It’s been a pretty good day. It was slow but I had plenty to do. I knew it was going to be hot so I got it all done early and that was a good thing. Just after lunch I had 2 walk in customers and then my manager showed up. Now this man and I are like North and South. Oil and water. Beer and champagne. But we have always had a mutual respect. We share fun pictures of each other’s adventures outside of work and we have a few things in common. We both like to camp, fish and be out in nature but I’m pretty sure that where the similarities end. When I first met him I told him I would pray for him for something he was mad about. It was my normal response and I think it actually shocked me when he said something (I don’t remember what) that let me know he was not a believer. I said, well. I’ll pray that God reveals himself to you. He was making fun of me and said well how will I know when this reveal happens. And I said, God will come to you in a way you will understand. He just said ok, and the conversation was over. It wasn’t too long after that first conversation that he was in my office again and he asked me if I thought God would come to him as an animal. Huh? I wasn’t sure what he was talking about at first but then I remembered. I asked him why and he said he was in his garage a few nights back. It was kinda late and he was at his work bench. He said he’d had a few adult beverages and he turned around and there in his garage sat a beaver. I laughed and asked how many adult beverages he’d had and he said a few but the beaver was real and he just sat there. He said he tried to shoo it away and it wouldn’t leave. So he started walking toward the woods or water and the beaver walked with him. My manager stopped walking but the beaver kept going. Now I know this sounds really silly but he had pictures and the beaver was sitting in his garage and it walked with him to the woods/water. That was over 2 years ago and I have prayed for this man on several occasions for different things.
Today he showed me his vacation pictures and told me all about the beach and how there was hardly anyone around the whole week. We also had an in-depth conversation about my cancer and the treatment and if I would have surgery and when. He said I seemed in good spirits or something like that and I said, I have so many people praying for me that I have no choice but to be positive and being negative is just a waist of time and energy. Then he said, well if I prayed I would pray for you. And I said thank you, that means a lot to me. Then he said now if you see a beaver, you’ll know it’s from me and we both laughed! That my friends was progress and meant the world to me! It was a good day!
I’m off to bed. 5:30 comes really early when you’re use to sleeping until 7:30. Schools back in session! Be aware of the children flooding the streets to wait on their bus. We all want our littles to come home safe!
My blessing for today was to have had such a good conversation with my manager and we shared a few laughs too.