Part 3

I am writing this devotion on the eve of the first of two surgeries I will be having in New York.  Yes, it's scary being 2,000 miles away from home. Lucky for me, my sister has been taking a class in Manhattan every Tuesday so she takes the train from her home in Lenox, MA.  Paul and I had dinner with her on Monday night and lunch on Tuesday.  She came and sat in the waiting room with Paul while I had my pre-op testing. 

In just the two short days that we have been here we've found a friend in Morris, the driver who has been taking us around, and Dennis, the manager of the Variety House which is our home away from home for the next several weeks.  It's like a Ronald McDonald House that provides a place for patients and their families.  Yesterday I met a mom who was staying on the first floor of the Variety House.  She was packing up to head back to Florida with her daughter who had been in the hospital for 37 days.  We shared some similar stories and I was amazed at how we both came to find the same doctor here in New York.

God has been walking with me through all of this.  Over the last several months I've been blessed to have a number of affirming "God winks" some of which have been pretty miraculous.  One I'd like to share with you I call "Part Three." 

About a year a half ago I wrote a devotion about a guy I saw going through the McDonald's parking lot carrying a large cross on his back.  Not something you see every day!  I had no idea what his story was.  Someone later gave me an article that was written about him so I had "Part Two."  Several weeks ago I see him again.  I was so excited to be able to stop and talk to him this time.  I told him that I wrote about him - not once but twice and now for a third time.  In the middle of the sidewalk between some apartments and a hotel Arthur prayed for my upcoming surgeries, healing and peace.   God gave me another "God wink" to let me know that I do not have to worry and that I do not have to carry heavy burdens - it's all going to be okay.  He takes them for me and makes my load light.  Click here to read the whole story about Arthur!

I am blessed beyond measure with family, friends, brand new friends and a God who walks with me each and every step.  He brings comfort when I'm scared, friends when I'm alone and even gives me signs and wonders that light the path.  He has brought me to where I'm at now and I don't doubt that he has more miracles in store (wink-wink).

God is good and I am blessed,

Nancy Nickoley



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