Deb Brown, Kelly, Scott
and all the staff there
“off the hook fabulous”
Professionals that came to the
just the best ever!
What a lovely welcome
absolutely awesome day was had
as they worked and dug deep
to restore the passion
that fuels them in the hard work being done
4 of these wonderful people drove
DROVE 4 HOURS to be there at 8 am
to spend the day
I was honored by all.
Professional psychologists, nurses, therapists,
trauma workers, Hospice workers
for all you bring every day
to those you provide care for!
I was on the road at 4:15pm
for Grand Rapids
in that sweet red Mercury
as I reflected on the powerful day that we had spent together,
the sights, sounds and loveliness of
Traverse City, the home of the cherry!
CHERRY GARLIC BUTTER?
I bought me some!
Don’t have a clue what to do with it,
I now have some!
One last look at the waters,
off I go!
Grand Rapids bound I was…
Beautiful scenery, and I was thinking it was 2 lanes all the way,
all of a sudden it opened to 4!
I arrived at the Radisson about 6:30pm
checked in to a riverfront room
with a big ole’ bed that was calling my name!
had to go check out this river first
My view for today!
Then it was off to the restaurant
that two hour drive had me weary, hungry
ready to see what they are known for here
and to my surprise the
filet/lobster was their signature and on special!
Yippee I am thinking
and while waiting,
and a few texts, return a couple of phone calls,
while talking to EE in Colorado
with my earpiece in
as I sipped the first of my drink…
She told me a story
that tickled me soooo good
that I burst into laughter
almost choking to death!
As I realized that folks turned and looked at me as I became hysterical
looking as though I was talking to myself
and was lauging so hard I had tears running down my face,
“now that is just wrong”!!!
The waitress ran over and asked me
“what is wrong Dr Showalter”!
I then just completely lost control,
and assured her I was talking to a real person and showed her my ear piece…
But I must tell you,
EE, you really got me on that one!
Still grinning as I recall both your story
sitting alone in a restaurant spitting my drink
and howling at the same time!
Guess sometimes it just pays to have a real phone in hand!
laughter is the best medicine and the best sound in the world
and nothin like a good friend to make you laugh
and ease the stress of a long day
After a great meal, a fabulous day, and a long drive
it was time
for a good nite’s rest
and that bed was just awesome.
The only problem was this:
I was awake every two hours because of the temperature in the room! Try as I might to make the proper adjustments, it just did not seem to work. I tell ya, what a bed, but what a rotten night with the “ups and downs” as the temps just kept me from a bone crushing sleep!
I am most blessed to have had a bed to sleep in, a place to lay my head
free from threat, in safe surroundings
thanks to those
men and women who are in uniform
who are fighting to maintain
our freedoms in lands we cannot understand
the value of them being in.
Cuz Angie’s friend Matt is on his way home from yet another tour and we all hope he will return safely, and that he will embrace his children, his wife and family, friends and will be healed by their loving care and laughter.
Thank you Matt for your service
ALL THAT ARE SERVING
We want you home safely,
blessings to all of you
the families and friends
who are loving them at a distance.
It is now time for me to roll, it is time to set up the room with the hopes of another great opportunity to speak to folks
here as I look and see the sun has risen
it’s time to get
The sage is lit, prayers on the winds today to all who gather here,
to Mom who is having some outpatient surgery today, please hold her up,
along with the many who are walking difficult paths out there,
and those who are doing some hard work.
Walk In Beauty
YOU are all that you need to be to do more!
Enjoy each breath…