It’s 5:34 a.m. when we spontaneously awaken, aware of each other as the covers rustle with movement.
We’ve beaten the clock alarm. Again.
Our dear friend had a chemo therapy session – his 5th one, staring down the barrel of wellness to hit a bulls eye. My husband was to be his faithful companion, to bolster him throughout the lengthy, sometimes problematic, session. Again.
Check-in for the hospital session was 7:30, and the drive was across town. My husband planned departure from our house at 6:15 – he left at 6:12.
There was time for a shower, coffee, full breakfast and a fistful of pills – along with morning devotions to our Lord. There was time for us to be a unit of support: for each other, our friend, and everyone we know.
Because we work up early to give this commitment our time.
One could say it is the force of habit or a desire for perfection. But I know it to be other: it is the power of intention.
Yes, my friend, Intention can be set. Be aware of what you want – and get it.
Isn’t it amazing, that when we roll out of the sack for such noble things as helping a friend, it really doesn’t matter what time the clock reads. Time means nothing when placed upon the altar of friendship. As the song goes, “It’s no sacrifice at all.” Bless you, friends! Jimbo
Thanks, Jimbo and Jo, too. We are blessed with your friendship – and will likely beat the alarm when we head out on the road to come to visit you Saturday. Woohoo!
First time here and your writing style is beautiful. I love it. You are a true free spirit! Keep it up PJ 🙂
And, the compliment comes back to you, with your commitment to write ‘short, but sweet’ for 30 days. In America there is NANOWRIMO, which is when authors attempt to write a 50,000 word story in 30 days…not I, said the little red hen.