Friday, April 08, 2005

The Ambulance

Well, today I had another "God Moment" but it wasn't a good one. I was on my way home from work and was the second car sitting at a traffic light waiting for the left turn signal to turn left. When the light turned green, no one moved. Moments later I was startled when I saw an ambulance with the sirens going and the lights on right next to me in the median! I used to be able to see ambulances coming before I heard them but today I didn't. I didn't hear it until it was right on top of me and it was an unsettling feeling. What if I had been the first car at the light and started to turn left when the green arrow came on? I would have started to make the turn and it would have hit me! My guardian angel was truly watching over me today. I know this is another confirmation that I am not hearing as well as I used to. As each day goes by, I receive a new message or confirmation that this is something that I need to be doing! I can't explain it. How wonderful it will be to be able to really "hear" real sounds. It will be a long process but it will be worth it!

We had our good friends, Dawn and Bill over for dinner last night. We met them in Chillicothe 15 years ago and they now live in Knoxville. They were the ones who took care of our kids for eight days while I was with Mom during her last days 13 years ago. Bill was the one who sat down with our children to tell them that their beloved grandmother had died. They are very dear friends to us and we are close. We used Mom's china in her honor last night since it was her "anniversary". How I still miss her. . .If she was still here today, she would be my biggest cheerleader on this new journey. But, God is good. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I know a hearing person cannot understand all you go through and even the stress of this decision but I feel fortunate to be able to "listen" in on a small part of it. Grace and peace to you.