I’d Rather Have the Pancakes

This week I took mom to a doctor appt. Then after we went to lunch.  It was a long appt, so lunch was necessary.

I ordered a half turkey ciabatta sandwich with a Cesar salad and she ordered eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and a pancake (she ate maybe and 1/8th of what was on her plate). Looking at her meal vs mine, I’d rather have the pancakes.

While sitting in the waiting room for the 2 hours it took for her scans, I met a couple of ladies.

One older and one around my age. The older gal was in and out because she was having tests done as well. The other gal though,  I was able to chat with.  It was a huge blessing to connect with her.

From the sounds of things, she and I could have lived in the same home as children and our adult lives seem to be very similar as well.

I am not the kind of waiting room attendee that will strike up a conversation with those around me.

I was all set to sit in silence for the next 2 hours with my kindle and my phone, but the Lord had other plans.  Big surprise.

At the end of our time together, we exchanged blog websites. Not contact info, but blogs.  lol  That’s funny to me really.

Since she left before me, I logged on to her blog right away and instantly connected to her.  It’s odd how the Lord does that to me.

She is the second person in the last year that I had an instant kindred spirit type connection with.  I do hope I can meet up with her in the future.  She has a lovely blog, Honey and the stone.  You should check it out.

So this chance meeting the Lord brought me to was encouraging to me and gave me great joy.  I was also able to leave behind some nuggets for the older gal to chew on as well.

From hearing my story with my mom she realized she didn’t want to be a burden to her children. She saw that she needed to make a couple life changes to keep herself healthy.

Mind you, she is 80 and looked 60 to me.  lol  But she felt she should eat better and get more exercise. Maybe utilize that treadmill with dust all over it that she has.  Funny.  I hope I look that good at 80.

Sitting at the diner with mom. Looking at her pancake, wishing I could have ordered a stack instead, I coupled the fact that there are so many things in our lives that we wish we could have or do. ( Like the sitting in silence in a waiting room or eating a stack of thick, fluffy, sweet and sticky pancakes), that the Lord steps in and has other plans for us.

If I had stayed in the larger waiting room like I planned I would have never met a kindred spirit.  And those pancakes, well they would have put me well past my calorie goal for the day and I would have ended up feeling defeated in my efforts to loose this “grief” weight that I’ve gained since daddy passed.

So really, His ways are higher than my ways and His thoughts are higher than my thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9New International Version 

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

These verse seem to be a reacquiring theme as of late.

Have you ever had a chance meeting with someone that you just felt so attached to? How did things work out for you?

Please share your experiences in the comment section. Have a lovely weekend.


*note: my series on the Bible Study Breaking Free by Beth Moore starts next week. I do hope you will stop by to see what I’m learning. My hope is that you will be encouraged 😊

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