Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well today is infusion day here. In two hours or so the nurse will be here. It has been a real trying week of errors. Mine and others. Gotta tell you this one though. My soul is beside itself over a ticket I earned the day I left the neurologist. I had a hunch that it was in error. I saw the flash of the camera. Indeed my error. Sickened by the error and the financial hit I was in a way. The VERY next envelope I opened...
Was an unexpected refund from the orthodontist for a few more dollars that the cost of the ticket. I still have to attend the class for it. There may additionally be a cost to that. When I saw that check though I began to just cry. As my shoulders let down and the impressed presence of provision hit me. It was as being held so I could just let go and not even give it another thought. Shame yes over error. Yet Mercy in the very next instant gave me pause to embrace my humanity.
The errors of others that influenced my week were lightly received. The mercy I felt opening the check and matching the recovery of funds over the ticket flowed to others who made error. Many errors. I am human as are they. Flawed.

surly mercy and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life. I shall live in the house of the Lord for ever and ever and ever...

5 comments:

Denise said...

I love your thankful heart sis.

Susie said...

It is so strange when things like that happen!!

David said...

thanks for visiting, and your nice compliment to mom.
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I hate those cameras and will NEVER live in a city that allows them. its HIGHWAY robbery plain and simple, half the funds may go to the company that operates them....

Annette said...

This has me with a smile, remembering when my Mom got one of those photos, you have to know my Mom and hear her voice, she handed me an envelope and my brother was visiting her at the time, I sat on her couch, and him laying on her floor like he always did after a GREAT meal, I opened it up and busted laughing, and he said "Let me see sis, let me see" as he's laughing cause I was busting up and Momma said "There I am, just as plane as day has light" you could see the front of the car and her, and the back of the car, we could picture her cruzing threw the light...he laughed so hard he had tears!!
God always provides for his children when theyre in need....

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Denise said...

Your words to me on my blog touched my heart in such an incredible way.. Please know that my heart is broken but words that you pen help bring healing.......... Thank you ...

You are so loved.....

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