Snow and TearsMarch 3, 2009
So as most people know by now Greenville got dumped with snow yesterday. I love snow. But the one thing that stinks is my job. I love nursing but sick people don’t go home when the weather gets bad. Nurses and all staff are expected to be there. I know I would want my family member to have a nurse. So, when I am at work for 12 hours I may not even look out a window. I heard predictions of snow but did not even know that anything was happening until friends started getting pictures via cellphones of the snow.
So 7pm comes and praise the Lord all the nurses come in. So guess what? I can go home. They all said the roads were getting bad but I was not going to stay at work. No No No. I would rather wreck my car than stay at work. So the long trudge home begins like this. Crank car at 7:15pm sounds bad and is cold so I let it warm up. Next, turn on Chris Tomlin so I can praise Jesus all the way home!! Apply seat belt and place phone nearby. Say a prayer for safety. I get out to Augusta Road and there is large processional of hospital staff going down Augusta Road. I make it slipping and sliding. Turn right onto Mauldin Road and get behind a truck which is making large tracks. Try to stay behind this truck which helps.
In homegroup we talked about how decisions we make impact our lives. Even simple ones. How God guides us away from things we may not even know. I knew God was there with me but could not decide whether to get on I-85 or go through Mauldin. Well no one was turning onto the interstate so I follow the cars through Mauldin. Once I got stuck. I mean stuck like you get out of your car and don’t know what to do. Another guy was stuck so I just sat there and prayed. I turned the wheel and gunned it and got out. Praise Jesus. This incident was right near the poo poo plant. If you live in Greenville you should know where this is. What a horrible place to get stuck. Okay okay I will end the suspense. After much sliding I made it home in 1hr and 5 minutes at 8:20pm. My usual time is 20minutes. I made it home safe and sound but with tears in my eyes.
You know it is hard to drive with tears in your eyes. Off goes Chris Tomlin on goes peppy music. Chris does it to me everytime. Why was I crying you ask? Well see my dad is sick. I kdon’t know how much longer he has. He is having trouble breathing now which saddens me. The reason I was upset is that I know he would want to help me now but can’t. See we had a rough relationship in the past but are good now. So being in the snow, frigtened and alone I thought who would I call? I have no husband and I have no Dad who can help me. God spoke to me and I know I have a heavenly father who will always be there for me. What is awesome is that God has placed men in my life who have agreed to help me if need be. Mr.Coffey and Mr. Williams both said they would be my stand in helper. So thankful for them!! Tonight I am sitting her thankful to be warm and at home.