Back to the fun! The lab tech was having a bad day or maybe she is just a very unhappy person but it was obvious she did not enjoy our humor. Kolby wanted me to take her picture as she was getting her blood drawn. The lady acknowledged by her expression and sharpness in her question that was a strange idea. When Kolby wanted me to hold her hand, the lab tech expressed she would have to be a big girl because she needed to draw blood from that arm. Being my darling, gentle self (ha), I told her I would hold her other hand. When she went to draw the blood, I believe she enjoyed jabbing the needle into her vein and when the blood did not flow, she enjoyed digging for it. It looked painful and the lab tech looked like she was finally having a good time! We really tried to engage this woman. I do not know her but she seemed unhappy and hurting in some way. I hope our humor and laughter encourages her the rest of the day. She could at least be thankful we left!
“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. Prov. 14:26”
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov. 15:1”
“In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity. And by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil. Prov. 16:7”
“He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive. Prov. 17:27-28”
“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression. Prov. 19:11”
Kolby and I had to sit and wait for the lab results. The lab tech was supposed to run them in the office but she sent them out instead. This caused us to sit for a couple of hours. Now when the Dilbeck's are in a small room with no windows for a while our strange humor begins to take over. We laughed as we thought about our experience with lab-zilla. We sang songs. We talked about Kolby’s childhood. Kolby gave me a new name, Anita-(I need a...) We bonded. We make faces and finally we played tic tac toe and hang man on the table paper cover.
It was just enjoyable to be stuck in a room with my 18 year old daughter.
“Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You, In the presence of the sons of men! Ps. 31:19”
Our family dynamics are changing. The last child is graduating. I'm really not sure how I feel about this, as I have not put much thought into it. Maybe I'm a little scared to think too deeply about it. After all raising our kids to leave is really the goal. She loves the Lord. She walks and serves Him daily. We are blessed to be given a "Kolby" as our child.
“Even a child is known by his deed, whether what he does is pure and right. Prov. 20:11”
“He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness and honor. Prov. 21:21”
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you: Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3”
I hope each of you can find joy in the mundane things of life. I think we need more doctor appointments or at least need to take the opportunities to sit as prisoners behind four walls staring into the face of each other.
Take that time today!