A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer,
bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, and...
the future worth living. ~Unknown author
I passed out Mother's Day cards at the nursing home church service today.
Those sweet smiles on aged wrinkled faces do good things to my heart.
"My name is Bertha. Yes, I am a mother. Both my babies
have died." "Well, I'm so happy to meet you, and I've
brought you something." I handed her my hand-made card,
hugged her neck and told her "Happy Mother's Day." I had
watched her during church service and heard her
sweet voice as we sang hymns....she had a beautiful smile.
I met John, an older African-American
gentleman. I liked his smile also, and when I took hold
of his hand and shared
a few words, I felt a kinship...he too, a part of God's family. John
kept his eyes closed most of the service. When
we began singing Jesus Loves Me, I saw his precious old
lips begin to move....he recognized the song and knew the words.
Juanita sang with a smile on her face. She held
her Mother's Day card I had given her,
tightly in her hand the whole time.
I was deeply saddened when they brought a young seventeen
year old boy to the church service. A car accident, and he was
completely paralized. The pastor's words would encourage
him...."God knows your suffering and pain, He loves you."
Saying these folks blessed my heart today, would be
a real understatement.
Handing out a few cards, giving hugs and smiles....remembering
their names .....I never feel like I've done enough....As Mother Teresa
once said, "You can't do it all, just do something."
Have a blessed day....Dee Dee