We’ve been missing in action for a few days again, but it’s really not our fault. Mom’s computer had a heart attack. We promise that we didn’t do anything. We didn’t scare it. We didn’t jump on it. We didn’t threaten it. It just died. Well, Mom wants to explain a few other things so she’s going to take over our post again today. It’s fine with us, Mom, as long as you give us lots of treats.
Thanks, boys!!! It’s been a rather hectic time around here lately. I’ve been looking for a job which is not only discouraging, but it takes so much time! I wish I could just walk into an office and say, “Need help?” Any of you who are no longer in your 20’s know how hard it is for us “Golden Oldies” to even get a chance to talk to anyone. They all figure we’re senile and don’t know what we’re doing. We know differently!
Enough of the job problem. I’ve also been having some health issues. Years ago I had a triple fusion done on my left ankle because of a ruptured tendon. It’s been doing fairly good until the last few years. Seems arthritis has taken over the ankle and that’s why I keep having so much pain when I try to walk. Next step is a new ankle but we’re trying to hold off. Then about three weeks ago I did something to my right hip and it is extremely painful. There are times it calms down, but it can get so cranky.
Enough of the stupid health problems. Now here’s what happened to me yesterday. I had to go to the grocery store and I always go in one certain door. Yesterday I went in the other door at the other end of the building because the things I needed were on that end. I noticed an older couple walking in ahead of me. When I got inside the first door and headed for a shopping cart, the woman stopped me.
“I’m from a local church (I recognized the name) and we just like to stop and pray for people. Could I pray for you?”
I was so surprised but told her what an awesome thing that was. She asked me what she could pray for. Now, normally I wouldn’t have said anything. I’m rather shy when it comes to discussing any needs or problems I may have. However, I got brave in choir one night a few weeks ago and mentioned my needs for prayer. Since then my wonderful choir friends have been praying for me and asking me how things are going. So, when this woman asked me what she could pray for, I quickly blurted out, “The pain in my ankle, my hip, and my search for a new job.” I was telling a complete stranger my problems!! What was wrong with me??
She said a beautiful prayer and instantly I felt more relaxed. Oh, the pain was still there, but not dominant. We said a few more things to each other and I let her know about my involvement with my church choir. We said goodbye and I got my shopping cart. I turned around and they were gone. I looked for them throughout the store and on my way out. I never saw them again. Were they angels? I have no idea, but they sure were a blessing to me.
One more thing, I’m working on a temporary computer for a couple of days and the boys don’t know how to use it. They’ll be posting again when the new computer is up and running and they’ve been trained.