Oh, Those Senior Moments!

July 24, 2020 by  
Filed under Humor, Stories

By Karen O’Connor –

I left the women’s luncheon feeling like a million. I made new friends, enjoyed a delicious meal, was inspired by the music, and felt great about my presentation as the keynote speaker. Then it happened. I walked out the front door of the banquet hall with two other women and I went blank. There in front of me was a sea of cars––but I had no idea where mine was located. I started walking––praying. Where are you little Escort?

I couldn’t lose my cool in front of these women. They were impressed with me. They thought I was a celebrity! They wanted more of my books and my autograph. “Do you have any extras in your car?” one asked.

“Sure,” I mumbled. “Authors always carry extra books.” (Now if I can just find my car.) “Why don’t you wait right here?” I suggested. “I’ll run to the car…” (if I can find it) “…and come back with the books signed and ready.”

“Oh no,” said another. “We’ll follow you. No sense in your walking all the way back. We’re parked in the lot too.”

Follow me? My hands were suddenly wet and my mind had turned to mush. I wondered if they’d be so eager to keep going if they knew I was walking in circles.

“Sure, right this way,” I said, clearing my throat and blinking back tears. I didn’t have a clue where I was heading. My trusted, faithful car, clean, dependable, and paid off, was nowhere to be seen.

Help Lord, I’m having a senior moment!

Then suddenly it all came back. Clear. Vivid. Certain. I had parked in the first lane by the exit on purpose––so I wouldn’t get in a long line going out. Whew! In the nick of time you answered me. My honey of a car, gleaming in the sun from the fresh car wash, was right where I had left it, six cars to my right, practically in front of me. It never looked better. I wanted to wrap my arms around it, hug it, smooch it!

“Here we are,” I chirped. “I’ll get the books, sign them, and you can be on your way.”

The ladies smiled, scribbled out their checks, handed them to me, and off they went, thanking me as they waved good-bye.

I thanked them too.

But you’re the one who deserves the thanks, Lord, and the hug, and the big smooch! Once more your Holy Spirit came to my rescue.

About Karen OConnor

Karen O'Connor is an award-winning author of 70+ published books, a featured speaker at conferences and ministry events, and a writing instructor and editor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. Visit Karen on the web at karenoconnor.com.
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13 Responses to “Oh, Those Senior Moments!”
  1. Can you have senior moments in your forties??????

  2. Steph Prichard says:

    Sometimes I’m embarrassed by my senior moments prayers for such little things like misplacing my glasses, but He’s always so gracious to answer that I keep asking. How wonderful that being a Christian is a Person-to-person relationship!

  3. I have times like that. I really appreciate the key fobs with the panic button on them. I try to park near one of those cart collecting places at the grocery store. Husband has learned NOT to make fun of me when I have those moments.

  4. Three cheers for your husband!

  5. Jan Sperry says:

    Very funny! An boy can I relate!! Thanks for a wonderful story!

  6. Sandra Victor says:

    Dear Karen,
    I love this article because I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me. It’s comforting and faith building to see how the Lord comes to our rescue when we are having a senior moment. Thank you so much for your inspirational stories. They always uplift and encourage people to get closer to the Lord.

  7. Nike Chillemi says:

    I’ve been losing my car for years and years. LOL

    Great article.

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