Not Okay

You have noted my lamentation, put my tears in your bottle; — Psalm 56:8.

Almost every morning Suzy is  up before me. When I come down the stairs she usually asks, “Are you okay?”

She is right to ask, my arthritis and the treatment take a lot out of me, but I usually answer no matter how I feel, “I’m okay.”

Suzy and God never try  to talk me out of my denial. They allow me the necessary space to deal with the pain and discomfort in  my own way, yet I also know that they are always present to comfort. They give me permission to be “not okay,” for  which I  am very grateful.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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