Still in one piece

The little street I see out my porch glints in the sun. Bone-dry. I can’t believe I and a few friends remain flood-free when the rest of Bangkok are in serious trouble. I will not try to understand why or how my area is still spared because I can’t. This is God’s business now. Mine is to thank Him for allowing me to live life normally this far.

i. Passport validity sorted in time for visa expiry. What normally takes 4-6 weeks to process only took one. I would be required to exit to another country if this wasn’t accomplished before November 3rd. Thank God I don’t have to wade into an aircraft in a flooded airport.

ii. Bank transactions completed. SC Bank as most other businesses are quiet. Everyone’s gone escaping waters bursting in from the leaking dikes.  But I need jammed numbers for online shopping and payments sorted this week so I tried and it was done.

iii. I’m still properly nourished. There hasn’t been any reason yet to scrimp on food despite submerged food factories and vanishing edible goods from the supermarkets. In fact I never saw my fridge this well-stocked before.

iv. An opportunity to offer help and knowing friends care. I offered space in my apartment for friends who might need it. A friend on the other side of the world keep asking how I am, should he ship food or whatever else over…. It’s a good feeling.

v. The Three Musketeers helped me forget fear and worry while watching it.  There were only six of us in the theater. We got in and out of the building climbing up and down sandbags. I came back home in one piece. Happy and grateful.

Thanks to Susanne @ Living to Tell the Story for hosting Friday’s Fave Five.

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5 Responses to Still in one piece

  1. kathie says:

    Oh my goodness – I knew there was flooding but didn’t realize it was so bad. Glad you’re safe and sound. Saying a prayer for you and the country right now.

  2. Lisa notes says:

    So glad you have stayed dry and fed. I don’t always understand why God does certain things either; I’ll just thank him with you anyway.

  3. Barbara H. says:

    So glad you are safe and well and dry! And have plenty to eat! Glad the passport details and bank transactions worked out well.

  4. Willow says:

    I’m relieved that you have been spared in the floods. Yes, it is God’s sovereignty and all we can do is thank Him. Glad to know you have food and a renewed visa as well.

  5. Susanne says:

    Glad to hear you are doing well. I saw some pictures and it was overwhelming thinking of what you might be going through. Praying for your continued safety.

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