Oceans For Emotions: Be there for those in need
By Elaine Wheat
Feb. 17, 2012 at midnight
Updated Feb. 16, 2012 at 8:17 p.m.
"O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth up and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works."
- Psalms 71:17
Today, it was warm, windless and not raining. Can you guess what I did? Wrong! I didn't go fishing.
It seems that a lot of my family was sick, and I didn't need to be gone fishing. Instead, I actually chose to stay home and "on call" for the ones who needed me the most. I only knew it was warm, windless and not raining because I could see it through the window.
Someone asked me if everything I wrote about in my "Oceans for Emotions" column really happened. I "pinky-promised" him that they were really true stories. My fifth-grade great nephew, Zach, gave me a look that told me that he was wondering if he ever wanted to go fishing with me again because of all the dumb things that happened to me while fishing. I sort of wondered the same thing, too.
Dear Lord, yes, they are all true, but they are all not current. No old lady could fish that much. Some of them have happened years ago, but as I pray all week for you to send me an article, some of them have laid waiting in my soul for just the right time to tell others my stories about God, the sea and me.