Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Sweetest Gift



Today I got the sweetest gift. I was standing in the church foyer this morning waiting to go sit down, when Mary handed me an envelope from another friend in our church. Inside was a beautiful handmade necklace, along with a sweet thank you note for a baby gift that I, along with everyone else, gave her. I was so tickled about this wonderful necklace and I put it on immediately.

As I sat in church I looked at this necklace and thought about the sister who made it for me. She has had some tough times recently. She just had her fifth baby as well, and that in of itself, can be all consuming, let alone the other things that have plagued her life lately. As I ran my fingers across the beads and charms, I thought of the tears that she had wept over her cirumstances. She and I are not very close, in fact I mostly know of her sorrows from others who are close to her. As I have heard of her situation my heart has been heavy. Life is hard, there is so much sorrow during certain seasons of our life, and her season has been long. So this necklace touched me in a special way, knowing that in the midst of her trials she thought of me. I don't know why, I didn't request one, I haven't been an endearing life rope for her recently, so why? All that I do know is that it melted my heart. I have thought of her all day long today. I have looked down many times this afternoon and clung to this precious gift. It humbled me. It made me think that when you feel to do something for someone, and you put your own thoughts on the backburner to accomplish it, the blessings may be so great. This blessing is mine, she took time for me, and I feel blessed and loved.

10 comments:

Kim's Life said...

This has humbled me to. Funny what life throws at you. It can be as simple as a rub on the back or a smile or even a beautiful handman necklace to make you feel touched. This women clearly knows you have a wonderful heart. She more than likely knows that you will pray for her and that in its self might comfort her. How ever her giving you that has made her very happy. Have a wonderful day. :)

Mike said...

What a nice gesture she made for you. She knows you're a wonderful person is my guess.

MarylandMommy said...

Very precious.....

Beth said...

That is pretty neat Trina...it is nice to know that someone is thinking about you when you least expect it.

Renee said...

That's something I need to work on; thinking of others when I'm in need myself.
Great post!

Mother On an Island said...

It is humbling to have somebody in need find a way to think outside of themselves and turn their energy to others. It helps me to remember that when we are sad or beset with problems in life, it does help to reach out to others in a positive way. It feels good to make somebody smile. I bet she felt better knowing that you and the other sisters who received this necklace would be so pleased. Thank you for posting this story. People amaze me with their strength.

KristieSue said...

I love blogs. Not all are good I know but I just love visiting other Christian blogs of mothers and other believers. It is so uplifting to read all the testimonies and bits and pieces of advice.

This is a great story. If we all can try to do a little more for others imagine how great that would be. This inspired me thank you so much.

Pirate said...

she truely inspired you and herself and made the world better. Great story.

momto3blessings said...

What a wonderful gift. And so wonderful of her to be thinking of others in the midst of her trials.

Nicki said...

This is something I struggle with so often. I'm always praying that the Lord will help show me where I can help others even when I'm in the midst of my own trials.

What a blessing this lady was to each of you who received her necklaces! It's obvious that she's also been a blessing to those of us who read about her gifts and trials. That's the thing about being a blessing to others. Our actions can bring about effects that are infinite.