Revelations from a Stuck Car

Much to the amusement of my family, yesterday I got my car stuck in our driveway of all places.  The reason it happened is because I was too lazy to wipe off my windshield completely and sort of “lost track” of the driveway.  Humbling, since I scold Drake all the time (and just this past Sunday) for not wiping the snow completely off his windows before heading out. Richard was going to pull me out, so I figured no one would find out.   I forgot the boys both got out of school / college early yesterday.  They took full delight in razzing me.  I was thinking, “really, it is not that big of a deal”.  The important part of the lesson is how I handled the situation.  Months ago, an incident like this would have thrown me in a tizzy and sucked my joy for a few hours. Excessive, but true.  Now, I was able to realize I wasn’t meant to be out on the roads and just needed to cancel my appointment.

I envy all those laid-back, type B, personalities who couldn’t imagine getting worked up over something so trivial.   People who know me know that I have always been squarely in the Type A camp.  I have been mocked for my color coded planners, my organized clothes closet, and planning my kids’ summer activities by weekly themes.  So yes, I like to plan, organize, manage situations, and know the outcome from the beginning. While I am slowly being weaned of these traits, I do revert back now and then.  Yesterday, I was trying to wrap up my future in a neat little package.  My next oncologist appointment is only three weeks away and it is probably going to take that long for my voice to heal, so why not get that PET scan scheduled so we can have an answer about my future by Feb. 12th.  Apparently, this is not going to happen as insurance may balk if the PET scan is too soon from the last one.  So it looks like the end of February. This is a mixed blessing.  Most of me dreads this PET scan because this is where the rubber meets the road.  If the cancer has metastasized, it will show up on this scan and that means more surgery, or worse yet, no surgery depending on the location.  However, what I am believing for is a clean scan!   More patient waiting, but I plan to use it as a joy, peace-filled time!


5 thoughts on “Revelations from a Stuck Car

  1. Jennster :) says:

    Praying with you and believing God for a completely clean PET scan at the end of February. Thanks for sharing your heart and what the Lord is teaching you. God uses you in my life ~ to teach, inspire, and encourage me. Also, you share stories with such a sense of humor. Thanking God for your playful and fun personality today!! You are a blessing!! Love you!!

  2. Denise says:

    You are so funny! I miss you oodles and oodles…especially at lunch. I always enjoy your stories! Praying that the PET scan is a good clean one and you can come back and add some much needed laughter to lunch! All of this inside recess is tough!

  3. Deb Homant says:

    Oh, Pamela! Really miss you and your funny stories! Hoping for a clean scan and some comforting news!

  4. Pamela you are reaching great goals. I pray the PET scan WILL be clear. And today you learned another of God’s way of saying, lay back and enjoy the simple things in life. I believe it was a God wink that you were not on the roads. Blessings from the power above and he will make you strong! I too had a similar situation when I got stuck on my road and could not get to work. But at least I tried and then believed it was all God and being home with my girls was awesome and we enjoyed doing nothing and watched movies all day and played games. Life is all about take a step back and remember who has the control. Love Ya!!! May God make the smiles of our day!

  5. Linda Van Houten says:

    A wonderful look into the life of Pamela –we all love you for who you are and for the person God made you to be. Don’t ever change. I pary for patience and never-ending hope for miracles and complete healing.

    Take Care –thinking of you always!

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