Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Time of Blessings


Blessing of Friendship
Today I attended the funeral of a woman whom I've not known well or for very long.  In fact, I met her about a year ago at a Sunday School luncheon.  However, she made such an impression on me that day, that I immediately felt an unusual endearment toward her.  I called her a friend.  Earlier this year at another luncheon, she told us that she had been diagnosed with cancer.  As her condition worsened, she moved to be near her daughter.  I missed her.  Pat Thorpe was one of the happiest and funniest people I've had the privilege of knowing.  Evidently, she was the most creative teacher to have taught in Caddo Parish, having been awarded Outstanding Teacher many times.  Let me share with you one story she told on herself:

"I drove my little black Volkswagen into the car wash, and then went inside to wait for the waving towel.  Sure enough, in due time, I saw the guy waving his towel so I went out, gave him a little tip, got into the car and drove off.  Down the road a bit I reached over to get something I had left on the front seat and it wasn't there.  I began to look around and realized nothing looked familiar.  All of a sudden, I realized I was driving a Mercedes instead of my Jetta, so I turned around and went back.  When I drove up there was this weird guy running around waving his arms like crazy.

When I got out of the car he ran up and said "Lady, are you crazy, you took my car."  I told him, "I thought it was mine."  He looked at me and said, "Lady, there is about $50,000 difference in our cars!"  I just shrugged and said, "Well, it was black!"

That was Pat Thorpe.  We will miss you!

Blessed to Give
 Only a few months ago, this precious little James was homeless in Uganda, with nothing to call his own, and now he is excited to share his "shoe box" with another little one who has nothing.  Thank you God for blessing so that we might be a blessing.

Blessed to Receive
 Chris and Starr have been blessed to receive this beautiful little Ugandan daughter for whom they have waited so long.   They got to meet her this week.  This little one has no idea of the love in store for her..

Bless Your People
Israel at War
May we pray for the protection and peace of Israel as they are being fired upon this very hour.
 Lord protect your people, your land, and demonstrate your mighty miraculous power.

Thank you for Your Blessings!
May your Thanksgiving be a day full of God's richest blessings as you give Him Thanks 

5 comments:

Kimberly said...

I love this post. What a funny story Pat told. I am glad you got to meet her if it was only a short while.
James is a cutie!

Have a good weekend!

Joyce said...

She sounds like a special lady. So happy for your friends and their new little daughter. I too am praying today for Israel-

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Great post LIbby and my first read of the day. Love the story of the cars. How funny!!

Wishing you and Dick and wonderful Thanksgiving!

myletterstoemily said...

you filled this post with at least three
significant stories. the first made me
smile, the second one brought tears,
and the last sent me to my kness.

pray for the peace of jerusalem!
psalm 122:6

Rebecca said...

I hope when the day I pass someone writes something so lovely about me and then giggles at the end.

I love your blog. I'm so glad you found me so I could find you. I'm hooked.

Love, Rebecca