Sorry I’m a day late for the Five Minute Friday Prompt. The prompt is Grace.
Twisting and turning through the unfamiliar neighborhood. One way streets and detour surround me. My neck and shoulders tighten, wondering how do I get out of this place? The GPS has me going around in circles. My temples are throbbing, my eyes are tearing up.
The GPS is thrown to the backseat of the car. Taking a deep breath, I ask God to take over. Give me grace. I have 15 minutes to get to Hoboken and my way isn’t working. Show me the way.
A sense of clarity and calmness overwhelms me.
Forget the GPS, follow the street signs. You will make it in time.
The visiting hour will be over in three minutes. Just enough time to see my son, A.
A. spots me, giving me a quick smile. He’s much calmer than a few days earlier. “Mom, you’ve got bad timing. I’d like to talk with you, but I’m in the middle of playing Yahtzee with my new friend.” After he gives me a brief, tight hug, he scampers back to his room, the heavy hospital door closing behind him.
He’s finally made his first friend.
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