Monday, June 8, 2009

Dear Swine Flu

It's hard to believe that a month ago I was blogging about my hatred of the swine flu, followed a few days later by reports of the cancellation of my trip. Now no one even gives the swine flu the time of day and considers it old news. I can't believe that I would have been returning from Mexico yesterday. It feels like it was a lifetime ago. Rather than be too sentimental, I have composed two different letters to the swine flu. *clears throat*

Dear Swine Flu,
  I hate your stinkin' guts. You make me vomit. You are the scum between my toes.

then I decided to stop being bitter.

Dear Swine Flu,
  Thank you for canceling my trip. Yes, that's right, I said "thank you". Bet you never thought I would say that. Well... I didn't either. Thank you for giving me this month to spend with Timmy. Two weeks would not have been sufficient time for building a whole relationship back that could withstand a month in Costa Rica and 414.39 (but who's counting?) miles between our schools. Thank you for giving me this wonderful time to be with him. Thank you for allowing me to do this Bible study with Mary and Kelly. It has been such a great thing for our relationships with each other and I am so thankful for them and the opportunity to do this study together. Thank you for allowing me to spend time with Coach, Jess, Kirkland, and Charlie. That is such valuable time to me that is too few and far between. Thank you for allowing me to go to Woodstock's graduation and the beach with the Tottens. Such a fabulous time with a fabulous group of people. Thank you for allowing me to go to the Hillsong concert for  possibly the best night of worship I have ever had. I'm sorry for all of the mean things I said about you. Though I will not extend friendship to you, please forgive me.

God is so good dear friends, so good!

1 comment:

  1. Isnt' it awesome how God can work all things for good?:)