Apr 19, 2012

Room 654 . . .

Believe me . . .
I know life isn't perfect. I'd even venture to say it is rarely perfect. To make the best of it and muddle through just this side of miserable, I've embraced optimistic perspectives like: life is what you make of it, life is what happens when you're making plans, life is a journey, live in the moment, count your blessings, and many others.

But . . .
every now and then, quite unexpectedly (always unexpectedly because it can't be planned), there is a fleeting glorious delicious BURST of perfection . . . . yes, only a moment, a few moments, an hour, an afternoon or evening, rarely longer than an afternoon or evening. And you know . . .

You just know . . .
there is something Divine. There IS something. There is some kind of mystical magical all knowing force that put you right where you are supposed to be, learning what you are learning, doing just what you're doing. And all of those failures and struggles and pain were part of what got you to this brief but perfect NOW.

And it's all worth it . . .
because you know it's NOT fruitless and meaningless. You know there's purpose - this chaos DOES have order. This, and that, and that all happened because if they hadn't you wouldn't have ended up here, at this rare amazing glimpse of perfect, at this "ooohhhhhh, that's why" understanding. And I don't know about you, but that is where my hope comes from and my faith is reinforced.

Tonight happened for a reason . . .
and I know partly why. And I know someday I will know even more why. This beautiful creature that the Universe entrusted me with 18 years or so ago came home and shared the most beautiful experience I've had told to me in quite some time. She wrote it all down, and in words I can fully see printed and published in a book someday described the magic of Divine. She told the story of how a man she would have never met in any other way was put in her path tonight. In great and beautiful detail she wrote and then read to us the stories told to her by an elderly British patient she talked with while volunteering at the hospital tonight. A man she would not have met had she not accidentally ended up working on the wrong floor due to a confusing construction sign left in the elevator. (see? Divine intervention) For two hours he summed up his long, BOLD, and truly-lived life, powerfully highlighted with advice he somehow knew she needed. I mean, it was the absolute advice she needed to hear . . . right now! AND SHE KNEW IT. She knew it as it was happening . . . they were thrown together for her benefit. It was not accidental. It was a gift. It was meant to be. She didn't talk much, he knew very little of her story and yet he seemed to know exactly what he should tell her.

And so . . .
tonight we listened as she read 7 pages of stories and character observations and bits of conversations she had with other patients that spilled out of her as soon as she got home. We laughed and we cried and we sat there listening, knowing this was kismet, THIS was magic, THIS was perfect. This is the proof that all will be okay, EVERYTHING is just part of the journey. And I was incredibly proud and satisfied that she got it, that she understood, that she saw Divine with her own heart and soul. She knows she has a purpose and the rest is just adventure from here on out.

Thank you, Universe, for sharing Lauren with me.
Thank you, Universe, for sharing Room 654 with Lauren.

14 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

Wonderful and profound!! PTL! for 654!
I love these moments...and to hear that it is all in the plan and everything will be alright...is a great thing.
Thank you for sharing!
Hugs
SueAnn

Sherry said...

I believe in divine intervention and that this happened to your daughter and at such a young age is profound. There is no question that when we need something and ask for it quietly in prayer or out loud, or seek it without being aware that we are...the answer is sent to us. There are no coincidences..there is a plan to everything. What a beautiful revelation for your daughter and for you. xo

indybev said...

Neat story, Marsha. Yes, often what we consider serendipity is truly divine intervention! Thanks for reminding us!

Sandy said...

Marsha, I am not good with words but your words about Lauren were beautiful! So magical and empowering, give her my love!

Painting Queen said...

It is divine that she heard what she need to hear when it was placed before her, and it is divine that she had you to share and appreciate that miracle moment!

WW said...

Marsha....that's wonderful. You wrote that sooo beautifully as well that I could feel the emotion that must have happened at that moment.
I really believe that there are answers out there for our questions...we just have to be open to seeing and hearing where it comes from. It can be so very quiet and unexpected. How lovely your daughter was listening!

Lee said...

I love that she was aware enough to know this was something special- kudos to you, Mom!! I have blogged about that lately too- that moment when you get the tap on the shoulder and you PAY attention to it.

I am a nurse, and I meet so many amazing people! Stories are told and hearts are touched. The fact that she wrote it down means she can re-live it someday, maybe when she needs it again!

Balinda said...

What a beautiful blessing that your daughter knew to listen to the unspoken cues.♥

mary bailey said...

Such good news Marsha! Maybe Lauren's guardian angel decided it was time for a heart to heart talk :-) I suspect the Universe has big things in store for Lauren and this was just a nudge to get her back on the right path. So glad you have been given this gift of grace!

Flutter Before You said...

What a delightful and inspiring post today. I truely believe that everything happens for a reason and there are signs everywhere,everyday.I love it!

. said...

Beautiful Marsha - thank you for this story, for having the 'eyes' in your soul that look and find these events and then the ability to share them with us! I am doubly happy Lauren was at the end of this rainbow.

Linda Cain said...

Simply and beautifully written. Brings tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart. So happy for all of you.

~Linda

Polly said...

although I don't believe in a 'divine intervention' I believe that there are times when the right things happen at the right time. I guess I call it serendipity. Such a beautiful story - sending love to you and yours!
x

Nikki Smith said...

This sounds so magical, Marsha! It's those moments of delightful serendipity that make you see the wonder in the world again with fresh eyes. I'm glad that your daughter was able to make such a wonderful, unexpected connection and to share it with you (and all of us). :)