Saturday morning we were in the car
riding up a main highway when out of the
blue my neck began to hurt.
I figured it would straighten itself out
but by Monday I could barely move it.
I was grabbing my chin to turn my head.
lots of use. Alternating with ice and heat
until the Memorial Day Holiday was past and
I could get in to see someone.
Then the debate came...Traditional Medicine
or Chiropractor. I decided to try the Chiropractor
first since they had helped me before Christmas.
Yesterday I saw Dr. Jessica.
She really did help...It is going to take
several trips, though,
because it is really bad.
Stress, I guess.
When it started on Saturday Warren and I
were talking about whether I should apply
for this job or that job.
Hmmm...maybe it is not time for that quite
yet. The idea of leaving my teen girl on
her own for many hours just doesn't sit
right. She is such a great girl and I really
want her to continue to have our support and
accountability to stay that way.
So...I believe I will continue to work at home
and trust God to meet our needs.
He has always been faithful.
Now, if you would just pray with me that I
can totally depend on Him.
So, anyway, back to the pain in the neck...
Mom had driven me to the Doctor since my
neck was on the fritz and driving did not
seem like a great idea.
On our way home an
anxious driver was breathing down our bumper.
Mom was feeling the pressure and spent a lot
of time looking in her rearview mirror when
out of the blue we came up over the top of a
hill to a line of stopped traffic. She braked...
hard! We stopped in time to miss the car in front
of us. I watched in the side mirror as Mr. Anxious
came screeching to a stop just inches from our back
bumper. Wow! We were scared.
A reminder that things can happen...
Later that evening we all piled in the car to go
out to Plain and Fancy, a most delightful restaurant
that we visit once per year with a great coupon,
and passed that spot on the road. That guy's skidmarks
are very long.
Maybe he will be more aware next time.
Now to the new friends part of this long post.
At Plain and Fancy you sit at a table with
perfect strangers. We enjoy this because most of
the time you are set with tourists who are experiencing
our area for the first time. Last night it was a
lovely family from Houston, Texas. Just so happens
that they homeschool also. We hit it off right away
and are so thankful for the opportunity to get to
know them, even if it was just for dinner.
We were so caught up in conversation even as we left
that I totally forgot the cell phone.
It was only when we got home that it occurred to me
to look for it. Alas, it was nowhere to be found.
So I called it.
A woman answered and said she had found it at
Plain and Fancy.
She wondered if we were close.
I told her where we live and it turns out
she is practically a neighbor.
We agreed to meet at the Turkey Hill in
Quarryville at 10pm.
Scared me just a bit.
Scared me just a bit.
Looking for a total stranger at night at
a local hangout. But the very lovely lady
showed up, waved the phone at me and I felt
safe to get out of the car. Turns out she is
a manager at Plain and Fancy and this isn't the
first time she has helped to return a phone to
a patron. Well, I offered her cash and candles
for her trouble...she would only take the candles.
So, we experienced both the good and the bad
in people out there yesterday.
Contrasting a rude driver
and a friendly restaurant employee
who goes out of her way after a long shift.
I still believe there are more beautiful,
friendly and caring people although it would
be easy to forget that some days as the negative
grabs your attention.
Have you met any great strangers lately?
Want to share?