In the very basic nature of this statement, I am truly glad. But, I'm also glad in ways I never knew I'd be glad.
Let's go back a little over a year.
Larry and I were sitting in a car dealership. We waited at the saleswoman's desk as the finance department ran some numbers for us.
We waited and waited. Much longer than we had ever waited before. I began to wonder if there was a problem. We had paid down all of our debt. Perhaps, no debt made our credit score scary to lenders. I knew that could happen. We hadn't moved or changed jobs recently. We waited...I worried. Larry never worries, so he sat reading a gearhead magazine.
The saleswoman, who is a friend of my parents, approached with an odd look upon her face.
"Larry, did you know that you are dead?"
The sound of Larry and I blinking...
Larry's big sigh..."Well, that makes this conversation awkward." (This is typical Larry.)
You see, Larry is the executor of his father's estate. Evidently, when he called to cancel one of his dad's credit cards, the creditor reported Larry Daigle III dead instead of Larry Daigle Jr. We aren't really certain how that happened, since my Larry didn't have an account with them. However, he was dead. Just according to one credit card company and the one credit bureau to which they report.
It's amazing that with just a few swift errant keystrokes one Sally Sue DataEntry girl could cause a problem. What's more amazing is that they will immediately take your word that someone is dead...but, they cannot under any circumstance take your word that you are alive.
Fast forward through a year's worth of long, frustrating phone calls to credit bureaus, the credit card company and an attorney. Larry is finally alive.
It wasn't the end of the world. We drove home in the vehicle Larry had chosen. Our life continued as normal. But, today, Larry is in the system and alive.
Let All Things Now Living
words by Katherine K Davis
Let all things now living
a song of thanksgiving
to God the Creator
Who fashioned and made us,
protected and stayed us,
Who guideth us on
to the end of our days.
His banners are o'er us,
His light goes before us,
A pillar of fire shining forth in the night,
'til shadows have vanished
and darkness is banished,
as forward we travel from light into light.
His law He enforces,
the stars in their courses,
the sun in His orbit,
The hills and the mountains,
the rivers and fountains,
the deeps of the ocean
proclaim Him Divine.
We too, should be voicing
our love and rejoicing,
with glad adoration a song let us raise,
'til all things now living
unite in thanksgiving
to God in the highest, hosanna and praise!