Friday, February 13, 2009

Share the Love!

I have to admit, this was not my original idea. I got the idea from Nicole's Blog, my niece by marriage. However, I actually decided to act on it. Thursday I made some brownies, 2 batches, and cut one batch into heart shaped brownies. I got some cute little bags, some hershey's kisses, M&M's, and ribbon. And I made some little gift tags that had the verse from I John 4:19 inside, We love because He first loved us. The other batch of brownies I made for the nurses I used to work with. So now I was ready to go.

I had a wonderful day; the sun was shining, there was no wind, and it felt like spring--high 30's. I delivered my little bags to 3 widow ladies, another elderly single lady, our visitation pastor (his wife died in an accident years ago and he raised his boys; he still suffers pain from the accident), and also to our 2 secretaries at the church.

I visited with each of these ladies for a little while. One of them is 99 years old, living in a retirement center about 20 miles from my home. She is also actually related to me on my mother's side. She was so excited to see me!

I couldn't deliver the pastor's gift in person, as he was making hospital calls. The church secretary said he would be coming by the church and she would see that he got it.

I took a pan of brownies to the nurses where I used to work. They are always excited to get food!--and it was fun seeing them again. I'm enjoying retirement but I do miss some of the ladies I worked with.

I had one last bag to deliver: I took it to a teen-ager who I am mentoring through a program at church called the Titus Project. She was home from school, on their farm, and was out taking care of their elpaca's (sp?). She's sort of quiet, and seemed very pleased that I would come by to bring her a card and a little gift.

After my day of visiting, I met my hubby at the Harlan Cafe for supper. I think that I was probably blessed more than any of the people who received the gifts, though they all seemed pleased that someone would remember them. I had been fighting a winter cold for 3 days, and I think it even helped my feel better physically. Thank you, Nicole, for a great idea!


s'me said...

What a lovely idea. I might have to try this!

Joan said...

How wonderful!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Way to act!

Happy Valentine's Day!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You know that they were blessed alongside you! I'll be spending my love day at the church fellowship hall, eating some good southern cooking and line dancing with my "ancients." Now, before you get offended by the dancing or my affectionate term for my 80+ year old ladies that I lunch with every Tuesday, don't. I do so in the spirit of Hebrews 11:1--the faith that the "ancients" were commended for. Reading your post reminded me of just how much I love them.

I see that your an Indiana girl. My dad grew up near South Bend and graduated from Marion College, when it was still Marion Collge. He also received his doctorate from IU. I spend many of my childhood vacations in the Hoosier state!

Thanks, again, for your kind words and for visiting the blog. I love meeting new friends.


Dee said...

What a lovey valentine day for you and those who recieved your gifts of love. Dee