#168 - Don't Like Final Exams
Books and a Bear
I hated finals as a student, but I was always happy after the last one was finished. Today I had my final exam with my radiation doctor and I was eager to get it behind me.
It was my 6 month follow up after radiation ended. I was sort of surprised when I was told no follow up appointment was needed. I was done. That was a nice and odd feeling.
I checked out and asked the nurse if she knew of a good place to donate cancer related books and magazines. I wanted to share some of the things that had been helpful to me. She showed me their basket and I filled it. At the last moment I decided to add the little bear to the basket. The stuffed Care Bear had been a gift and I had planned on passing it along at some point.
Suddenly this seemed like the perfect place. When I tucked the bear in next to the books, I heard a voice behind me. I turned saw this dear woman smiling and pointing at the bear. "Would you like it?" I asked. She grinned and nodded. I wasn't sure how well the woman understood English, but I tried to explain that I wanted her to have the gift that I had received. She couldn't thank me enough. I told her I would share the photo with Bonnie, who sent the bear to me. And I did.
So today, I passed my final exam. This impromptu bear adoption brought perfect closure to my year!
Lorrie Nies Shinol
6/6/2017 06:45:30 am
Oh Beth, this is such a good post. Thank goodness everything is fine and there's no follow up appointment. And that lady needed a little comfort and love and you gave that to her, so sweet.
6/7/2017 01:09:02 pm
Yes, Lorrie! She was so happy about that bear! I was happy to find him a good home! :)
6/13/2017 08:16:46 am
This was such a great idea. Good for you...and yay, to being officially done done.
6/14/2017 05:10:42 pm
Thanks Kristi! We'll have to celebrate in person!
6/17/2017 05:49:00 pm
I'm so happy that you "passed" the final with flying colors!! Your journey will definitely help others down that too well-traveled road.... Enjoy life!!
6/28/2017 06:16:52 am
I'm slow seeing this, Angie! Words of encouragement and congrats always mean so much from you! You are a hero to many!
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