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