there might have been a big smiley face. An idea began to form. It's still a little seed that needs tending. But I noticed it. No lightening bolt needed.
Today I noticed I have a new blog follower. Welcome Sunny D. Thanks for your comments. I'd love to be the one to inspire you to write down your own Random Thoughts.
The next two days are going to be pretty busy - crazy busy. I hope I'll remember to keep my eyes open for ordinary magic.