” We’ll See”…

Dear Reader:

Some of you are already aware that after returning home from their ( Tommy and Kaitlyn) ” Covid” fifth wedding anniversary in Ireland… there was a prolonged respite as it took Tommy a couple of more weeks to totally recover.

Then last week, out of the blue. their one bathroom ” john” wouldn’t flush and started backing up… what they thought was a few hours plumber job has turned into a team of specialized plumbers who have to break up twenty feet of concrete, take apart lower cabinets and countertops, remove sink, garbage disposal and replace a hundred feet of piping… they have to move out and inform vacation renters ( on the other side) everything is closed now until further notice. ) And we won’t even bring up total expenses…. too scary and continuously subject to change.

All of the family has watched in dismay as each day brings seemingly more obstacles…

But then yesterday I came across two different items of interest… one was the following story… I think God is winking…in the midst of this seemingly horrible catastrophe.

There is a man who has a farm, and his whole livelihood depends on his horse to plow the field. One day he is out plowing and suddenly the horse drops dead. The people of the town say, ” That’s very unfortunate.” And the man says ” We’ll see.”

A few days later somebody feels sorry for him and gives him a horse for a gift. The townspeople say, ” You’re a lucky man.” And the man says ” We’ll see.”

A couple of days later the horse runs away and everybody says, “You poor guy.” And the man says, ” We’ll see.”

A few more days go by, and the horse returns with another horse, and everybody says, ” What a lucky guy!” And the man says ” We’ll see.”

The man had never had two horses before, so he and his son decide to go riding and the boy falls off one of the horses and breaks a leg. The townspeople say, “Poor kid.” And the man says ” We’ll see.”

The next day the militia comes into town grabbing young men for the army, but they leave the boy behind because he has a broken leg. Everybody says,” What a lucky kid.” And the man says ” We’ll see..”

So until tomorrow… ” One of the great secrets known to internists but still hidden from the general public ,” says author/educator Lewis Thomas, ” is that most things get better by themselves. Most things, in fact, are better by morning.”

Even though this particular family situation doesn’t fall under ” allowing nature to take its course” I feel, however, that given time, hindsight will reveal some positive unknowns that will give back in unexpected ways. I guess… ” We’ll see.” Faith! Faith!

Today is my favorite day -Winnie the Pooh

Mollie and the kids came to play with Boo! Hurrah!

All the kids finished up school with great grades and award certificates … so proud of each one of them! 💗💗💗

*** Remember I had two God Winks yesterday… going through some saved folders? One was the ” We’ll See” story and the other was a picture of Libby’s mother, known affectionately throughout the Lowcountry as ” Granny Grits!” ( Summerville Journal-Scene) .

In this old article/ photo… ” Miss Nell ” was retiring from heading up the nationally known ” Grits Festival” in St. George , SC. for decades. The article talked about her own personal grit and determination. ***And I find this particular article on Libby’s birthday… I sent Libby the picture and told her I thought ” Miss Nell” wanted me to wish Libby Happy Birthday from her! And her gift-that same grit and determination she passed down to Libby so she could face these latest health challenges! Moms are like that…

Now here is a gal who can wear a fascinator! Work it Eloise!

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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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2 Responses to ” We’ll See”…

  1. Patty Knight says:


  2. Becky Dingle says:

    Thank you Patty…hate to see your “kids” go through hard times but it makes you appreciate the good times!!!

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