Today’s visit to Children’s Hospital had an assortment of highlights and lowlights. We were told that the possibility of Nora’s heart causing her oxygen levels to drop is not likely. It is now being suggested that it is her lungs that are causing the problems. That news has had me in a funk for much of the day, or perhaps the way it was presented to us.
The highlight of our visit were a couple of people who recognized us from our blog. One was a sweet nurse and the other was the sweet mother of an adorable little boy who was boarding the elevator we were on. Our appointment had ended and we were anxious to get back home. I was feeling a little discouraged and sensitive there in the elevator. The elevator stopped on a floor to let some more passengers on. As the doors opened, I was met with the beaming smile of a woman who excitedly exclaimed, “Nora Rose!!” I had never met her before. When she introduced herself I immediately recognized her name as a new friend on Facebook. She had mentioned in her own post earlier that they too would be there at the hospital. That moment was another God hug. She explained in a message to me later in the day that she too had been feeling a little down. The chance meeting reminded her of God’s presence in our lives and the power of our faith. She worried that maybe she had overstepped her bounds by saying something to us. I assured her that was not at all the case, in fact, far from it!! I love to meet people who are following the blog and I promise we’re very approachable!
If you are familiar with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital you know that it is not a small place! Of all of the departments, hallways, corridors, rooms and elevators – you mean to tell me that our brief but substantial meeting was a coincidence??? We both needed that special moment. God knew that and cares about us so much that he would go out of His way to ensure that our paths crossed. Thank you, God!
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 NIV)