Giving Comes Full Circle

Giving Comes Full Circle

There always comes a time that equalizes.  For all the times you gave, you’ll need.  For all the times you need, you’ll be able to give.  For the times when you’ve hurt and received comfort, you’ll be able to provide comfort in return to those that need comforting.  This I know because it often happens to me. Most of you know that at least two times a week I get a bath and go visit the little kids receiving chemotherapy.  These days are special to me because no matter how busy my momma might be at work, we’ve made a commitment to help ease the pain of others.  I like going to see the kids – they are fun and sweet, and sometimes their outlooks get better and they experience joy, if even for a little bit, while I am visiting. Lately though, things have been a little hard for me.  My kidney values have gotten a little bit higher and I tire more easily. It’s part of my journey.  I wasn’t born with stellar kidneys.  Most of the time I’m okay, but just lately, well, I’ve been feeling a little less happy, a little less Mattie-like.  So, on Tuesday when it was my time to go visit the kids, it wasn’t surprising to my momma when I just didn’t wiggle like I normally do.  I rolled over on my doggy beg and stayed there.  Momma knew.  She said, “Oh my sweetheart, you just rest and I’ll call and let them know you can’t come today.”  So with that, I snuggled up in my little bed and decided to...

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