An excerpt of my final Editor’s note:
…….As we left, I was sure to look him in the eye and smile. I wanted him know I saw him … that he wasn’t invisible and that he was appreciated by a fellow traveller. In the briefest of moments, I wanted him to know he went from stranger to friend.
I hope when he goes home tonight and slips into his cold sheets that this good man feels loved and perchance his world might feel a little less lonely.
Pop’s words, “be nice to each other” are etched in my heart and soul. For, if we can’t be nice to each other, nothing else matters.
I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and non-existent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now.
Time never stands still; it must steadily march on, and with the marching come the changes. But for I have learned, God’s love never changes; through it all.
My heart is overflowing with gratitude to think that a loving Lord who knew his “child” is running into trouble and would inspire this good woman to do, feel and love in a manner unexpected and unorthodox for her, so His “child” could find a little comfort.
Just like that old man, slip under the blanket, and fall asleep feeling the warmth in her heart knowing that someone cares, unconditionally.
Perhaps when we look back on our lives, from that place that feels so far away, the events we experienced through darkness will be made light as noon day. Then, and perhaps only then, it will finally be seen … the times we felt most alone, we in fact walked with heavenly beings. Someone like B1… 🙂
Donks.. thank you for walking this journey with me and sticking by me in spite of everything. You didn’t have to, you have so much going on, lionkey, the wedding, papa lion, but yet you stayed. I swear it’s true…i wouldn’t have made it till this date if it wasn’t for you..