Sep 29, 2017

Grateful ~

Never regret a day in your life.  Good days give you happiness, bad days
give you experience, worst days give lessons and best days give memories...

As Arvid and I were having lunch yesterday, my phone rang.  I looked at
it and the picture of my sister's face lit up the screen.  Yes, it was Nirvana calling
me from Puerto Rico.  My first reaction was that this was a mistake, but as I
swiped the phone and heard her voice our day just got better.  The call
was short, but I heard her voice.  She was not hysterical. She was not
crying.  She was matter of fact and she was the one reassuring me. 

I wanted to cry.  It was just the most wonderful feeling in the world to
hear her voice.  Of course I right away called my parents and let my sisters
know what was going on.  Nirvana can only manage one call out at times, and
whoever the call goes through to is the lucky one.  It was my lucky day today. 

I am in a state of pure happiness, and if that were not enough to make this day
special, she managed to find a Wifi connection.  We all texted for about five
minutes before she "disappeared"  In those 5 minutes we learnt that J
managed to make the line at one of the restaurants open, and
after a few hours on the line he was able to get a pizza.

  Yes they will be having a "hot" meal tonight.  Also I found out that
J managed to get some gas to fill in their car.  The blessings are just pouring
in right now.  Nirvana also texted a few pictures of the military planes
flying over Puerto Rico carrying supplies for everyone.  This is a
very good day for the island and definitely for our family.

The struggle is still real, but today we take comfort in knowing that
our loved one is doing "OK" under these circumstances.  It all we can
ask for and for that we are grateful.  What are you grateful for today?

A thankful heart is a happy heart.  Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
If the only prayer you every say is "thank you" that will be enough...