Life During Covid-19 Part 14

23 May

…And We’re Still in Florida

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the purpose of the LORD will prevail.

Last week I was confident I would be writing from our home in North Carolina but as Proverbs 19:21 explains, many plans are made but the purpose of the Lord will prevail.

Last Sunday we were all set to leave the following morning except for some final packing. Allergy season has been rough this year and Sunday afternoon, the wretched oak pollen destroyed me, sapping my energy.

Monday my husband awoke with breathing issues, so we pushed our leave taking until Tuesday. Tuesday morning our daughter informed us that during the night she had experienced nausea and well, you know, the other stuff. We decided a road trip with limited facilities available wasn’t a good idea until we could confirm her malady wasn’t contagious.Thankfully, she wasn’t contagious but she was quite ill and being a mother, I didn’t want to leave her on her own.

Now you know, this story has to come around to my hair.My long, unsightly hair.

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

At the end of the previous week my hair stylist texted me with an appointment date of May 21st. With great sadness I turned it down as we were not going to be in Florida. I decided to stop fussing about it and put God in charge of my hair. I felt excited about who I would meet in North Carolina to do my hair.

Wednesday, our daughter was still unwell so I decided to text my hair stylist to let her know I was in town and available, hoping she might have a cancellation. She replied with a date the following Thursday, May 28th. I really didn’t want to commit to staying another week. I asked my husband’s opinion and suggested we pray about it then see if we are in agreement.

All afternoon, I dithered. Leave on Thursday or stay another week. Groomed hair or cool mornings on our mountain house porch. Late in the day I decided that if I had put my hair situation in God’s hands, who was I to grouse over the extra days in Florida?

When I shared this with my husband, he agreed. And since we are staying longer, I was able to get him a doctor appointment that was cancelled due to the lockdown. Our daughter is recovering and returned to work. We will be able to enjoy being together in church Sunday after weeks of separation AND if the SpaceX launch goes as planned on Wednesday, we will be here for the return to manned space flight.

They say good things come to those who wait. I guess it holds true even if the waiting wasn’t the first choice.

Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2019 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

3 Responses to “Life During Covid-19 Part 14”

  1. Daniel Kemp May 23, 2020 at 10:49 am #

    I think divoran could be right.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. divoran09 May 23, 2020 at 7:04 am #

    I hope you’re compiling a book it’s all so good!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis May 23, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

      I’ve been watching a lot of ACORN TV, interesting to write as the English words flit through my mind along with Southern words.

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