Treasuring Elders

At the doctor’s office, a little old lady with her walker, starts heading out the door when I push the handicap button for her. Her husband and I say maybe we should wait, because it’s chilly outside. But the taxi’s coming, and she wants to be ready.

The door starts to close on her, and she says, “Oh!” Her war veteran husband and I rush to hold it open. “I got it!” I say. She says, “Not fast enough!” I laugh, and say to her husband, “She says not fast enough!” He says, “You gotta understand; we’ve been together for 63 years!” I tell them, “I love it! You two are adorable! Have a blessed day!” They head toward the taxi, his arm around her, and he says to me, “You too, you too.” My heart fills up with fuzzy warmth. I love elderly people. They are a treasure more valuable than gold.

 “You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord” (Lev. 18:32 ESV).

Seeds of Kindness

I love connecting with people I’ve never met, while out at appointments or shopping or traveling. I wonder if one day we will meet in Heaven and laugh about the one and only time we saw each other, when we bumped into each other’s shopping carts and laughed. Or maybe that little elderly woman will remember how I reached up to get her that jar of pickles, or I’ll remember that young teen boy who helped me carry my bags to my car when it wasn’t part of his job. Planting seeds…

Blood Moon Sunrise

Sometimes you get up early in the morning, because your little girl is beside herself to see the Blood Moon, but the sky is full of thick dark clouds.

The two of you jump into the car in your pajamas, determined to see what you can see. After driving down the road, you don’t find the moon hiding behind the trees either. Your daughter asks you to drive down the other way, and the clouds are moving in the sky, but they are playing hide-and-seek with the moon. So instead, shivering in the cold, you pull over to enjoy the silver lining…a beautiful sunrise! 

 She’s thrilled, and so are you. Then, to top it off, you get to come home and cuddle together to get warm, and enjoy falling asleep with your little girl in your arms. Thank you, God, for Easter joy!

“Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders.  From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.”  Psalm 65:8 NLT