Thursday, October 9, 2014
What If She's An Angel
Today Deb's post really got me thinking about something I've been thinking about. It really is worth taking a moment to click the link and read a heartfelt story.
Now, let me tell you a story that kind of gives me goose bumps.
Did you ever hear the country song "What If She's An Angel"? I don't listen to Country Music, but this song always provokes a thought and one came home to me this week. I don't write much here about my daughter. In a lot of ways we have different views on life, but in some ways we are the same and in some ways she is better than I am.
Laurie does not know how to make a long story short...ever. So sometimes when she starts one, you want to roll your eyes and make that circle in the air with your index finger..you know the one that means speed it up. She gives you EVERY little detail. When she called the other night just when I was fixing supper, that's kind of how I felt. She works in an RV factory and has for about 15 years. There is a LOT of drama amoung the women in that environment. Lots of catty women. The story started off about one of the new women and the trouble she was having with some of the others. You know how some women can attack the weakest. The rumors were that this woman had been in a bad marriage...left with only what she could carry and got nothing in the divorce. She was living in a local low cost motel and walked to work until she could save to buy a clunker to drive. My daughter struck up a friendship with her, but never asked details of her story. Laurie lives in a very nice apartment complex. Her apartment is well decorated and maintained. She has had her own struggles being a single mother. Since Corey moved back into our home, that left an extra bedroom in her apartment. She offered the young woman to stay with Laurie until she could get on her feet and save more money. At this point in the story, my fear of the unknown rose up but I didn't voice my thoughts. This impulsive action is one way that Laurie and I differ. I must think things out and rarely jump right in. Anyway, Laurie continued with her story. When the woman entered Laurie's apartment and saw her family pictures on the wall, she told Laurie that she had thought Laurie looked familiar and asked if she is a DeLater. That is Laurie's maiden name of course. Well, the hook in the story is that the woman is my brother-in-law's ex daughter-in-law. We haven't seen her since she divorced his step son more than 20 years ago ( her first marriage).
There is a little more to the story..nothing like drugs, or drinking etc...and I don't know how it will end. But for right now I'm wondering which one is the angel.