A Special Gift

20 Dec

It’s been a month since my father passed away and frankly I’m not doing so great. I saw a grief counselor with our local Hospice today and I think he is going to guide me through the journey that only I can walk.

But earlier this week I received a gift that still renders me speechless. (For those of you who know me, that’s some feat!)

My sleep patterns are off. I can’t fall asleep until three or four in the morning even with the help of prescription sleeping aids. I usually sleep until eight or nine in the morning, but for the most part, I’m pretty sleep deprived.

Wednesday Hubby was out of town on a business trip. I don’t sleep well when he’s gone anyway, so I’d read, tossed and turned most of the night. When I finally went to sleep it was a deep sleep. The phone woke me around 8 a.m. I don’t even remember who it was or what they wanted.

I’m really bad about checking my voice mail which is a part of the phone system, but something told me to check it that morning. I had one message. It wasn’t anything important so I deleted it midway and hung up. It’s funky the way the system works: sometimes when you hang up before the message is finished the phone rings and the message continues until the end before it allows you to delete it.

So, I deleted the message and promptly the phone rang again. I knew I’d deleted it mid-message and expected it to be same voice mail. Boy, was I in for a surprise! Apparently, the next message in the queue was one left by Daddy several weeks before he died. I knew the message was there and had saved it, so I didn’t think it was a message from the grave, but nevertheless what he said was as applicable that morning as the day he called.

He said, “Hi darlin’. Sorry I couldn’t get to the phone when you called. Just wanted to let you know I’m ok and that I love you. I’ll talk to you later.”

WHEW! What a special gift — a blessing at a time when I needed the connection.

Our higher power works in mysterious ways. Thank you God for this unexpected blessing. I will always cherish it.

~ Kay

  1. Mel and BJ

    December 21, 2013 at 12:08 am

    What a wonderful gift. We love you very much. Remember I was able to save the messages using my flip camera and then burn it to DVD. You can probably do the same using your telephone.

  2. Linda Elam

    December 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Hi Kay,
    What a sweet blessing that was! God knew you needed that and He delivered..
    Merry Christmas to you and Greg..

  3. Laura

    December 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Powerful! Love and hugs, Laura

  4. inkgrrl

    December 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Aww. That’s wonderful! Serendipity indeed.