We Are All In This Together

Dear Reader:

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Tomorrow is the day I meet Lee and Vikki ( with Ben) to start a new journey in his life. There is no way to completely make things all right for my brother.

I feel like I am dropping off one of my children on the first day of school and pray he makes friends and starts to acclimate to his new surroundings.

I am completely mentally and emotionally drained-trying to keep a happy upbeat demeanor while Ben is withdrawing.

Susan and I met at Ross yesterday and picked up sheets, pillows, bedspreads, towels, shower curtains… to have the room looking inviting while we keep adding more personal items from family.

Outside his room, Libby, I put up your Vietnam visual poster and his book on Vietnam as a visual guide to let him know he has arrived at his room!

He has a beautiful view outside his window.

One of his highlights came Saturday evening… when a dear friend called and asked if she could treat Ben to supper. I don’t know who was more excited …me with a few hours of free time or Ben with his night out! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Toni!

So until tomorrow-just when God knows we have reached our emotional breaking point … here comes his guardian angels!

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

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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6 Responses to We Are All In This Together

  1. Pat MCTEER Jackson says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Love to all💕🙏💕🙏

    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thank you Pat…everyone’s prayers are definitely working…along with just plain hard work…paper work…and physical work moving Ben out….everyone has been in similar situations no doubt…with time as another stressful factor…but God is waiting at the end.

  2. Beverly Dufford says:

    You, Ben and your family are in my heart and prayers. Although every situation is different, I can empathize with you. I know how much this hurts, but this is all in God’s hands and in His timing. Can’t tell you how hard moving Mother out of her home of 60 years was, but how many times I looked back and knew that God had lead us to her new home at the right time. When God closes a door, He definitely opens a window. This will be so great for you because it is kind of on your way to Mount Pleasant. And it will be good for Ben too. I’m sure there is only one set of footprints in the sand now because God is carrying all of you.

  3. Rachel Edwards says:

    Prayers for all to go well tomorrow for Ben and all of you.

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