Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Early Phone Call

When the phone rings at six in the morning, it usually isn't someone wanting to have a friendly chat. A week ago Wednesday, the phone woke me. I picked it up and saw Loverby's number. Instead of saying, "Hello" I said, "Did your motorcycle run out of gas again?" "No, it's worse than that. Someone turned in front of me - I'm in the hospital. Will you come and pick me up?"

His shaking voice told me to hurry. My one comfort was that he was able to call and the news wasn't from a nurse or an officer.

On the way home, I stopped at the scene of the accident trying to find his new prescription glasses. Shattered glass was mingled with broken reflectors and a headlamp. I didn't find his glasses, but in the rubble, sparkling to be noticed, was a heart shaped piece of windshield.



I'm a grateful wife, thankful for the miracle, grateful that the sacred was not torn from my hand. 





15 comments:

Kelly Sauer said...

oh my...

what IS it with accidents and losing glasses? I had the very same experience with my Pete...

I am so glad yours is safe today.

Maureen said...

That piece of glass, its heart shape, is a sign that you were meant to find.

So pleased to know your Loverby is ok.

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

Oh Kathleen ... A heart mosaic.

So glad your Loverby is in one piece.

S. Etole said...

So thankful that the heart that shattered wasn't your own.

togetherforgood said...

I'm so glad your sweetie is okay. Life is so fragile.

nance marie said...

still together

Simply Darlene said...

Oh my land miss Kathleen! Please give that man of yours a hug from me.

Thankful you heard the call. One time I was hospitalized and my hubs was sleeping with the ringer and machine turned off (he worked nights). I stayed there all day and then had to drive myself home from the hospital an hour away!

Blessings.

Melissa said...

so glad to hear you are both okay, such a lovely gift to find in the midst of this... hugs to you and Loverby <3

Louise Gallagher said...

Oh wow! How amazing and miraculous -- and I too am glad he's ok.

Hugs to you both.

Lyla Lindquist said...

Always there, for one like you who looks. So glad he's alright, and you.

Joyceann Wycoff said...

Kathleen ... I'm so glad the accident appears minor ... please update us.

BTW, that tempered glass is fabulous for art works. I use it in mosaics a lot.

Our thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Honey
What you found is such a special heart, an unbelievable message from above. He knew you would need it. and then for it to be beautiful also is an added blessing.
Hope Craig is improving fast.
Love
Mom

shrinkingthecamel.com said...

Kathleen - Hoping by now he is recovering well. Thank God for signs and miracles. And for someone who searches and takes notice.

Megan Willome said...

Thank you for including that photo of the heart-shaped piece of glass. That says so much, doesn't it?

I hope your man gets better soon.

Craig said...

Thanks all for you Loving encouragement to my Bride. I believe there is hope. I got to sleep in bed last night for the first time! The rib cage didn't move around much. (: