Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sometimes God Sends Someone Just When We Need Them

I have mentioned that I volunteer at a local hospital.  My days there are spent helping register patients, taking a snack cart around for visitors, escorting patients to tests, delivering mail, flowers and the newspaper.  With all these activities, I meet quite a few people.  Recently a young lady came in, she was teary eyed, upset and alone...since she was close in age to my daughters I felt my heartstrings being pulled.   I left my desk and came around to give her a hug.  I told her we were there to help and everything would be fine.  She looked at me and nodded as tears spilled down her cheeks.  As the day went on, I kept thinking of the young lady and wondered how she was doing.  Later in the day while taking another patient to their test, I saw her on the elevator....she was crying again and I asked her if I was going have to give her another hug!?  She smiled and from the front of the elevator a lady said to me, "So, You are the one!"  It was the young lady's mother.  She thanked me for giving moral support to her daughter.  She explained she could not get to the hospital when her daughter came in and she knew how upset her daughter was, being there alone.  The mom said, "I prayed God would be with her and help her to feel His love".   She went on to say," Sometimes God sends someone, just when we need them".
 I explained, I had 2 daughters and would have appreciated someone giving them a hug, had they been in a similar situation.  As we talked, we began to notice we were close to the same age and looked quite a bit alike..we laughed and hugged glad to have shared a "daughter" that day.
I tell this story as God sent me someone I needed today....well 2 of them!
I have rheumatoid arthritis and have been on the same medication (Methotrexate) for 14 years and until this summer I did fairly well.  This summer my body decided it was not going to tolerate being on MTX any longer, this lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and multiple swollen joints and extreme fatigue.  Today I had an appointment with my rheumatologist and we discussed new treatment options.  Discussing a chronic disease that there is no cure for, tends to get you a little depressed.
 I returned home with literature to read and decisions to make.  Not one of my favorite days....until the phone rang.  It was Vicki!  Calling to say hello and chat for a few minutes. What a nice surprise that was, it gave me something else to think about and look forward to as we planned a lunch meeting soon.  Vicki is always encouraging me...she talked me into setting up a Facebook page....dragging me into the modern world!
The second angel of the day came in the mail all the way from Canada!  Lorraine sent me the most beautiful hand dyed embroidery thread....size 12 perle cotton, my favorite thread to smock with! With the thread was a note saying she thought these threads would be perfect for my Wee Care gowns...and she is right!  
Such soft rich colors, I think the grey is my favorite:
I can just see it used on a soft grey linen!  Here is a link to her Etsy shop.   Lorriane has a great eye for color and creates some lovely color combinations. 

Angels sent and my mood is lifted!

Love to all,


Laurie M said...

you have such a giving heart, you are an inspiration, I have also joined Facebook, lol, it took me a while, take care,

Joan@CopperCreeker said...

here's a hug for (((you)))

Vicki Boster said...

My friend-- I truly believe that God puts us where we need to be. I love the story of you giving hugs to that young lady--a hug from you would surely brighten anyone's day.

God knew when you needed a call from a friend-- you've been on my mind for several days-- but today was the right moment to call-- that's more than fate.

Lorraine's threads are absolutely exquisite and SHE is an angel as well. She's a kind and generous soul-- and just tonight I've been talking to her via email about her desires to help others.

We are all just wandering around our little worlds--sometimes thinking we are lost-- but God knows better:)

Love, love

Dorthe said...

Dear Dem, love shared will alwayes return to you, in some way !
I`m sorry for you, that the medication does not work for you anymore, and hope there will be something else to help you get along.
The embroidery yarn looks so lovely, and Vicki is a wonderful friend.
Warm hug from Dorthe

margaret said...

you do so much for others it is good to read someone is now helping you. I pray the new medication will help and ease the pain and stop the nausea etc

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

There is a lot to read about and think about here. One kind gesture multiplies in more ways than we know.
I also read with interest your comment about MTX. Terry has had RA since 1976 and went the gambut of meds including gold shots. If only he could take steroids he'd feel great. I watch him deteriorate every day and the fatique is sometimes too much for him. Other drugs have become so extremely expensive. Once the pharmaceuticals find out it can be used for cancer they stick it to you. Hope you find an answer.
xx, Carol

desertskyquilts said...

I did go to her shop and am browsing around her beautiful colors now! I also sent your site to a friend who asked what heirloom smocking was. Thanks for making such beautiful examples that I could share with her. =)

Laura Quaglia said...

Things work in wonderful way some day Hug to you

Merlesworld said...

I have noticed if you do a good turn to someone it will always be returned to you, maybe not by that person but someone else.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I firmly believe that God puts us into certain situations on purpose. Sort of like being in the right place at the right time. I'm so sorry that your meds are not working any longer and hopefully you will be able to find something else that will take their place soon.

Createology said...

Deb you are such an Angel. Your generous heart gives such comfort to so many in all that you do. Lorraine's threads are perfect for your little Wee Gowns of love. Bless You Dear. Angel Wings of Hugs...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Deb,
you are such a sweet angel and I hope that the new meds. will work for you. Have a lovely weekend.
Sending big hugs,

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Sorry to hear your RA is acting up and giving you such problems. Lorraine's threads are always so beautiful. It was so thoughtful to send them as a contribution to your cause. Sent you a friend request on FB. I have been on there quite awhile and there are more and more CQ people/groups I've enjoyed. Big hug to you! Connie

Suztats said...

Deb, I'm sorry to read that you're having problems with your RA, and not feeling well. Lovely threads from Lorraine! I so enjoy stitching with her variegated threads.
I know what it's like to deal with chronic disease, and hope you soon have some relief from the pain and fatigue.
You've been an Angel to many: so it's only right that angels appeared to help you. Hugs.

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