MISSED MOMENTS ~
All the times prior to pulling the curtain back, the woman was named Aggie and she saw me through her heart. Were they missed moments or did I make a impact on her? I totally know I made a impact and I didn't even know it. She told stories from that point on about being a teacher in a one room classroom. She loved it but when I asked what was her favorite part of the day. She laughed and said, "when they go home". lol
Our lives influence people and are lives are important. Whether you are a teacher on a piece of paper or a teacher in life, people watch you. In that watching comes opinions of how you do and who you are in life. I love the fact that Aggie knew me, before I knew her. I simply loved her and talked to her on purpose everyday. Yes, I went to the care home almost everyday for almost a year.
Hebrews 10:24-25 New International Version (NIV)
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Daily we can do our best to spur others on in life. Even in a care home, we can share hope. One kind word goes a long way. Even little actions of life makes a different. Aggie loves her pillow, not because she could see it fully, but she felt the softness of it. She laughed a lot and her stories stay in my head. I can still see her face as she told the story of her riding a horse as a kid. She laughed so much and just thinking about it, made her story come to life.
I never want to miss opportunities of sharing real life with others. I sometimes wish I had done something or said something and feel sad that I missed the moment. I also know there is nothing I can do about missed moments, but press forward.
ISAIAH 40:31 ~
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
MISSED MOMENTS ~
Keep you eyes and ear opens for now moments of life
There is nothing we can do about missed moments. But there is everything we can do about our now. Purpose good days, speak when you feel it deep inside of you and dance if you are asked too. Life is short and you make a difference. Purpose this a good day and feel the love of God deep within. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.