This past week I had my 53rd birthday. I think back over the last three years and all my family has been through and along the way I am reminded of all the love that has been given.
This past summer I ended up in bed in pain and I was in misery. I had days where I didn’t want to keep going. It seems on those days that Kevin would bring the mail in and there would be a card from someone that would encourage me – Or I’d get a text or Facebook pm from someone checking on me just when I needed an encouraging and caring word. We received meals twice a week for a couple months. I don’t even know who many of the senders were as it was all coordinated by a close friend of mine. The meals were a lifesaver. I couldn’t cook at all and there are only so many things Kevin can cook though he got more creative under pressure:)
It is said that God puts Angels on earth to help us and to encourage us. These notes , messages, texts and meals were my little gifts of love and encouragement from those angels.
Love surpasses all things. We don’t have to agree on everything, not one of us is the same and none of us is right all the time or nice all the time. But acts of love and encouragement transcend all that is different about each of us. It’s what brings us together. We are all on this earth trying to survive and learn what the heck this place is all about.
We can survive without love -I suppose -but it’s a lonely existence. We need eachother. We humans should take the cue from other animals. Most species need to be around others of their species to survive.
We humans have more things alike than we have different. Just when we might feel we’ve lost faith in the human race something will pop up on our Facebook feed that makes us change our minds. There is hope for us.
The notes and texts and messages and meals and calls and little gifts I have received over the last three years -and especially in the last six months have meant the world to me. They kept me going during some very low and sad times. There aren’t enough ways to say thank you. My words can’t convey what they’ve meant to me.
I haven’t quite figured this human experience out yet. I have a strong faith in God and I suspect many of my questions will be answered when my time here is completed. I have faith that God that knows what he’s doing even when I don’t understand it. In the meantime I want to live my life to the fullest that I can and I want make people feel loved and cared for especially when they are down. Just like what was done for me.
Maybe the best way I can say thank you to all those who have reached out to me is to simply pay all the kindness and love forward. We can all be angels on earth -it just takes a little effort to make this world a better place. And it feels pretty good to be an angel too.
God Bless to all of my angels near and far. I won’t forget your love to me. I love you all.