My 85 year old angel
July 22, 2011. Friday 5:30 pm
It has been a long week and I am so glad that the weekend is here. The rain finally has stopped, I hope tomorrow is a nicer day.
Jaden is taking his sweet time as usual, I don’t know why he likes to sniff the same trees over and over. After all we walk up this hill everyday.
A bus is slowly pulling up, I wonder if my neighbor is driving tonight. As the bus finally stops in front of me, a little old lady with a big pink floppy hat slowly makes her way off the bus.
The poor woman, she does not seem to be able to stand too well on her feet.
I slow down a bit, just wondering if she needs help.
We look up and our eyes met. I smile at her politely.
” Oh, your dog is quite big !”
” Yes he is, but you don’t need to be afraid of him, he is friendly”
“Is he afraid of bears?”
” We saw a bear a month ago, he was spooked, that is why he is wearing a bear bell now.”
” Be careful when you walk him, and when you see a bear, walk quietly away, they don’t like it when you run.”
I look at her pensively, this old woman who can hardly walk is telling me to be careful.
” I am so glad the rain has stopped. This weather is making my joints really painful.”
” Yes the weather has been very nasty lately.”
” You walk the dog in the rain too? Make sure you don’t get wet, or else you will catch a bad cold!”
I cannot believe what she just said. This complete stranger is showing so much care.
The cloud that has been looming over me suddenly disappears. I can feel the sun on my skin. A warm feeling slowly invade my being, chasing the chill away.
So this is what it feels when a stranger shows kindness to another.
She has to be an angel sent by God. For He knows exactly what this child needs.
Some tender loving care to chase away the sadness in her.
Thank you Father, You just made my week.