I'm gonna to fess up! I have been busy this week!!
I haven't even had time to touch the "ON" button of my oven...so, NO cookies went out to others.
I did not have the time to make phone calls or to tell someone I was thinking of them.
Like my story last week....I never found the time to reach inside my purse for a few coins to help someone in need.
Makes me sad that I've been so consumed with the needs around me, that I put my RAK by the wayside....
What I did do was spend hours at the Nursing home with my dad. As most of you know, my dad has Alzheimer's, and this has been a most difficult week for him.
There was one day, when I sat with him for an extended length of time. Can I tell you that I found myself being Blessed by just sitting there and watching the behaviors of each man who is a resident there with my dad.
These patients may not be able to understand what we have to say.. and, they may speak words that none of us can understand...but when it comes to their precious smiles...This is a language that we all can understand.
One guy just loves to wave... (like ever few minutes) When I wave back at him...his face lights up with such a beautiful smile.
Another guy wanted to know if I knew anything about INSANITY. I wanted to tell him that he could take a good look at me and he could quickly figure out this "insanity thing" BUT...I just held his hand and said: "Lets talk about how handsome your are." He didn't know anything about insanity, but he did know what handsome meant. The reason I know..is because he smiled from ear to ear and brushed his hair back.
You know...I could sense that my dad felt safe with me being there. He held my hands and he talked and talked about the big ol' farm that he grew up on. And then, he would talk about things that he and his brother did (yesterday)....Of course, his brother passed away years ago.
Each day this week, as I walked out of the Nursing Home...I thanked God for all the warmth that I felt, coming from those who will never know, that THEY have made a difference in my life!
BTW...my dad has been admitted to the Hospital...I would certainly appreciate your prayers for him.
I'm joining myfivemen.blogspot.com
We must NOT dwell on the disease... We need only to value the moments, the pearls of wisdom, their smile and their humor.
May each of you be Blessed....