I was thinking of all the things that have touched my heart in so many different ways in the last few days and I want to share some of them with you.
My 78 year old Mother called me right after I returned home from church today. You see she has a pear tree in her yard that has been there since I was a child. My Mom and Grandmother would pick the pears each year and make oh so many wonderful things using them. They made pickled pears, pear honey, pear preserves,and pear butter. In the last few years I have taken on this responsibility.
This morning we are incurring high winds in our area due to Ike. So our pears were being blown off the tree. My Mother was so afraid I would not have any to "put up" that she went outside with her sacks and picked them up. She called to let me know that she had saved the pears for me. You see my Mom is in bad health and this was a very hard thing for her to do. This brought me to tears what a sweet unselfish act to perform. This made me feel so loved.
My daughter called me last night to say Sissy (her Daughter) my (Granddaughter) was mad at me. I asked why of course. My Daughter told me that Sissy had been e-mailing me all week and I had not replied. I told her I had not received any e-mails. My Daughter began laughing loudly. What is so funny said I ?? She said Mom she e-mailed them to Granny @ AOL.com. Now I ask you how sweet is that??
In church this morning we sang this hymn....Holy Ground....
We are standing on holy ground, And I know that there are angels all around. Let us praise Jesus now. We are standing in his presence on holy ground.
When ever I sang this hymn I think of all the dear people I have known and loved who are now in Heaven. I miss them so much!!! I have such sweet memories of each of them and carry these in my heart with me always.
All of these things have made a difference in my life today and have inspired me to make a difference in someone elses life.