Wednesday, May 11, 2011

90 degrees with snow flurries

Man, it's hot outside. I just saw a dog chasing a cat... and they were both walking! We've got record highs this week. I hate turning the air conditioning on this early, but it was just way, too muggy. In the midst of this scorching heat, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.

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Something outside caught my attention: for a second, it appeared that we had snow flurries. Big, fluffy snowflakes! I mean, it's so hot, that chickens are laying fried eggs, and it it's simultaneously snowing?! But that was just the petals from a Bradford Pear tree. Those beautiful trees seem to be all over the place now. The white petals make them very obvious. It's funny how I hadn't really noticed them before.

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Something else surprised me today. I received a call from a customer who talks slow and takes a lot of my time. I secretly wanted to hurry up and move him along. He said that his son, who is my age, is in the hospital with a brain tumor and has been given a 10% chance of surviving. Wow, that tore me up inside. I asked him if I could pray for him. That's all I could really do, but I was glad that I could do that much. He expressed his appreciation. Then I hung up the phone and cried. I'm not the weepy type, but this really got to me.

7 comments:

Denise said...

That's so sad about your friend's child. Tears at your heart to hear it. I'll say my own prayer for them tonight.

Chris said...

It will get everybody you know this sort of news... Life is sometime hard and there is not shame in being moved by such news...

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that's so sad...:(

sending my prayers their way.

Craver Vii said...

Thanks for your prayers Denise. God is good.

I appreciate your encouragement, Chris.

Praying is good, Betty. Sometimes that's the very best thing we can do.

George said...

It's been unusually hot here as well, but our Bradford Pears have been gone for several weeks.

imac said...

Hottest April here for 300 yrs.
Lets hope we still got summer to come but with rain too.

Heartfelt phone call that my friend, They say things happen for a reason, and sometimes we cannot for the life of us think why at the time.

Shammickite said...

You're hot? Pouring with rain and cold and windy here! The wettest May for years.
I haven't been checking blogs or commenting for a while, too much going on at home, but I'm back now and regular blog posts are starting up again.
I understand your tears. The knowledge that we are susceptible to whatever fate throws at us can bring on so many emotions.