Thursday, September 30, 2010

3 Friends and a Prayer

When I woke up on tuesday morning I had 3 HUGE Fever Blisters! I look like I have been in a bar room brawl LOL It is simply awful! My Lip is HUGE!!! I have taken sooo much L-lysine and also got some anbesol for fever blisters! These things couldn't go away quick enough!!

I get to have Rylee again today so her momma can work extra @ the Salon! Twice in one week is such a blessing!

I went to my Pre-Op visit on wednesday because I will be having rotator cuff repair surgery on my OTHER ARM in a couple of weeks. It was suppose to be this Friday but bc DH is out of town we rescheduled it. I am soooooo NOT looking forward to this. Your prayers would be coveted at this time! The pain and the recovery time are my biggest concerns! Thanks you guys!!

Always be on the look out for divine appointments!! Sometimes they come by the name of Fern. I shared with you guys about our breakfast on Monday with me, Angel & Steph. Here we all are :)

As we were leaving, we said good-bye to Steph, & Angel & I were talking and I happen to notice a very tiny older woman off in the distance, WALKING!! I told Angel to turn around and look at her. We both thought she was just adorable and continued to chat away. Within a few more minutes we noticed her standing about 2 rows of cars away from us so we headed over to see if she was ok. She explained she was there to ask people for some grocery money. She told us she was 89 years old and had taken the bus to this location. She can ride the bus for free she explained and was thankful for the transportation. Fern shared with us that she lives with her Son and Daughter in law who is very sick. Fern does the cleaning and cooking for them but like so many people these days money is tight. In this family it is more than just tight. I cannot imagine any 89 year old out asking complete strangers for money! Fern was a tiny thing! She was probably about 4'8" and she had no teeth to speak of and the wrinkles were plenty. She explained she waits and asks only the people who have already eaten(at whichever food establishment) for money because she doesn't want anyone to go without on her behalf.
You know I have seen plenty of people who hold their signs asking for money, standing on street corners begging and while I try hard not to judge whether they are sincere in the quest for whatever we can spare I can say I have never seen anyone over 50 or even 60 let alone 89! Fern didn't mince words nor did she beg. She asked once and if you don't give she thanks you anyway. She was straight forward with all the questions we asked and when we asked if we could pray with her she said that was the best thing she could receive at all!! She grabbed our hands in that parking lot and we lifted her and her family along with their situation up to the Throne Room!

We were all touched in this divine appointment! I will never forget her sweet face and I noticed when we were leaving 3 gentlemen walking by her and ALL of them had out their wallets blessing her with a few dollars from each one! I know the Lord will provide all she needs. I am just thankful for the opportunity to have met this sweet and strong woman. She blessed Angel & I far more than words can say! Please pray for Fern and her family today won't you!