Every day when we wake up, it is a clean slate. Oh we have made plans and scheduled events, but as my mom always told me, “man proposes, God disposes!”
Nick woke us up last night at about 2 am coughing and sneezing. We did get back to sleep after a little while, but this morning it was obvious that a Hospital Emergency Room visit was now on our schedule. His breathing was labored and he was lethargic.
The priorities of the day immediately shifted and we quickly got ready to go to the hospital.
On the way Nick asked for the radio to be on. It was a nice distraction. The second song was ‘The Dance.” By Garth Brooks. This particular song is a sort of anthem to Nick and our family. Nick loves it. I felt great comfort at that moment. It was one of those situations, too amazing to be mere coincidence. I felt like God was telling us that He was aware of Nick and of Arden and I in the midst of this stressful time.
It is important to plan and schedule otherwise it would be difficult to navigate all the things we need to do in our modern world but sometimes we are reminded that control is an illusion and all we really have is the present moment.
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