Friday, July 06, 2007

In the scheme of things

I did write a post yesterday, but I took it down. I realized I was being a bit whiny and I shouldn't have been. I saved it and may post it another time, but shortly after I posted it I checked my voice mail and found out that my friend's daughter is going into the hospital again. I realized that while I'm sitting here whining about furniture, they are dealing with much bigger issues and I really need to look at the big picture. My friend's name is Pam and her daughter is Kami. Kami has cystic fibrosis and has spent time in and out of hospitals most of her life and she is only 19. Between hospital stays she does breathing treatments and takes a lot of medicine to keep her symptoms under control. Pam and I became friends when we both taught at the same junior high. We discovered that we had much in common as single parents. Not only has she had to struggle with all the things that plague us single parents (loneliness, financial worries, depression, etc.) but add on top of that caring for a daughter that is sick most of the time and only has a life expectancy of 37 years. It's been a hard-knock life for both of them.
So today instead of whining, I'm going to appreciate what I do have. Pam and Kami came over on the 4th and Kami asked me to make her something religious for the next time she went into the hospital. I guess they didn't plan on it being so soon. I haven't decided if I'm going to make her a new rosary or give her one that she said she liked. I want to have it blessed, but today doesn't seem to be a good day to catch a priest or deacon. I guess it can wait a bit and that way I might be able to find the perfect beads instead. I'm going to head up to Amarillo shortly and do some shopping and then go to the hospital. If you're inclined to pray, I'm sure they wouldn't mind a few prayers.

1 comment:

abbagirl74 said...

Will do on the prayer.

You're entitled to whine.