Feeling Lost in the Fog When Our Course Changes

Dear Reader:

Yesterday morning I had the best conversation with my brother in awhile-he could share his feelings more openly about the hospital experience and how frightening it was. He said the problem was that there was somebody new coming in every time the door opened and he couldn’t remember why he was there so none of the long explanations about different tests and results registered. He said hospitals should have one person who stays nearby and explains all the parts of the puzzle until the picture is complete. He’s right-in a perfect world every patient should have a patient advocate.

I was thinking about Ben’s course being changed so drastically …and by default loved ones. We are all realizing that the fog might take awhile to dissipate.

But one thing we can choose is to keep moving even if clarity and solutions can’t be seen through the fog yet. At times like this we have to trust that happiness is still out there waiting for us.

We have to have faith that one day all the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place and with that will come understanding that we wouldn’t be where we are now…had we not gone through these challenges and changes.

So until tomorrow May we look forward to the day the fog lifts, the light shines through and we can see clearly God’s design that brought us all here.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

We had fun at Ben’s party-Libby came down and that just made his day. She brought wonderful gifts -even a harmonica he started playing. We are just so thankful for any rays of sunshine and gaze upward to the skies and our Creator for His blessings!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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8 Responses to Feeling Lost in the Fog When Our Course Changes

  1. Honey Burrell says:

    Oh Becky! How beautiful and touching your words are this morning.You have always been that cheerleader and advocate for so many-including me!
    The picture of Libby and Ben is very special. She too is a gift! I love you all and I’m keeping you in my prayers.❤️🙏❤️🙏

  2. Nancy H Pickering-"Kandi" says:

    My sister, Susan, often shares your posts with me and all of them have been so inspiring and always seem to come to me, just at the right moment. I look forward to seeing your next post and please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Kandi Hendrick Pickering

    • Becky Dingle says:

      It has been so long since I have seen you Kandi…I just remember an adorable younger sister with beautiful curls. I know you and Susan have been through hard times, recently, with the loss of your sister, Wanda, to Covid-19. Such a tragic loss!

      None of us get through life without loss do we? But it is these very losses that make us appreciate life even more…and how important it is to never take it for granted.

      Hope you will get down soon to Summerville…would love to see you again. Thank you for all your sweet encouraging words about the blog posts. ! .

  3. Beth Brewer says:

    Ray of sunshine for me today….seeing Ben’s huge smile!!!

  4. Rachel Edwards says:

    At times like this my favorite verse is “Be still and know that I am God”…you are doing your part which will give you a peace that will lforever and many prayers are being lifted that the puzzle pieces will all fit together soon…God has a plan…

    What a neat gift for Ben …know Libby brighten your day.

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