It is so hard sometimes to know what is the "right" decision.
Should I go to the hospital?
Will I get back home in time?
Should I let my Mother in Law pick up the kids and take them to my Sister in Law's, where they could spend the holiday with their granparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins?
What if she do not get home in time?
What if we do get home in time?
What is best for the kids?
What is best for the family?
What is best for me?
Well, it is after the fact.
We got home in time, so it was good that we had the kids stay.
I feel a lot better, so it is good that I went to the hospital.
We made it home before sh'kiyah (sunset, after which time we are not permitted to drive), so it was okay that we left the hospital when we did.
But when we made each of these difficult decisions, we did not know what the outcome would be.
Wouldn't it be great to know in advance that everything would work out in the end?
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,