Monday, January 21, 2013

Another Reason...

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any length of time, you'll know that I haven't been feeling the best.

And, you'll also know that I've had family and friends help me from time to time.  With transportation, and with food.  Thank you, to each of you who have been so loving.  May God bless you.

On Saturday, my nurse arrived.  She cleaned, repacked and redressed my incision.  How grateful I am for this nursing care!  May God bless you.

In the afternoon, I had telephone conversations with friends.  Both from here in town, and many miles away.  Including my friend I, who calls regularly, from Germany, where she and her husband live.  Once again, I need to say I am thankful for good people in my life.  May God bless you, too.

One of the phone calls I received was from my mortgage consultant friend, Mary-Ann Lehmann who is licensed and does mortgage brokering through Invis.

Mary-Ann has been assisting her daughter in an effort to have her daughter do well at selling Avon.  And, I had previously submitted an order.  So, Mary-Ann decided to deliver my Avon order.

During our phone call, she not only told me the cost of the Avon order, but she asked me if there was anything I needed, suggesting I might need potatoes.  lol She had obviously read a recent LwL entry, where I commented that I couldn't purchase potatoes, or other heavy produce or products.

I thanked her for offering to pick up some things for me.  Mary-Ann insisted she was going out to do some shopping on the way to my home, and again asked if she could pick up things for me.  This time, I agreed.

When Mary-Ann and her husband, R arrived, they carried in a 10 lb. bag of Yukon Gold potatoes.  Just the kind I had requested!  And, a bag of apples, too!

Ahhh... my heart skipped a beat!

After making payment for all the items, we sat together and enjoyed a nice visit.  It is so-o wonderful to have company come see me.  It matters not if they bring stuff.  Just having people join me for fellowship, is wonderful. 

But, I truly felt blessed.

Because my friends helped me?  Yes, of course. 

But, also because I am fully aware that my friends are showing me Christian love, care and concern, for another reason.  They're not just doing this because they care for/about me, but because they love God, and want to be obedient to Him and His Word.

This is totally obedient to God.  He told us so, in James 1:27, "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."

Being a widow isn't easy.

Being ill isn't easy.

Being a widow who is ill, is even harder.  Especially when coupled with the fact that there are physical limitations to my life, at the moment.

I am grateful to my Lord, for loving me, and for all who have shown me true Christian love.  Whether by assisting me, visiting, phone calls, or even just through prayer.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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