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June 15th, 2015 at 06:16 pm

Found myself looking today at all the reasons for feeling grateful..
A new colleague of mine at work, shared with me that a few months ago she had to leave her home taking her 2 children with nothing but a suitcase! She "ran away" in the middle of the night to get away from her abusive husband with only the promise of a safe bed for her and her children.
Imagine, the despair and how frightened she must have been. Well, she made it to our city and because she has a brilliant attitude has managed to get shifts as a nurse BUT someone told her husband where she was. Sadly, he arrived and beat her and has taken the 1 child and no-one knows where they are.
Not only has my colleague continued to work but her faith that God will provide and keep them all safe prevailed. She arrives at work with warmth and smiles for everyone.
So while we work ourselves out of debt and save like crazy for whatever, I find myself thinking of her and what she would say. I think it would go along the lines of "be grateful for what you have, tomorrow it may be gone..."
Tonight as I get into bed, I wont be thinking about my retirement, I will be thinking of her and praying that she gets her daughter back and that they are able to free themselves from this terrible curse.

3 Responses to “Gratitude...”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    That's a horrible story. I hope she gets a restraining order on him.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Gratitude is true - there's a saying I believe for the most part "be grateful for your life, it could be someone else's fairytale". I hope your friend gets her child back.

  3. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    Praying for your coworker now; good reminder to always be mindful of all we have! Even when we think we don't have much ...

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