Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Almost an Hour Late!

I posted earlier about the ladies' retreat that I was able to attend a few weeks ago.  This was the retreat where I was reminded to keep a "gratitude attitude". I and another lady from my church rode separately in her car because I wasn't able to get off work in time to leave with the church ladies in the van. 

First off, my husband calls about the time I had planned to be leaving.  "What time was I supposed to be home?" he asks.  "I was hoping to be gone in a few minutes, honey." I replied.  He still needed to leave work, drive home and turn around to take me to meet my friend.  That set us back half an hour, but I wasn't upset (too much.)

We met, loaded the suitcase, and got on the road.  Almost halfway there, I couldn't take it anymore.  This body that has birthed four children cannot travel very far without a potty break! (I use this as my excuse even though I've been this way since I was a child.)  Thankfully, my friend was extremely understanding, and we stopped for a quick break.  In fact, she needed a candy fix and, since there were no price tags on anything, had a tough time making a decision.  That set us back another 15 minutes or so.

About a mile up the road from the gas station where we stopped, traffic was almost at a standstill.  There were cars off to the side of the road, and no apparent reason for it at all.  As we were trying to forge ahead through the slow traffic, I looked out at the fields we were passing....
HAIL--the size of quarters and golf balls.  We'd missed it by about 5 or 10 minutes. Or, by about the time it takes to make a pit stop.  This is God's way of helping me to give thanks in everything! 


  1. Wow! Praise the Lord you weren't caught up in all that.

  2. so glad you missed it!! potty and candy breaks are definitely necessary!!