the rest of this week,,,
trips to the hospital to visit my dear neighbor
who fell and fractured her hip,
another person that i'm fond of, broke her hip
and had surgery yesterday.
i know my way around the hospital,,
from my mother's operations
and my own emergency last year.
i also know how important it is to visit the sick
with a spirit of gentleness and reassurance,,
with prayers and hope.
i know about
the beeping machines and nurses that come and go
and keep one up all night,,, about
the discomfort and pain,, the terrible food.
i will run to visit someone in the hospital.
there is something in me that wants to be part of
the healing. i'm not called to be a nurse,
but it's a spiritual call.
tomorrow should be lighter fare,
i'm throwing my sister a little birthday party.
plan to bake her a hummingbird cake
and make firecracker punch.
i have a great gift for her too.