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.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Posted by Trina at 5:52 PM