My daughter and I left late this morning for an appointment in Syracuse. Our scheduled time was 12:30 p.m. We arrived by 12:15 p.m. so all necessary paperwork would be complete prior to the actual appointment. Well, this all sounded good in theory but didn't happen the way we planned. We sat in the first waiting room until nearly 1:00 p.m., the second waiting room until after 2:00 p.m., and of course another twenty or so minutes in the exam room. We love this doctor and she apologized while opening the door to walk in and thanked us for our patience and smiles.
Life is about choices. I may not always make the best ones but if we are honest with ourselves, who really does? With the exception of Jesus, no one here on earth is without fault or poor judgment in their life - if not each day. My daughter and I laughed a lot, raced to post or text in between the Wi-Fi signal going in and out, visited with each other and the array of people in the various waiting rooms, and simply enjoyed our time together. This is the way it should be. After our five minutes with the doctor and the "See you next year.", we headed to do a little shopping.
We were a couple hours behind (as per our original plan) but didn't mind. My husband was still at work so all was good. I decided to surprise Mags with a little pre-school-school shopping. When I turned on the off ramp, her eyes lit up ~ she knew exactly why and where we were going. The next few minutes flew by with discussions of color schemes, shoes, and jewelry. As we approached the plaza and made our way in the drive we looked to the left, at each other, back to the left, and just laughed. One of her favorite stores was closed, the windows boarded over, and a sign saying to visit their store in Midler, New York. This was not our day. We visited the "5 Below" store since we were already there before we went for lunch.
We could have been grumpy and complained. We could have walked out because we were sick of waiting. We could have thrown a fit when the surprise was ruined by closure. We could of...you name it BUT we didn't. Instead, we chose to go with the flow and embrace the changes that seemed to rule our day.
Below are a few pictures ~ sometimes change isn't what we want. Waiting is difficult and a bother. Yet in the end, if we are trusting God and enjoying every moment, then all is good. Look at the blessings that happen when we wait.
Waiting for the miracle of life...
Praying for a missing loved one...
When life gives you lemons...make lemonade!
My goal is to embrace the change and unexpected...I might not always succeed but thankfully, tomorrow will provide the opportunity to try again!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323