Winter Driving

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It is that in-between dangerous time here–rivers are not yet quite frozen; sidewalks are slippery, roads have black ice. When you leave home one morning you need a hat and parka; the next you can throw on a lighter jacket. Today I returned to driving on the highway and it was one of the worst drives of my 14-year career. At one point, I saw that the surface looked shiny so I took my foot off the accelerator. I saw a car in the ditch on my left. Ahead, a half-ton truck in each ditch with people just getting out of them. I could feel that my tires were struggling to stay glued to the road. Definitely scary!

I had a three and a half hour drive ahead of me today which seemed never-ending. I had no choice but to stay in the present moment. Driving 80 km/hour stretched the trip out but at least I arrived safely. God sent angels around me today to protect me. I remember why I do not like this job at this time of year.

Upon arriving at the school though, I remembered why I love this job. I spent an intense afternoon with new staff and hardly had a moment to breathe but as the afternoon sped by, I was happy to be back doing this kind of work after a short break. God is at work in my life and I need to pay attention to the movements of the Spirit. Sometimes the road is not easy–it can be a slippery slope that requires complete attention to the task. Life is like that right now but I know I am in God’s good hands and there is no place I would rather be.

Peace,

Suzanne

About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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