The Rope of “Political Correctness”


Have you ever tried to push a rope?

Have you ever tied something or even a friend to a rope and then attempt to push it in a given direction? I guess you would agree that it doesn’t work very well. However, if you pull on the rope, you at least have the chance of getting things moving in the direction you would like them to move.

A key question is:

Are you the puller of the rope or are you the one being pulled?

If you are the one being pulled, which in many cases we are all pulled from time to time, which direction are you being pulled? Are you aware of where you are headed? Do you know who you are being pulled along by? Have you peeled the layers back far enough to discover who or even why someone is pulling you?

In todays life in this country as well as many others around the world, people have been pulled in the direction of “Political Correctness” (i.e., PC). The “PC” movement is a force that is gaining momentum and goes unnoticed. It is as if it is pulling our rope and we don’t recognize that we are tied to it.

PC really is not the same thing as “Love for all.” PC keeps telling us that we should let everyone live and do as they desire. It is their choice. Live and let live. Stand to the side and say nothing. What they do won’t hurt me. We need to ask ourselves the question; But will it?

We can love someone, but do we let them jump off a cliff because they choose to do so just because it’s PC?

Now maybe everyone is not ready to jump off a cliff, but one can show love and compassion and still speak up on issues of life. It’s ok and correct to listen, to try to understand, to discuss and exchange ideas. It’s also ok to have an opinion and to speak up about it, to be heard by the minority or the majority.

Being PC should never stand in the way of doing what is right!

In the USA, 85% of the people believe in God. The people around the world that believe in God, or Allah or just in peace and the study of how to live in harmony accounts for a major amount of the worlds population. So why do we allow the “Political Correctness” to take over and pull our rope in it’s direction. It appears that small minority is in control and are changing our culture and directing what our future generations will become. All for what appears to make them feel good, that fits their agenda, their life style preferences, or their beliefs.

However, the minority has rights and should be heard. The majority also has rights and should be heard. Love and understanding should be embraced on both sides. Political Correctness should not play a role in shutting down one side or the other, even if both sides believe the other has it wrong. Peaceful protest should be allowed, however non-peaceful protest should be shunned by both side.

A question to ponder:

When will we drop the momentum of “Political Correctness” and allow love, understanding, compassion, and an openness to “Truth” to find its way back to the top?

If God is real, and I personally believe He is based on my discovery down both roads, then why should I not be taught about this in my schools today as a possibility? Schools are for learning. Just because you may not believe in God, does not mean that there is no possibly that He may exist. I would think that in either case, one would want to know both side, be allowed to make ones own decision, to be given all available information, and to make ones own discovery and choices.

It truly takes a level of faith either way. I just wanted to know as much as possible so I could place my faith where I believed it belonged and not be driven by the “PC” of this world. I want to speak up and not let “PC” get in the way of someone who should be given a chance to learn what I have learned. To gain the knowledge allowing them to make life decisions based on what they choose to believe, not on what someone else tells them to believe.

So ask yourself:

Will you listen and share?

Will you look for “Truth”? 

or

Will you stay in a comfort position remaining
“Politically Correct – PC”?

 

 

 

Breaking it Down: if we could just…


If we would allow ourselves to step outside our current life, dropping for a moment our inner thoughts, forgetting what we have been taught in our schools, our homes and step back from any religious beliefs we have, opening our mind to all we see, what would we like the world to be like?

With everything that is happening around this world, many times in the name of God, or some god, or Allah, or in the name of progressive evolution, one should wonder why. Why does man take something so simple to grasp, add his desires and then drive his agenda?  What is it that makes man’s desire to do evil, to hate, to murder?

If you are a Christian, you say you believe in God. Why do those that kill in the name of this belief, kill at all, when to be a Christian you are to love one another.

If you a Muslim, you say you believe in God. Why do those that kill in the name of this belief, kill at all, when to be a Muslim you are to love one another.

If you acknowledge that God exist, then you should show love to everyone.

What makes man behave as he does? What makes humans make up their own rules just to satisfy man’s own desires?

One of the most basic needs in life is to be loved by a mother or father, a brother or sister, a son or a daughter, a friend or a foe. Yes, even our enemy. If we loved our enemies and we were loved by our enemies, we would no longer have enemies. It makes no difference where in this world you live or what your beliefs are. Love enables each of us to grasp our desired happiness and defeat evil, to stop doing evil, to stop being evil.

Coming back full circle, we step back into our world realizing that love is drastically missing in so many places. We recognize that some force is driving man away from this simple principle of life. Is it intellect and a belief man has evolved and that some levels of man are greater than others? Is it the man-made rules in some religious belief that pits one against another? Is it a form of arrogance, conceit, pride or superiority that separates one from another? Is it aggressiveness versus laziness? Is it an evil force driving the wedge of hate and deceit into our lives?

This is a question we should ask ourselves?

To be loved one must show love remembering that real love is unconditional and real love expects nothing in return. If your religious belief, which includes all religions, (i.e. Christian, Muslim/Islam, Atheist, Buddhism, etc.) includes evil, hate, murder, then maybe you should rethink your religious belief and take a stand for “Love your neighbor” and bring this world back to what it was designed to be from the beginning.

What is Life Worth?


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“The Beauty Around Us”

Asking a hard question is not what most of us like to do let alone being forced to answer it. It is not what makes us comfortable and generally we avoid them if possible. However, sometimes the question is asked and we have little choice but to answer it. So what is life really worth?

If one is faced with making a decision about the importance of the life we know and the need to protect what we have or what we desire, how would we react?

Would we give our life for one last good meal?
Would we give our life for something we can experience only once?
Would we give our life for our wife or husbands safety?
Would we give our life for our kids safety and future?
Would we give our life for our neighbor in need?
Would we give our life for our country and its freedom?
Would we give our life for freedom around the world?
Would we give our life for our freedom of religion or what we believe in?

Just what is important enough to give our life for or to ask someone else to give theirs for or to just stand by while they do?

Ok, this is a heavy question I know. But how would we each react if faced with making a decision to live or to die trying.

Many lives have been lost over the hundreds of years of wars and feuds. Men and women have died protecting their families. Freedoms have been won and lost in the efforts that cost lives. To give of one’s life is no small deed and should not go unrecognized. Disrespect for those lost lives should not be tolerated. Those who take lives disrespecting others just to help themselves should be stopped. Each of us as people have rights and we should recognize how we attained those rights. For those that have lost their rights we should have compassion. To tolerate continued loss of rights should be condemned and stopped in it tracks.

“freedom isn’t free unless everyone is free”

In the beginning there was one man and one woman whether you believe in God or not. In the beginning there was freedom in the human race. What happened?

What in the “WORLD” is Happening?


So your mad at the world, made at your country, upset with the violence, discussed with the TV and radio media, disturbed with the politicians, and even angry with God. The church has let you down, your country is going to hell in a hand basket, you search for answers but all you hear are the issues. No answers can be found. When searching you only find reasons why every concept will not work leaving zero answers for a remedy. Pointing the finger is the first reaction of most and many times the only reaction. Every minority and majority wants their rights regardless of color, race, religion, way of life and could care less about anyone else as long as they get their way. Many times these different groups speak out against others just because they don’t agree with their point of view or beliefs even when they have never taken the time to understand each other. When a majority is made up of many minorities like the Christianity and Muslim religious beliefs, they don’t even agree with each other within each group. Everyone is out for themselves and strongly desire that the rest of the world believe their way of thinking but won’t give an inch towards comprehending the other side. All you see is hate and very little love. Kindness many times just doesn’t exist. One faith despises another – it’s their way or the highway in spite of the fact most of them preach “Love”. When will it all end????

Ok, I must stop myself. But does this feel like you on occasion or possible most everyday? So what are the answers?

1) Is it Gods fault that bad things happen?

2) Is it mans fault that bad things happen?

3) Is it money that drives everything?

4) What happened to: “Love your neighbor as yourself?”

5) What happened to: “Do onto others as you would like them to do to you?”

If we try to sum things up just a little we might recognize that if there is no God as some believe, than it must be man (man/women) that is messing with things and causing all the problems.

The other side of the coin is that there is a God (which many believe) that started everything. If He created everything and then added man (man/woman) then what we see is pretty good except for how man has turned out. So I would suggest that man again is the one that is causing all the problems. And remember that if you believe in God and follow the Bible or even the Koran, then it all started with just one man and one woman. Even science tells us that we all go back to one man/woman.

Suggestion: “If man (man/women) would use integrity as the model of how to live, would not this world be a better place?”

 

40 – Searching for Answers – The Other Side


Everyone had left and Joe and Tom continued talking about how everyone seemed so happy for Ann and Tom. I’m really happy Ann has such great parents commented Tom. They make me feel like part of their family. I wasn’t sure how they would handle the part about Ann being pregnant but it was as if they were ready to become grandparents. Joe looked at Tom and smiled as he made his way to the kitchen and started cleaning up the rest of the dinner dishes as they continued to talk. Joe’s mind was drifting into thoughts about Sarah and how much he wished she could have been there. Tom leaned forward in the chair and placed his elbows on his knees and placed head in his hands as he continued to absorb the idea that Ann and he would soon be married, living together and raising a child. Joe looked over and could see the smile on Tom’s face as Tom picked up his head and began to speak when Joe interrupted. Hey, you must be tired and I need to get some sleep or I will still be in bed when the girls show up for lunch. I am replied Tom. He managed to get up and as he headed toward his short term bedroom he stopped at the door and turned around. Joe I just want you to know how much I appreciate all your help. You are more than just a friend. You treat me like a brother and I want you to know… Joe interrupted adding; enough said my friend. I feel the same. Now let’s get some sleep.

Tom smiled as he turned shutting the door behind him and made his way to the bed. Before long he was sound asleep dreaming about the events of the evening. Joe cleaned up around the kitchen a little more and then walked over and sat down on the edge of his bed. It wasn’t long and he laid back, closed his eyes and was thinking about Sarah and how he couldn’t wait to see her tomorrow and tell her the whole store about the announcement and also his dream, but most of all just wanting to see her again. Before long he had drifted off into a much needed sleep.

Joe picked up his head and looked around and all he could see was a boulder staring at him. As his eyes adjusted to the light he could see that it was cradled into the side of a hill surrounded by some brush and a couple scrub trees. Something was telling him he had been here before. Surveying the area he couldn’t see anyone but he heard voices that sounded like they were just on the other side. Carefully he looked but still couldn’t see. He inched his way up the hill and looked over the edge. At first he had to let his eyes adjust to the brightness as the sun was setting behind what sounded like several people talking. As his eyes came into focus he could see someone sitting on a stone while several others were sitting on the ground. Listening he felt a sense of calmness and didn’t feel there was any threat, so he inched his way closer trying to hear what they were talking about when he heard the speaker that was sitting on the rock say; everyone, we have a visitor. His name is Joe. Come on over and sit down and join us. Joe looked closer and didn’t recognize who he was but felt compelled to join in and listen. Joe made his way to the edge of the semicircle and sat down on the ground as the speaker continued saying; we were just talking about how everything began. And as you all know you need to feel free to ask any questions and that includes our new visitor as he smiled at Joe.

Well as I was saying when my Father told me he had decided to create all of what you see, He wanted to have more than just something beautiful to look at. So He decided to add animals. One of the people sitting on the ground raised his hand and asked; when were people added? That is a great question. It was really one of the very last things we did. He decided to add people and make them superior to everything else he had created. He decided to make them like us. He wanted us to enjoy what He had created and not just wander around eating and sleeping. He wanted us to take an interest in everything. So He gave us a mind to think with and added desire to it so we would each have something special that was a little different for each of us. He designed us with the ability to decide how to deal with things around us. He had already created all the animals, the trees and flowers were here so He felt what would be better than to have all of you able to enjoy his creation along with Him. One of the people raised her hand asking what about all the bad things that has happened? Well that is the result of some of his creation prior to each of you. When He created us and enabled us to think for ourselves, He gave us the freedom to choose right and wrong. This is something that He believes in very much. He doesn’t want to tell us what to do. He just wants us to do good because we want too. He wants us to love him for whom He is. This is what He did with all of his angels also. He created them to be his helpers. While He doesn’t need any help, He really likes to have others with Him and wants them to enjoy everything as much as He does. So He gave them tasks to do just like He has. Things went along pretty good but then one angel decided he was tired of listening to all of my Fathers stories and didn’t like taking any request to do anything especially something he didn’t want to do. So he went out on his own and started causing problems. One thing lead to another and before long he had a following and they started raising havoc, causing all sorts of problems. He finally came up to my Father and told him he was tired of His lording over them and they wanted to do things their way. My Father walked away shaking His head wondering what have I created. So He decided He would create what you know as earth and placed the one’s there that had decided to not love him anymore. This was just a little before He created man and woman. Not wanting to tell them what they had to do, He thought maybe letting them fend for themselves and find out that the things they once had were pretty good would bring them to their senses. But they didn’t appreciate what my Father had done and they continued to speak out against Him. So He left them to fend for themselves.

I need to go back just a little. It wasn’t long after created the earth that He could see that it was really something special. It had such great potential. He is so full of love that He decided that maybe he would give them another chance and so He added everything from the sun, moon, stars, trees, animals large and small, and even what you call dinosaurs. Sometimes I think He added them thinking that maybe they just might scare some sense into those that wanted to live on their own. He never told me that, but sometimes I think that was why He created them. Don’t get me wrong about angels. There are many, many really good angels. They watch over everything and see to it that my Father’s wishes are taken care of. When He looked around he could see that what he had created was so beautiful and such a waste if He left it all to those angles that had went against Him. So He created man and then woman. He wanted them to be good and so He created them in His image just like me. So we are all brothers and sisters. How cool is that! Joe sat in total astonishment at what all he was hearing. He raised his hand and the teacher looked over and asked; what your question Joe. Well first I don’t know where I am and I would like to know how you knew my name when I had never told you it. There is no one’s name I don’t know Joe. I have them all written down in this special book and I guess you might say I have a pretty good memory. My Father gave me this ability to remember everything. You have it also but due to timing and so many things going bad, it has changed how it works. Well what do you mean gone bad asked Joe? Well it all started when man met the angle my Father had sent to earth as punishment for his attitude and actions he had taken against Him. Can you tell me more inquired Joe?

Well this is how it all started. The first man and woman were walking in this beautiful garden and could see that it was full of everything that anyone could ever desire when they noticed someone else was there that they hadn’t noticed before. They didn’t know what fear was so they walked over and he was staring at this tree that was loaded with the most beautiful fruit one could ever desire. So he asked them if they would like one and they told him that they were told that this fruit was not good for them and to never take any of it. But this stranger told them this was not true. He told them that if they ate it they would become extra special and that they would never be happier. After sometime passed the woman reached over and took one of the fruit from the tree. Looking it over it looked really good. She smelled it and began to think it would taste great so she finally took a bite as the stranger stood smiling. See I told you it would be ok. She began to smile as the taste was so good she felt something change in her body. She handed it to the man and said you got to taste this. It is incredible! So he reached out thinking it didn’t hurt her so what harm could it cause and took a bite and the same thing happened to him. Something came over him and he felt different. It was only a short time and they could hear their names being called out. The person that was with them disappeared someplace and so they were alone and suddenly noticed they had changed. They could see things they had not been aware of before. They began to see things differently. They realized they didn’t have any clothes on so they hid in the flowers and trees. But when they heard their names called again they knew they would need to step out so they grabbed some large leaves from a flower nearby and covered themselves as they walked out into the open. What have you done was the question they heard? They stood silent until He said; you ate some of that fruit from the one tree you were not supposed to eat from didn’t you? The man looked at the woman and said she gave it to me and she looked back at man and said that stranger made me do it. Then He looked around and could see the stranger hiding off to the side and He looked at both man and woman and told them you have done wrong and will now have to pay for what you have done. I put that tree here for a purpose and you have gone against my one request. And then He looked over at the one that was hiding behind the bushes and told him; you have done this again and so from now on you and all your followers will live the life of a serpent. He looked at the man and woman He had created and was so upset with them that He told them to get out of the garden and that they would never be allowed back in again. But because He still loved both the man and woman He gave them some clothes to put on, told them what to expect from now on and then sent them out of the special garden. He placed guards at the entrance so no one would ever enter this special garden again. That is how all the bad things started to happen.

Joe raised his hand again and asked; why did your father give everyone the ability to make their own decisions? Wouldn’t it have been better if they were incapable of do anything wrong? Well this is something that takes more time than we have today to explain. As you know we have a lot of time so let’s plan to talk about this the next time we get together. But it’s really important and I really want…

Joe’s eyes popped open and he found himself staring at the light that was sitting on his bed stand. The moon was shining in through the branches of the tree. Shaking his head he realized he had just had another dream. He was trying to remember everything. He looked over at the clock and could see it was early morning. All he could do was wish that he could talk to Sarah. He rolled over and closed his eyes and was sound asleep when his alarm went off startling him. He reached over, hit the button on its top to shut it off and mumbled to himself; I thought I turned that off last night. It wasn’t long and Joe was up, showered and making his way towards the kitchen to fix breakfast for Tom and himself. Tom opened his eyes and rolled out of bed when he heard Joe in the shower and was resting in Joe favorite chair when Joe walked out of the bathroom. Don’t get too attached to that chair Tom, Joe responded with a grin on his face. Joe quickly rustled up some grub and before long everything thing was cleaned up and they were sitting around talking about everything under the sun. Joe could tell Tom was on the mend. It wasn’t long and the morning was history. They were both sitting back relaxing their eyelids when they heard the doorbell ring. Joe jumped as the noise startled him and quickly made his way to the door. When he opened it he was quickly handed a platter of food as Sarah was standing with her hands full of their lunch.

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“To be continued”

36 – Searching for Answers – The New Nurse


Sarah and Joe were still with Tom when he looked over at Ann and motioned for her to come closer. I asked your dad if he would let me marry you and guess what? He said yes! My dad must have been a little delusional today Ann fired off with a big smirk on her face. You know Tom; dad thinks you’re pretty nice. Sometimes I think he likes you more than me. Well what’s not to like replied Tom. Ann started to laugh and Sarah and Joe joined in as Tom pulled his pillow tighter to his chest to help ease the pain his laughter caused to his healing ribs.

Tom broke the laughter when his facial expression became more serious. Ann we need to get our parents together so we can tell them about us getting married before your dad lets it out. I’m sure he will tell your mom what I asked and I don’t want to give her any time to work on you to change your mind Tom added and again broke into a grin as the four of them started to laugh again. Ann looked at Tom and smiled. You’re starting to feel better aren’t you? Joe jumped into the conversation adding the old Tom appears to be on the mend. Tom quickly added and don’t you think we should tell them about the baby as he continued to focus on Ann’s face? I really think we need to tell them about our baby, about our baby boy we are going to have. They could see a side of Tom’s emotions that doesn’t generally surface. Ann’s face shined with the excitement about getting married to the man she loved but quickly diminished as she thought about having a baby. She got the chills and the doubt again flowed into her mind as she struggled to accept the fact that she was going to be a mom. How could this happen? I know we were caught up in the emotions that evening out at the bonfire, but we were so careful. This is crazy! Tom’s going to be a dad and I am going to be a mom? Ann stood silent as her mind moved into a world that was searching for answers that were eluding her. As her searching for answers continued all she could think about was that she was too young, Tom is too young, this will change everything, nothing will be the same, it will spoil all our plans, I will get fat and Tom won’t love me anymore and… She stood silently next to Tom’s bed staring at the floor when both Joe and Sarah realized she was in another world. Ann, are you ok asked Tom as he continued to look at her? Are you feeling ok? What’s wrong? Tom, I love you and I want to marry you. I can’t wait. But I’m not sure about the baby Tom. I don’t think I am ready for this. I’m scared, I just don’t know if I am ready to be a mom and a wife all in the same year. It’s not too late to make this go away Tom! I’ve been researching it online and I am not very far along so it would be easy. But I don’t know if I could go through with it either. I don’t know what to do Ann added as the tears began to roll down her cheeks and then dropping to the floor.

Tom reached over and raised his bed so he was sitting up and tugged on Ann’s hand as he pulled her closer. Joe stood silent on the other side searching for words that might help comfort Ann and support his friend Tom at the same time. Sarah looked over at Ann as she felt compassion for what she was going through. Joe’s began to let his mind search for answers that he might have if it were Sarah that was pregnant. Silence had filled the room when Tom looked up at Ann and said, it is going to be alright. I know it is scary right now but this baby is real, it’s alive, it’s living and it’s ours. I promise I will be there for you and our son no matter what. Sarah looked over at Ann adding I am her for you. Anything you need I will help you with it. You are not alone added Joe. We will be with you and Tom all the way. Maybe we could talk to Pastor Dan about how to handle this added Sarah. He is great and he listens well. Maybe, but he is going to tell me that the only thing to do is to have the baby, replied Ann. I am so scared Sarah. Ann I’m not going to tell you what to do and Pastor Dan won’t pressure you either. He may help you sort out some of the feelings you are having and then you two can make up your mind together. Ann you know how much I care for you. But I have to ask why you wouldn’t want to have your baby? It is part of you and Tom and you two are special and so is this baby boy that is growing inside of you. I know Sarah, but you are not the one that is having it. You are my best friend and I know you will be there to help me if I need it, but I am so worried about this. Sarah walked around the bed and put her arms around Ann giving her a hug. It’s going to be alright Ann. It’s going to be ok.

Tom looked over at Ann and said something that no one in the room expected. Maybe we should pray about it. I don’t claim to know or understand how you feel right now Ann. I just know that I love you with or without a baby. I want to get married with or without a baby. I want to have a family with you no matter when we have our first child. But I also know that God knows about this child, He knew it was a boy, and I believe He already has plans for him. How could He have plans for him already when he is not even a real person yet Ann replied? I’m not that far along. But he knows about him so he must already see him as a living person. I just think we need to talk to Him about this before we make any decisions. Sarah was looking at Joe as she continued to process what she was hearing come out of Tom’s mouth. This was a side of Tom she didn’t know existed. As a matter of fact no one in the room could believe their ears. Ann looked at Tom and smiled. If you think we should pray about it then we should. But how do we do that Tom? It’s easy. We just talk to him as if he is right here with us. That is all he wants. He wants to be our friend and it is up to us to invite Him in to help us Ann. Maybe we can sit down and read the bible or maybe Pastor Dan has some books on this that will also help added Sarah. But I know Tom is right. All God want is for us to love him and he will help us through every difficult situation we face. Sometimes we get answers after we pray to Him and then sit down and read what He had people write for Him. That is one of the most important ways for Him to speak to us. Tom tugged on Ann’s hand again and said let me try this. Let’s all hold hands and I will do my best to find some words. Sarah reached across the bed and took hold of Joe’s hand as he took hold of Tom’s while Ann and Sarah continued to have their arms around each other and Ann held Tom’s as tightly as she could as she could feel the emotions begin to build again.

Ok God, we are all her together and we need your help. We all know you are for real and we all believe in you. We don’t know what you have planned for Ann and me and our baby but please help us sort this all out. We need your guidance. You know how you made me feel when I visited heaven and was talking with grandpa, even though it was for only a short time before you told me I had to come back. And now that I’m back I am really happy to be here. I guess you knew what you were talking about when you said Ann needed me. You knew we were having a baby and you knew it was a boy so you must know answers to all our questions. You understand Ann and how she feels right now and she needs your comfort and support. I need your help to know how to take care of her and the baby. Please give us some answers and help Ann and I too make the correct decision. Oh and one more thing, help us when we tell our parents that we are going to get married and that they are going to become grandparents if that is what you want us to do. Thanks in advance for your help.

Ann took her sleeve and wiped her eyes so she could see again. She looked down at Tom and asked; you just said that God told you that you needed to come back and take care of me and the baby. I don’t remember you telling me that before. Well, it’s true Ann. That is why I was told I had to return. At first I wanted to stay but something told me that He had a plan and we are part of it so back I came. You really believe that God wants both of us and our baby to be some part of a plan Tom? I really do Ann. I have no idea what that is yet, but I am sure we will find out.

Sarah walked around to the other side of the bed and put her arm around Joe giving him a small hug. She then looked over at Ann with a big smile and said I think maybe God is trying to answer your question. You might be right Sarah. Maybe we could talk to Pastor Dan. But right now I am beginning to believe we are going to be parents Tom. You and I together, replied Tom. And maybe a dozen more!!! Let’s just get through this one first big guy, replied Ann as her smile began to shine again.

They all started to laugh a little louder when the nurse walked in. Looks like I just interrupted something big. Yes, you could say that, added Joe. Well, let see how Tom is doing today. After checking his vitals and looking over his injuries she look at his chart and smiled adding, if you keep this up we are going to kick you out of her in the next day or so. You are healing up quite fast based on the injuries you had. I guess you could chalk this up to some kind of miracle or something if you know what I mean the nurse added as she looked up at Tom and smiled. Tom just smiled back and added; yes it is more of a miracle then you know. Not really added the nurse. Once I found out that Ann was expecting I knew that something special was going to happen. Sometimes things just happen at the right time and you just know that God’s hand is in it somehow if you know what I mean.  She winked at Ann as she walked out the door and it closed behind her. Tom, is she new here? I have never seen her before. I think so Tom replied. How did she know I was pregnant? She was not one of my nurses.

Ann walked over to the door and quickly looked both right and left looking for the nurse that had just left the room but couldn’t see her anywhere. Sarah quickly joined her in the hallway. What’s up Ann? I’m not sure Sarah. Let’s go down to the nurse’s station and check to see if it is really possible that Tom will be released in a day or so. As they approached the desk, they couldn’t see the nurse that was just in Tom’s room so Ann asked the nurse behind the desk if she knew who the new nurse was that just checked in on Tom. Not sure what you are talking about. We don’t have any new nurses working here and the only one that would have checked up on Tom would be either Ronda or me. Ann looked at Sarah with a look of disbelief then turning back to the nurse behind the desk and asked if it was possible that Tom could be released in the next couple days. Well give me a little time and I will come down to Tom’s room and we will check things out. But in the end it is really the doctor who makes that call.

Sarah and Ann started walking back towards Tom’s room when Ann stopped and looked Sarah in the eye saying; what is going on Sarah? Who was that that checked on Tom?