Tuesday, March 29


Our Lizzy friend-in-the-hospital has been moved up to the therapy floor. She will be there for some weeks to come

I have grand visions of doing whatever we can to make her stay less hospitalish. The main thing is to go down to visit once a week as long as she is there. We made it the first week, but missed out on the second week through a series of unfortunate events. It really is a big deal to commit the time and fuel to go visit. But if it were me (or my child), I would hope people cared enough to go anyway.

This morning, I was mulling over in my mind how to get down to Lizzy (with her gal pals in tow) this week. I came up with a wild idea, but then rejected it as way to complicated. So I called my husband at work and asked him if he had any bright solutions. Yes, he did, he always does! And like all of his ideas, it was solid but and workable. I was tempted to give my wild version to him as a counter offer, but decided to just go with his.

Less than an hour later, he called me back with a new idea to pitch.  It was precisely the idea I had cooked up and then abandoned as too rash. Ha! We do think alike!

When I got off the phone with him, I called Gina - the mom of Miriam, another of Lizzy's friends - hoping to snag her and take her along. Lo and behold, our mutual friend, Amber, was standing in Gina's living room at that very moment, ready to leave with Miriam and head down to visit Lizzy.

So, that was four of us all on the same wavelength this morning. In the end, Amber went with my daughter and Miriam. And they had a grand time. The did their nails, and played card games, and giggled a whole bunch and got home way late. And I am sure Lizzy loved every minute of it.

I am grateful for a husband and friends who think like I do on so many things. That good ol' synergy is hard to beat! And I am grateful for the other Amber who was willing to make the drive this time. It is cool-like-goosebumps that we were all on the same wavelength at the same time. Call me naive and idealistic, but I would say that was inspiration. So, thank you, God, for putting us all on the same page!

What are you blessed with today?


  1. I am blessed to have a husband that gave me the idea to go see Lizzy since I was going to be in St. Joseph already today. I had no idea we were all on the same wavelength. It gives me happy goosebumps. We had a blast.

  2. I love what Elder Bednar says about distinguishing between your ideas and the promptings of the Holy Ghost. When you live a life of obedience and holiness, they are mostly the same. :)
    I'm glad your friend is recovering. You are always welcome to crash at our house with girls or children if you need to stay overnight. We have extra pillows, you know. :) (And I got the galaxy at Toys R Us in their science section for $5)


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