On a Teeter-Totter: My Life with (and without) God – Part VI

Teeter-tottering

 

We enjoyed some time of basic balance.

Like when you’re matched with someone of equal weight

On a teeter-totter.

 

But soon we learned that Alice’s father had cancer.

Colon cancer – very aggressive.

She took the children and moved in with her mom to help.

He made it through surgery, but something went wrong

And he ended up in a coma.

 

For six weeks Alice managed her father’s illness,

Advocating for him while caring for Sarah and Grace.

I came up on Sunday nights and stayed through Tuesdays,

The pastor’s version of a weekend.

 

It was winter time and the storms blew strong,

But we weathered them together, traveling the distance.

 

They discovered his chemo had induced the coma.

With time and physical therapy, he got better.

Alice and the girls returned home,

Eager for Spring, looking for new life.

 

Alice wanted more children.

It was her calling, to be a mom.

We became foster parents.

Shortly after being approved, we got a call.

Two sisters 5 and 9 needed a place to stay.

 

Jessie and Elena became part of our family.

They were with us over a year before

They found a permanent home.

 

Life was good.

God was in heaven,

And all seemed right with the world.

But I longed for more.

 

 

The story begins…

Out of Nineveh:  My Life with (and without) God – Part I

Sent to Serve: My Life with (and without) God – Part II

Prayer, Parenting, Pits, and Pills: My Life with (and without) God – Part III

A Clarion Call: My Life with (and without) God – Part IV

Alone in a Fog: My Life with (and without) God – Part V

The story continues…

In the Heart of the Finger Lakes: My Life with (and without) God – Part VII

Chosen to Adopt: My Life with (and without) God – Part VIII

Lost on Long Island: My Life with (and without) God – Part IX

 

 

image “Teeter-totter”  from Amy Fairbank in Andrew McMahon/Jack’s Mannequin/Something Corporate

3 thoughts on “On a Teeter-Totter: My Life with (and without) God – Part VI

  1. Some people seem chosen for the furnace of affliction, but thankfully, our Father has His hand on the thermostat and His eyes on the clock. Blessings on you Tony.

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