Saving Grace

“I now know that things I always thought I could depend on can crash in an instant. Because of the love that I have been shown, I now know what it means to be ‘beloved’. Rebecca Wells, an American author. 

It was the late 70s and early 80s. I was on track for success at a lab of international reputation. I had two rapid-fire promotions and in my mid-30s was running a large toxicology laboratory, part of a much larger reference laboratory at one site. 

Suddenly, there was a corporate takeover of the entire laboratory. I learned of the swift discharge of middle management in corporate buyouts. To a young, naïve director, it was the shock of my life. In Wells’ terms, there was a “… crash in an instant.” 

It took a long time to find my way back to level ground. It was only with the help of our sweet Lord, who, found and saved me. I learned how it feels to be infinitely, deeply, and fiercely beloved.