I felt led to share my morning with you today. Nothing earth-shattering more of an personal embarrassment but I thought it might be a chuckle or smile to someone out there who needs it today.🙂
So I was doing my daily morning routine: shower, brushing teeth, gargling, deodorizing, and last but not least cleaning out the ears.
As I was removing the Q-Tip from my left ear I noticed that the cotton swab tip was missing...in fact it has broken off. I couldn't believe it! There is no way I just broke off a Q-Tip into my ear. I looked frantically on the counter, the floor, and trash. NOTHING!😲
Now this was not a 9-1-1 moment for sure but I did the next best thing, I called my wife at work and sheepishly told her what had happened. There was a pause on the phone...than came the question...How did you manage to do that? Fair question under the circumstances but not enough time had passed for me to research Wiki-pedia about such phenomenons.😮
Long story already so here's the short:
After unsuccessfully attempting a couple of her suggestions I jumped into the truck and went to the Emergency Room. I will admit I was kind of embarrassed when I arrived because I was not bleeding out or in a coma (thank you Jesus!!)🙌🙌 so tried to whisper to the desk clerk about why I was coming to the ER and of course... that dreaded moment for any husband or dad "PRICE CHECK ON TAMPONS" happened. Sorry sir, you are going to need to speak up...what is your emergency?!
The waiting room was of course full and as I sat down, I felt like all eyes were still staring at me in unbelief...what was that again...you stuck a Q-tip in your ear and got it stuck. Were you digging for hidden treasure or trying to touch your brain?🤔
They finally called my name and I raced to the back with the Tech. As he was taking my vital signs another nurse passed by and asked, "who do have?". He responded, this is Mr. Balderrama and he has an eye infection. What? No...that is wrong sir. He looked at me and said "O sorry, you are not Mr. Balderrama?" What? Wait? No...I mean...Yes I am Mr. Balderrama but I don't have an eye infection. I have a foreign object lodged in my left ear...it sounded more dramatic for the moment and the location.😬
"Oh, sorry, it's the guy with the broken Q-tip in his ear." I might as well have stuck an "M & M " up my nose as well. It just sounded so lame. But as it turned out that it took 5 techs and 2 doctors and 45 minutes to finally dislodge the "M & M" I mean the infamous Q-tip from its roost. I guess I was trying to touch my brain!😆
As I was preparing to leave the Dr who was able to remove the Q-tip said I am glad you decided to come in because if you had tried to do this on your own you could have done some real damage to your ear drum.
As I got into my truck the Holy Spirit spoke to me. George, remember, that is why the Heavenly Father sent me. To help you in any and all circumstances. Don't be embarrassed to call upon me, even when you feel responsible for the disaster. I love helping you and please tell the others that I love helping them too! I will help you in the trial so that you will avoid the real disaster.
What a wonderful gift from our Heavenly Father on top of the other amazing and wonderful gifts He has already lovingly and unconditionally given us. A peace no matter the circumstance.
25 I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. 26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative-that is, the Holy Spirit-he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. 27 "I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.
I hope this story both brings you laughter and peace, whatever your circumstance. There is nothing to big or small for God, especially when it comes to His children.💓