I could have also named this post “God’s graciousness.”
Last week as I was filling out my youngest son’s emergency card for school. I remembered a buried memory of The N. (Narcissist for those not in the know.)
Four years ago, I was filling out emergency forms for my children still in school. The schools wanted name of 4 people that could pick up the student, in case of a disaster. I asked the N if I could add him to the permission cards. He was so angry that I had asked him such a question. He yelled at me for ten minutes and then said “Okay.” Looking back now, I cannot even remember his reasoning for the outburst. (Oh yeah, N’s don’t need a reason.)
Thankfully, I never put him down as an emergency contact, and the guardian angels relaxed…a little. Its safe…you can put your swords away now guys.
(I had to settle for a painting of an angel. Every time I take the camera out to take a photo of Sam’s “armed guard” he, or she gets camera shy.) : )