I was reminded again today just how precious peacefulness is. I met one of our neighbors on my walk with Rascal. He is an elderly gentleman and he had fallen last night and bruised his face and hurt his head. I asked him if I could help him, "No, honey, I just need to get in the house and rest." I knew he wouldn't accept my help and I knew that he knew I cared. As we walked on home an overwhelming feeling of joy and well being crept over me. I know this was God wrapping his arms around me. I know he will wrap his arms around my neighbor, too. I was so thankful that I wasn't hurting and that I still have a few years before I'll be in his age bracket. I guess that might sound funny or better-than-you but it wasn't that. It was just a reminder of what I have right now in my life and how very thankful I am.
This evening I called to check on him anyway. His wife answered. She has had some strokes and he's been taking care of her. Now she's taking care of him. She said, "We try to get by in the between spells". She said he has a bad stiff neck but he's going to be O.K. Bless their hearts. God bless yours, too Diane