Getting Closer

I’m watching yet another snowstorm come into our mountain town, with predictions of 12″ of snow or more over the next two days. So what am I grateful for? I have had two days of driving my own car and doing my own errands. Freedom, baby! It may be short-lived, but I experienced it, and I know there will be more.

I am hoping to go to our Sunday service this week if the walkways have been cleared of snow by then. I have missed seeing the people I care about and experiencing the joy of Sunday celebration.

My legs are stronger, and I believe I will be able to get up from the armless chairs at the Center without needing a crane or two young men to help me. More freedom to move about and go more places, and I am grateful for that.

The mountain road closures are still in effect due to washouts from the February 14 rainstorms. I figured out that seeing my son in Palm Springs will take an hour and a half drive, while getting to Redlands to see the other son may take up to two and a half hours. That may not seem far, but I have been spoiled by being no more than an hour away from each of them. This, too, shall pass, in two months or so.

On the work front, I have applied for positions in the desert area. There is an employer in Redlands who is interested in me when the next position (most likely per diem) comes up. I still need about a month to get my knees stronger for driving distances and overall stamina. Two errands in town currently tire me out! And yet I continue to know that the perfect part-time position is there for me.

I am thankful for supportive friends, good medical care, strong faith and a positive attitude. Thank you, God, for all of these and more!

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