Okay, a little more than a week but I’m here and that is a small victory.
I’ve been doing A LOT of soul searching and in turn, I’ve been dropping A LOT of the emotional, stress-filled, hot bricks of this lifetime that are not mine to carry, that were never mine to carry and I’ve turned those searing bricks of darkness into loving and positive stepping stones for my personal journey into the light.

Interestingly enough some life lessons, many of them painful, kept exploding around me like fireworks on the 4th of July.
These lessons reminded me of a story my lit’l sis’ husband told me years ago.

I Sent You a Rowboat

A very religious man was once caught in rising floodwaters. He climbed onto the roof of his house and trusted God to rescue him. A neighbor came by in a canoe and said, “The waters will soon be above your house. Hop in and we’ll paddle to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

A short time later the police came by in a boat. “The waters will soon be above your house. Hop in and we’ll take you to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

A little time later a rescue services helicopter hovered overhead, let down a rope ladder and said. “The waters will soon be above your house. Climb the ladder and we’ll fly you to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

All this time the floodwaters continued to rise until soon they reached above the roof and the religious man drowned. When he arrived at heaven he demanded an audience with God. Ushered into God’s throne room he said, “Lord, why am I here in heaven? I prayed for you to save me, I trusted you to save me from that flood.”

“Yes you did my child” replied the Lord. “And I sent you a canoe, a boat, and a helicopter. But you never got in.”

(Source unknown)
***So many people sitting on rooftops waiting and no one recognizing the help that was there all along.

***This story is not connected to nor meant to minimalize what is happening in the Carolinas AT ALL. My heart and prayers continuously go out to everyone being affected by hurricane Florence.
God bless you all!

Speaking of hurricane Florence. I pray that you and/or your loved ones are not in harm’s way of this massive storm.
That’s all I’ve got for today. I’m on standby mode for dr.’s offices, schedulers, and insurance companies.
Questions, questions, answers, answers and my favorite, “someone will call you back this afternoon.” Great.
Their “this afternoon” can be 3 afternoons from now.

In the words of Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part.”

Also, here in Idaho, insurance companies won’t cover some tests for cancer just because you have a family history of one particular cancer.
You have to have symptoms first.
Hhhmm. By the time you have the symptoms, it’s nearly 99.9% too late.
I wonder how that works out…

Be safe. Be happy. Love and be loved.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

4 thoughts on “A WEEK IN REVIEW

  1. I remember that story. It’s ever so true. Some wait to be saved and never noticed all the folks that came to save them.

    Insurances companies find it far cheaper to let you pass on then to pay for the tests. Bless their hearts.

    Have a fabulous day, Karen. I’ve missed you, but I know you’ve a lot going on. ❤❤❤


    1. Thank you for understanding, Sandee. ❤ – That story will forever be true and I think everyone should read it or be told it. We all get so wrapped up in our own stuff or too prideful. I think part of the reason we're here is to share our love for one another and bear each other's burdens when we're able. – And ya' know, that's so right on those insurance companies, Sandee. They sit there and line their pockets while others are lining coffins. It makes me so angry. – I'm already working on a post for tomorrow. Go me. 🙂 Thank you for reading. ❤


    1. Does that mean you’d miss the canoe, the boat, and the helicopter? 😉 – My brother in law told me that story so many years ago and I never forgot it, AND I paid close attention from that day forward. Definitely, a life lesson that has served me well. I’m very fortunate to have my lit’l sis and her hubs in my life. They are definitely the kind of people that help lay stepping stones rather than throw bricks. ❤



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