Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Today I took a call from a customer who like many others called because her account was in serious arrears. She was afraid of having her service disconnected but during our conversation she mentioned she was just getting back from Disney World and having the time of her life. She and her teenage daughter went. But before you wonder how she could let her bill slide and go to Disney World know this; her daughter is in hospice and the Make a Wish Foundation had sponsored the trip as her daughter has a very short time to live. She left a very lucrative job to care for her dying daughter. She has spent countless hours at her bedside or taking her to tests, procedures and treatments, knowing that all these efforts would only extend her life by a precious few days, or perhaps only minutes or hours.
Her daughter, her only child would not bear children, much less graduate from high school and attend her prom. This would probably be one of the most precious memories of her life, a bittersweet memory to carry her through the rest of her childless life. As she entered her golden years she would not have babies to bounce upon her knee. She spoke with her voice breaking fighting to keep from crying.
As we set up a payment arrangement on her account to secure her service, I was forced to think about delinquent bills, credit reports and every day things and how they paled in comparison with the fullness of life. Our family is blessed with so many little lives. Joyous laughter and giggling, squabbles and making up are part of our daily routine and the knowledge that we can go to bed and do it all over again tomorrow. How good is that? Every day the many sad stories touch me and leave me humbled by the goodness which I am blessed with.
This post linked to Two Questions Thursday.
The photo above is borrowed from my friend Anne who is expecting her first grand (pictured). Congrats, Anne. Life is so much better with the little ones who make our days so much more. Now we can sit down and brag together!!
This question is for only parents or grandparents:
1. Do you think your child/grandchild is the most precious one that ever lived? Of course they are! :-)
2. Do you get tired of hearing the bragging comments made by other parents/grandparents? No, I just want equal time. :-)
I will apologize ahead of time for raving about mine. They make my day. Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!