* is it wrong to take pictures in an ER? …

Posted on May 29th, 2009 by melinda in my not so normal family


What a day! First and most importantly at this moment in my life is … I am at home. I am not sitting in a cacuzzie at Frye South or any other mental institution. I realize it’s late and y’all may have been getting concerned that I had driven mini straight off a cliff on my way home. I didn’t. I’m actually doing ok. I haven’t talked to any of my other work cohorts but I assume they are ok too. I sure hope they are, I really couldn’t take anymore change today.


Y’all know how I’ve shared my opinion that God has a sense of humor? Well tonight was another one of those nights. I actually did spend my evening at Frye Hospital. Just not in the mental ward. My grandmommie, who fractured her pelvic bone on Mother’s Day, had to go back to the ER this evening. Her physical therapist was concerned she may have a blood clot in her leg. She didn’t. I am very thankful she didn’t (please reference above statement concerning no more changes for me today). Anyway, it just so happened that both of my aunts were busy, one was at a doctors apt. of her own and the other was in an Operating Room at the hosptial where she works as a nurse. She was not a patient. I have no clue where my uncle was … but I was next in the pecking order (Caroline got pecked to come help too & did so without complaint). Thus I spent my evening at the ER on a date with my grandmommie and my two aunts who got there quite quickly. As much as I have teased about being in the mental ward tonight, I found it funny that God would see fit to have me at the hospital with my family … maybe my prediction was right on the money after all. I’m sure it will turn out to be an expensive date, but the 6 hours we were there flew by, we got to visit & catch up and just spend some time hanging out. We don’t get to do that nearly enough. But mostly, it was a time to take my attention off of me, stop feeling sorry for myself and look around and see how much I truly have to be greatful for … and I really do have so much to be greatful for. I have spent a far worse night at that same hospital and being there tonight just seemed to help put things in perspective for me. Maybe it wasn’t God being funny after all … maybe it was God patting me on the back and saying “melinda, just look around you, never take a thing for granted … I’ve got your back and it really is all going to be ok”.

ps: it was not my idea to take a picture … any guess who’s idea it was?


3 Comments on “* is it wrong to take pictures in an ER? …”

  1. Bobbi

    Isn’t God great? I think it is wonderful that in times of turmoil, family injuries, and thoughts of future breakdowns, if we just stop to listen, God is there waiting ever so patiently to speak PEACE to our hearts. Oh what an awesome, loving God we serve. Way to go Melinda for stopping to listen and really hearing God when He spoke! Bobbi

  2. chrisi

    sounds like you had a wonderful night! and it was peggy’s idea for the picture. i’m positive.

  3. Jodie

    God has a way of tapping us on the shoulder(or slapping on us the back) when we need to focus on the positive rather than the negative, doesn’t he? He always knows just the right time to do it(right before the “nervous breakdown” is about to happen)I am so glad your Grandmommie’s test came back negative.

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