Praise Day 284: Today I praise God for a blessed day with my Hospice patients....Jessica....Mom, Dad, the Inn, and Toccoa Falls with Chelsea......a busy and very blessed day!!!!
Once again, I am quite tardy in posting my praises! I have been so busy and I apologize for falling behind, and I am gonna catch up right now! Thursday was an incredibly blessed day for me! Today was the day I got to go visit my hospice patients and I have to tell you......it was so incredible! I now have 6 patients and that is such a blessing. As I met my new patients.....I have to tell you, I had a great laugh or two.......or twenty! The first new person was one of the sweetest ladies! She smiled the entire time I was there! We talked about all kinds of things, and not once did she have a complaint to share! The second newbie was quite a hoot! She threw me and I did not know I could be thrown! We were talking about family when out of nowhere she told me, "My husband is HOT!" Now I am not sure if her description of HOT has the same meaning as mine, but I am pretty sure my face showed a bit of shock and awe! She then proceeded to tell me that he was as crazy as a loon, and that he ALWAYS wanted something! At this point, all I could do is just respond to her by saying,"Really!" Take your imagination where you think it should go.....but mine was still in shock.....all while trying not to bust out laughing! She was so precious! My heart broke when I met my third newbie......she was sleeping with no chance of waking up for a visit. Her nurse checked her while I was there and had to put her on oxygen. It was quite a swing of emotion because I am not sure that she will still be there by the time I get to go back. I moved on to my three patients that I have been visiting and we had such a great time! One of my ladies.....we got to polish her fingernails! She looked so pretty in pink! The one gentleman I have was a bit distracted, but we still had an interesting conversation! But God saved the best surprise of my day for last.......Mrs. Mary! I can tell you her name because when I went to go visit with her, I got to meet her daughter and granddaughter! I told them about the stories of praise that I was able to share about Mr. Jack, and they told me that it would be just fine to do the same with Mrs. Mary! This made my whole day!!!!!! Our visit was such a blessing and when she asked Mary if she remembered me....her whole face lit up! There is no greater blessing when working with other people, than knowing that your life and your presence means something to someone! At this point.....I knew that I had done something right.......something eternal! After I got done, I met up with Jessica to go visit my parents at the Inn. I had told Jess about the Inn and we decided to take a day trip! It was so wonderful hearing Jess squeal with joy seeing the beauty of the Mountains.....of the flowers growing in the median.....and singing songs with great joy! She got to meet the interns at the Inn, and we even got to eat dinner with them! I have to say, Nathan Otsby.....brought great laughter to everyone! It was such a wonderful time of fellowship that went far too fast! We then left to Toccoa Falls to drop off a book to Chelsea on our way back home. Chelsea was in a special chapel service when we got there, so Jess and I walked back to the falls to take some pictures. Now mind you......it was dark....pitch black dark at this point! I won't lie.....Jess asked me if I was afraid of the dark and I told her it was not the dark I was afraid of, but what might jump out at me in the dark that had me shakin in my boots a bit......well, technically.....flip flops.....but boots sounded better! It was such a blessed time though......Jess had no fear, just freedom! She danced (I think....it was dark!), looked at the multitude of stars, we took pictures blindly that turned out beautiful (however I was afraid a strange face might pop into one of the pics when the flash went off! hehehehe), and the most fun part was watching her phone lit up with a beautiful sunflower on it, going round and round as she danced with great joy! Chelsea then met us and we took pics of her and them both together. Jess got to meet some college students and we went and ate cheese and fruit at the reception that followed the special Inauguration of the new School President! Sadly though, we had to leave and head home. My body was feeling a bit tired, but oh......so......blessed! I could not have ordered a more perfect day! I praise God for this very special Thursday......I
I am a fun loving Honeygram, wife and mother who loves Jesus with my whole heart! If you have any questions.....just ask me and I will do what I can to answer them! May God Bless You All!