Lost and Found

black glossy women's handbagLost and Found

For decades I carried my birth certificate, social insurance number, and Alberta health care card in my wallet. I never had a problem with that, and I never misplaced them.

A few years ago I was told I should not carry them around with me, because it’s so easy to lose them or have them stolen. So I obediently, albeit reluctantly, put them in a folder for “Important Papers” in our home.

The other night Ian asked me where my social insurance number is. He had already looked where it was supposed to be. I checked every compartment of my wallet and purse. He hunted all over his desk. I hunted all over mine.

All to no avail.

Tonight I found the envelope in a box of bits and pieces that had been moved from my desk recently. What a relief! I handed it to Ian without looking inside. He opened it and found my passport — but no cards!!

Now I was really lost. If they weren’t even in the envelope, I had NO clue where to look. I was ready to panic. A lost birth certificate and lost S.I.N. are not easy to get replaced. What could I do?

“Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” ~ Isaiah 65:24

A still, small voice told me to look again in the box the envelope had been in. I couldn’t imagine how the cards could have gotten separated from the envelope, but I got up and looked — and there they were!!

They are now safely in the envelope in the folder, where they will remain until the next time I need to prove who I am…..

A Precious Friend

Every so often I do a Google search for people I knew in the past but have lost contact with over the years. Some I have found on Facebook.

Tonight I looked for someone I have tried to find before, without success.

I was 20; she was about 25. I was single; she was married with two little boys. I stayed with her for the summer while working at a local mission. She was gentle and beautiful in every way possible. She was a steadying influence for me, and I learned much from her about what it means to be a Christian. I never saw her again after that summer, but I’ve thought of her often through the years.

She isn’t on Facebook, and she doesn’t have a blog. I don’t know if it’s possible to contact her, though I will try. For now, it’s enough to know she is doing well.

Have I mentioned how much I love the internet?!!

© Willena Flewelling


  1. how many times have I misplaced something, turned the house upside-down then found the item where I searhed in the first place!
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  2. ian flewelling says:

    Isaiah 65:24 is an amazing promise !

  3. Oh I can’t tell you how many times I had misplaced something.. tore the place apart, and it happened to have been in front of my nose the entire time!

  4. Hello Willena, Oh Yeh I know all to well about this one, just like Miriam has stated I can tear the house apart and sit back and Boom there it is right where I left it. How does this stuff happen?

    Wow I thought it was me, I guess not huh? Thanks for the wonderful story.. Chery :))
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