Yesterday was a hard day. I woke up at 3am to see that I had a couple texts from a friend that caused me to wake up a bit more than I planned. (She sent them much earlier in the evening.) As I laid in bed wondering what in the world was happening I did the only thing that made sense at that time, pray. I knew that something tragic had happened I just didn’t know what that was until I got to work. After searching Facebook before going to work and coming up with nothing I decided to check again. That is when I saw the news that a friend and at one-time fellow co-worker at Joni and Friends had passed away in a car accident. I am still in shock today. Heartbreak and shock are the only words I have to describe what I and so many others who knew and loved Glenna feel.
As I moved through out the day I noticed that I was getting a dull headache. This decaf girl unfortunately had a caffeinated mocha from a local coffee shop the morning before. (I didn’t realize the mistake until several hours after I drank the mocha. Yes, I asked for decaf and they gave me caffeine.) I had plans to go to a Knights baseball game last night and by 1pm was questioning whether I should go. I am still worn out from our Family Retreats, the headache was still there and now the heartbreak and shock were wearing on me emotionally.
I decided to go to the game and I am so glad I did. I had a great time. I found some joy in the midst of the heartbreak yesterday and it was exactly what I needed. My friend, Amy, went as well and today sent me a text that said “last night was no accident”. I agree. I am very thankful for the group of friends that I went to the game with. There was laughter, great conversation and of course baseball. I am also thankful for the guys we sat next to as well. Usually I end up around guys that are rowdy and rude. These guys were the complete opposite of that. They were really nice and fun to talk to.
This is a thank you to my friends and the new friends we sat next to last night. It is the small moments that make a huge impact. Last night may have seemed small to everyone else but it was huge for me. I was able to have fun and find joy in the midst of a very hard day.