When Restoration Is In Order…

If I were to tell you about last Friday, you might not believe me. Oh, ok…I’ll go ahead, but you still might not believe me. 

We woke up exhausted because of Whitney’s play the night before that went far past our normal bed time. She was still green from being the “Wicked Witch”, even though she showered and scrubbed the night before.  It didn’t matter much because she was going right to school to perform her play for the whole school.  Rob drove her to school, then I had to pick her up at 9:30 for a doctor’s appointment at 10:30. She was bright green, so we rushed home to scrub off as much as we could without being late. We got there just in time, and the nurse had a funny smile on her face when we arrived, “Things are going to be a bit different today”. She explained that our doctor was being written about for a national magazine, and the magazine wanted a photo of him treating a patient. They chose Whitney. She was still slightly green around the edges.  The nurse laughed about it, brought us a wash cloth, and we scrubbed heartily for the next few minutes.

After the photo shoot, Whit was taken into the operating room because she was having a yucky looking mole removed from her head. I was totally prepared, not even thinking I was going to be grossed out, then things went south for a minute. The mole was removed, a vein was hit…blood everywhere…I turned green and everything went black. I tried to stop myself by sitting down. The nurse had to turn away from Whit to help me…so embarrassing!  Whitney did great. She didn’t move, wiggle or complain. I was so proud of her.

We came home, rested all afternoon, then got Whit ready for round #3 of her play. I rushed around and helped dancers get their make-up done, buttoned costumes, tried to keep Shrek calm because his make up was getting green and smudgy from sweat.  All in all, the play was great, wonderful, terrific. We clapped, cheered, it was (finally) done.   Rob took one vehicle and I took the other since I had to bring Whit early. On the way home, Rob had  hit a deer, the deer shattered our front headlight and seriously damaged the front end of our van. When Rob came home with Maddie and Belle, they were totally shaken up. Belle was literally shaking for an hour or so, seriously freaked out.

It was the craziest day ever, to say the least. No one was hurt when they hit the deer. Whitney did fine in her play and at her outpatient surgery. I recovered from my embarrassing fainting spell…we all made it through in one piece.

Saturday, we rested.  Our friend owns an amazing piece of land on a small lake, and he graciously lets us come up there and enjoy it. It is one of our favorite places to get away. Whitney and Maddie each brought a friend.  The found tadpoles, snails, fossils, and bugs. Rob took Belle out on the kayak, then I got to kayak for the first time ever. I discovered I was really good at it, and I think it’s something I will be doing again.

Maddie and Syd

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At the end of those few hours, my soul was relaxed and revived again. It was nice to breathe fresh air and let the sun shine on our faces.  God is so good, and he knows exactly what we need, when we need it.

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The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Psalm 23:1-3


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