Friday, May 14, 2010

We've been blessed

As much time as I spend gritching about the stuff I don't have, just thought I'd show you all the grateful side of me. There really is one in there hiding...

I have a friend that I met just last fall. I'd never seen her before but we met at a ladies' encounter weekend and actually, didn't even have too much time to have any conversation. The weekend was pretty busy and we barely did more than get introduced. She found my blog through some posts I'd made on Facebook and she has been a blessing to us ever since.

She sent her husband over to visit with Ron when no one else would come. She has sent protein shake powder and "sugar buster" cookies over for him/me and wouldn't let me pay her. She's been a prayer warrior and an email buddy (we have yet to get together because of my hectic schedule).

And - now, twice in the last month her family has come over to do the sweeping, mopping, and odds and ends that I can't seem to get done. And they won't take a dime for it! I left a check two weeks ago because I knew I owed her about $40 - so said she needed to fill out the amount for at least that much, plus what ever I owed her for them doing the cleaning (I had asked about her daughter doing some of the stuff for me and I would pay her). I said to write something in and tell Ron, who would tell me.

She wrote "something" in it alright... All over it. But they didn't take it and it wasn't a viable check when she got finished with it. LOL! I got a good laugh.

Bless you, my friend! God is using you to make a difference in the lives of these two measly people. It's appreciated!


SkippyMom said...

How wonderful. She is a true friend.

The check thing made me giggle - too funny, but she just wants to be a friend, not be paid I am sure.

I am glad you have some help sweetie. Thanks for sharing such a happy story. :D

Kathy said...

That is so awesome. There are so many wonderful people out there.

Rae said...

She is a real treasure. God truly does answer prayer and sometimes it comes in the form of a new friend. What a blessing. I am glad you and Ron have her in your lives.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I am so happy that you have someone who wants to help you shoulder your load. Accept the friendship she is so freely offering. I have a friend like that right now and have had similar experiences throughout my life in times of need. Just remember that you have no doubt been that to someone in the past and will be again.

Pat said...

I am glad this woman has come into your life when you need her friendship and help the most. Sometimes the hardest thing is accepting help. But you know what? It makes people feel good when they CAN help. So it's a win-win situation. God has been listening to your prayers. :)