Hello my friends, I hope you all had a great day....Sunshine today my friends, priceless!
My day started early, very early. Just before I was to close my computer last night I received an e-mail from my sister, in Scotland. I could tell by her words something wasn't quite right, it was pretty late so I e-mailed her back and mentally made a note to call her this morning. Well I turned the light out and tried to go to sleep but I just kept thinking about her so I called. It was 8 am in Scotland but it was 1 am here. Anyway I called and was so glad I did. She is having some health issues right now and after we talked about them we started chatting, you know what sisters are like. Well we discussed our first memories and we both were laughing so hard at each other's memory, I am sure if someone were outside my window he would of thought I had lost it. There were six kids in my family and Sheila was #4 where I was #6. Her birthday was Jan. 8th and mine is in May. Well after Christmas at our house there was no money so Sheila didn't get many birthday gifts (always a cake though) and mine being in May and being the youngest, seem to have a good celebration compared to her. I wish she could tell you the stories she told me about what she did to my dolls, etc. Oh how we laughed. I, now have to apologize to my brother as I always blamed him for doing those things. We talked for 2 hours, at least and really we laughed more than talked. It's great to have sisters, I wish she didn't live so far away. She reads my blog everyday, so hi Sis, hope your feeling better. You said I was a real tonic for you well you are a real blessing to me. I love you and wish we lived closer together.
Now today was the last day of our course. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and we took our pot luck picnic to the park by the church. We had so much food, mostly snacks and finger foods. My contribution was a tray of 5 different cheese(s), crackers and pickles, others brought rolls, sausage, pepperoni, peanuts, chips and the other leader had picked up a lovely cake with our course number on it. We put the two picnic tables close together and enjoyed each other's company. We all spoke about what, if any and they had a choice to say, we received from our course. Needless to say my eyes were misty through most of this. We tidied up the park and headed back to the clinic (just across the street) as we had made up packets for each of the patients to take home with them and as I was passing them out my favorite patient said, now do you have time for a cup of coffee or have you had enough already. What could I say, I had planned on going to Curves right after the course but I knew it would be open whenever I had finished, so I said of course we'll go for coffee, I always have time for you. Remember I told you I didn't like clowns, well I dislike "goodbyes" even more. After hugs and good byes to everyone "favorite patient" and I went across the street to The Tea House for coffee. He thanked me and told me that he was going to miss the course and that no matter how badly he felt he always looked forward to Tuesday's. We had given him something each week to feel good about, and the assignments each week helped him to forget for a few minutes that his life wasn't normal. I told him I was glad we were able to help and only wished we could of done more. He encouraged me to continue and keep the courses going, they were very helpful he said. Now this made me feel proud of our course and happy that we were helping people, that was our main goal. The class had bought us each a gift and I was given a lovely pair of blue topaz earrings, and Danielle was given a stretch pearl bracelet. Such beautiful gifts, now we usually do receive a gift each course by these were by far the most expensive gifts we received. Danielle and I just looked at each other in amazement and we both had tears in our eyes. I wanted to be able to tell you that saying good bye to "favorite patient" went well but as his eyes misted over and he gave me a hug the tears were rolling down my cheeks. His wife had arrived to pick him up and as I walked him to the car I asked God to keep me strong not only for me but for him. I never did say good bye, I just kissed his cheek as I closed the car door. I returned to the clinic and both Danielle and I cried over his situation. It's the classic, why do bad things happen to good people. Tonight as I go over the day, I know in my heart he will be fine whether it's here or in heaven. He has a wife and family who will love and care for him, a wonderful doctor, nurses to help him until God takes him home. He will always have a special place in my heart.
When I left the clinic I went to Curves and it was good timing as I needed the exercise to lift my spirits. It worked and I arrived home feeling energized and happy. I had a couple of happy surprises today as well, I will tell you about them in tomorrow's blog.
Am off to read my favorite blogs and comments......hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday.....Good Night and God Bless