Often the conversation then moves on to what CPS is and what do we do. But this individual is a cancer survivor himself, and he had a different perspective. He said that I had received hidden blessings. Not a comment I had ever heard before. He then shared a song by Laura Story called “Blessings”. I have included a link to the song below.
The chorus of this song really spoke to me when I listened to it for the first time:
‘Cause what if your blessings came through raindrops
What if your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what is takes to know you’re near
What if the trials of this life are your mercies in disguise.
I know that many people are struggling during this pandemic; experiencing financial difficulties, social distancing has kept us from friends and family and the uncertainty of when things will return to “normal”. But I also know there have been hidden blessings during this time as well. I know personally, I have experienced hidden blessings during this difficult time. My college age son was sent home early from school. As a new empty nester, I was happy to have him back home and to be able to cook for him again. I know my time with him under my roof is coming to an end and I am grateful for the few extra months of being able to “mom” him.
Because of COVID and the closing of the CPS office to the public, we had to change the way we deliver some of our services. The biggest change is that we now deliver medical supplies and equipment to our clients’ homes. We have discussed this idea in the past but could not figure out how we would be able to sustain the service. But we found that not only could we sustain delivery services, but it was a needed service for those individuals who were experiencing a suppressed immune system or were not able to make it to our office during regular business hours. Because we had to close our office to the public, we had to look at new ways to provide services. Our hidden blessing is that we found a way to be able to provide home delivery services. When things return to “normal”, we will continue to provide home delivery to our clients. A hidden blessing that has become a new service for clients.
So as we struggle with the unknown and changes created by the Coronavirus, I encourage you to look for the hidden blessings. You may see some blessings through the raindrops.
P.S. We would love to hear about and celebrate the hidden blessings you have received. Please share them with us below.