I have been the recipient of such love recently, and just wanted to take a minute to share HOW important these gestures were to me. Since my Mammaw's fall, stroke, and throughout her recovery, my life has been turned upside down.
My days are not my own (not as if they ever truly were, but you know...), I often
I received a card a few weeks back. This dear girl has been a sweet friend of mine for so long it's not funny. We use to talk weekly, and sometimes daily, and to be honest, while I know where I was sitting the last time I talked to her, I couldn't tell you when. There's an occasional text, a facebook post, or a voicemail (from her) to say "I love you and miss you." As I said, emotionally, some days I had NOTHING left to give (not that she was asking), and yet, I know, when I can, we'll fall right in place and have never missed a beat. That's a true friendship.
Today, I was sitting here,
This afternoon, I check the mail to find a card. It's from one of our Worship Leaders at church, it was a "Thinking of You" card, and her message was simple, but filled with His love. It brought tears to my eyes that she took the time out of her day to say "Thank you for your work at church, and YOU are special to me."
To say the least, I feel loved. I feel supported. AND none of these people could fully know the weights I feel sitting on my shoulders, and yet, they reach out in their own ways to love me. Grateful. That's where I am.
(Thank you, Courtney, from Women Living Well, for this photo)
If ever the thought crosses your mind, that someone needs an encouraging word, or the Father places someone on your heart/mind, DO NOT DELAY! Act on it. It may be the very thing that helps them move forward and keep smiling. It was for me.