there are Angels Among Us.
Those may be the words to a beloved song, but actually it's very
true. I have some health problems, and at the time that my mother
became ill, I hadn't been out of the hospital long.
I knew that
all my adult life I had been given the privilege of caring for my
mom. There's not enough space here to tell of the joys and sorrows
that we shared together. However after a couple months of loss
sleep and mom becoming more ill, it became evident that we needed some
Mom was loved
like a mom by several good friends. She was always so kind and
good to everyone. Everyone wanted my mom to be their mom
too. Of course I didn't mind sharing my mom.
Once I told
Carrie after she lost her mom that I'd share my mom with her and she
took me at my word. My mom became her mom too. That was not
just words, for several months Carrie traveled from NC back
"home" to help me with mom. Without Larry being a man of
God and a man of compassion, I know Carrie would not have been able to
do what she did, so we add Larry and Howard and Mike to the list of the
husbands who were angels too. Once when Carrie had gone home for a
rest, I had to take mom to her doctor's appointment and I knew mom
wouldn't want to be alone, so I want to thank Harriett Dash for holding
my mom's hand. I'll never forget it.
said she wanted to stay at home and be in her own bed and that was what
I intended to do for her, but without our angels I couldn't have
fulfilled that promise to my mom.
Sherria had been another one that loved my mom like her mom. She
and mom shared a lot of special times. Sherria helped so much with
her when I was in the hospital. She and mom shared in prayer time
and also cards that mom loved to share with everyone. We often
commented on how only Sherria was the only one allowed to wash my mom's
face and she did, every day and put lotion on it and my mom loved it.
special times we all shared with mom that none of us will ever forget,
but to get back to what I was saying about angels, well God gave us one
more to be with us and that was our dear Sister Ann. She prayed
for us along with Diana, daily and upheld me at the times I had so many
questions about my illness, she was the answer. She wouldn't go
home the two days before mom passed away and was there when my mom got
her promotion to Heaven, along with Carrie and Sherria.
me food and never complained. She took care of me while I took
care of mom. She preached at our church and fulfilled her call of
Co- Pastor. Taking care of our church flock and always fulfilling
her place as my best friend besides Jesus.
family never ceased praying for us, spending time in their prayer
closets to hold us up before the Lord. When our strength and our
hearts would become low, their prayers lifted us up.
many ways that we serve the Lord, but I have discovered that Jesus said
it best when he said, when you have done good things to the least of
these, you did it unto me. No greater proof of the Love Of God in
someone, is when they come to the aid of widows, orphans, sick, and the
lost. They are showing what the Love Of Jesus really is,
loving one another.
So to quote
the words of that song, Oh Yes, I believe there are angels among us,
sent down to us, from somewhere up above. They come to me and you
at our darkest hours, they show us how to live, they teach us how to
give, they guide us with their light of love... They wear so many
faces, show up in the strangest places, to grace us with their mercy in
our time of need. Oh, I believe.. Ain't it kinda funny, how
at the dark end of your road, someone always comes along with a single
ray of hope. Yes! I believe.
To say thank
you is not enough, but I do say thank you Sherria, Carrie, Ann and
Diana. Joan and Delana, (hospice nurses,) all of you were our
special angels on assignment, there's a special lady in heaven now,
praying for you all daily. One day we'll all see her again.
Thank you and God bless you for fulfilling the call of God in your