for “THINGS” to turn around. According to GOD’S PLAN. NOT mine.
“THIS”… has sure been a difficult week, folks. I do, however, feel a change coming on… AMEN. I met with Christopher, in jail, via video visitation on Tues., 1/6/15. “IT”… did NOT go well. “I”… am naive, folks. I “REALLY” thought I could…???…???…??? “HELP” him… somehow.
The previous post, “OUCH,” dated 1/6/15, expresses my sadness regarding that specific encounter. The details will remain… semi-private. I have NOT given up my quest to, somehow, “HELP” Christopher, who…???…???…??? mysteriously???…???…???… or “MAGICALLY”???…???…???… showed up at our house on that fateful evening back in Oct., 2014. I still have difficulty wrapping my mind around ALL the significant factors/coincidences involved regarding this young man… “Christopher” and how “THINGS” just seem to fit together… in “MY” mind. Hhhmmm… “MY” journey. “MY” mind. “GOD’S” PLAN. “I”… may get sidetracked, folks, but I’m heading in the “RIGHT” direction… FINALLY!!! AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!! Hey, have I mentioned that I recently turned “50”??? “50 and ________!!!” The cookies said so!!!
This past weekend was…???…???…??? “GOOD”. My emotional state seemed to be, somehow, clouded as it included: Shopping. Cleaning. And church activities, including Sat. evening service at Anastasia Baptist Church, here on the island, followed by dinner at Zaxby’s. I enjoyed the Sun. afternoon service at our local homeless shelter, the St. Francis House. I made an abrupt exit from this service and headed straight over to “Service Sunday,” a new opportunity for fellowship and service within the community made available through ABC. Events are planned for the 2nd Sunday of each month at local projects. Sun, 1/11/15 was ABC’s first afternoon of “SERVICE SUNDAY” and fellowship at the community Homeless Coalition here in St. Augustine, FL. It had, definitely, been a “GOOD” weekend. I must admit, however, that “I”… was a bit on the “blah” side. :/
Mon., 1/12/15… I did NOT want to start the day, AT ALL!!! I dragged myself Out-of-bed (OOB) and made it to work around 9:30-ish am, ET. BAM!!! 1/2 of the facility had been placed under an “isolation” status… meaning that ALL therapy treatments had to be provided either in patient rooms or on the wing, following appropriate precautions.
Gown, mask, and gloves in ALL rooms on South Wing. Following application/removal guidelines as needed. DIFFICULT day at work. PLUS… it rained, and Rained, and RAINED… ALL DAY!!! I drove straight home after work, showered/laundered immediately and could ONLY chillax. I did NOT go to the first night of our new Bible Study class at ABC, called “Breathe”. OUCH!!! Yep, I beat myself up over “THAT” one!!! “BACK OFF, SATAN!!!” Yep, that little phrase still works… EVERY TIME!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
Tues., 1/13/15 started EXACTLY the same, EXCEPT… I did NOT get to work until 10:00 am-ish, ET!!! More patients were ill with flu-like symptoms. Therapy treatments continued in patient rooms and hallways per unit… WITH the appropriate “garb”… AGAIN!!!
Today… took ANOTHER swipe at my spiritual resolve as I was unable to meet with Pastor Walter West, as scheduled, at the church this afternoon. I plan to reschedule this meeting with him as soon as our medical situation improves at work. DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!! “TODAY” involved ANOTHER “missed” spiritual event that I felt necessary to propel me forward on this journey. 🙁
Okay, I was a bit “DOWN,” early afternoon today, when a visitor entered the therapy gym to speak with a therapist regarding her mother. This visitor just happened to mention that she works with Judge Tinlin out at the courthouse. WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!???!!!???!!! Well, “THIS” was somebody “I” needed to meet… RIGHT NOW!!! I jumped up from the computer and walked over to introduce myself… Yep, I gave her a business card!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! And “SHE”… is bringing me the name and number of ANOTHER individual to speak with regarding program development at the county jail!!! DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
I am speechless, folks. “THINGS”… have NOT been going well along my journey lately. Doors have been closing. I have felt “BEATEN”. Uncertain of where to go from here. Then BAM!!! “HOPE”… has been renewed and re-energized as the “RIGHT” individual walked right into my life with new contacts/ideas. DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!! “THINGS”… HAVE TURNED AROUND, folks!!!
GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!! ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.