September is always a month of transitions. This year is of no exception. Within just the past month our family has experienced a wealth of changes.
First this past month we changed from being a family with a working air conditioner to one without. To change back to a cool air family was possible and in my viewpoint- mandatory. So, we are now the proud owner of a fairly clean piece of machinery known as Mr. Carrier.
Second, Mr. Carrier must have sent word that we were a really nice house to reside in because we then gave birth to an assortment of other new household items, including our soon to be new family member, Mr. New Roof. I decided to change the roof tiles from green to grey. I know you are shuddering at my exciting life right now.
We then decided to drive our son to Michigan State and of course, back home again. This is the part of the blog when I get to introduce our newest and best friends- the two truck drivers who saved the day. You see, we didn’t realize that hitting a median at a high speed when you are pushed off the road by an idiot that is texting causes a bent wheel as well as the other parts of the back of the car that makes it go straight. Lucky for us, the guy driving behind us on I-80 was adamant that we were in a FLC (Funny Looking Car) and motioned for us to pull over. So, we did at the first stop we could. A nice truck stop. Two wonderful drivers of awesome rigs ,who also moonlighted as mechanics, assured us that if we drove fairly slowly (say speed limit) and didn’t attempt any stupid turns, we would arrive home safely. I was so happy to be given the sacred trucker’s blessing that I offered to buy them coffee and lunch. Not being of sound mind, I missed the clue of them holding bags full of food and a cup of coffee while talking to us. (And if you are curious one was hauling paper and another sand for highway repairs!)
So on the week that we celebrate the Jewish Holidays I must relish in the changes that have entered my life. And acknowledge that even in a truck stop trust can be earned and kindness can be found.
L’Shana Tovah / Happy New Year
Louise Sattler is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, the owner of Signing Families and a radio personality. Come tune in soon to her new show on the HerInsight Media network starting this Fall. As always- bring the coffee!