11 May 2011

It's Been Eons And I Wanted To Share Something

Hello strangers. Yes, it is me. I've been away for so long and felt it time to come back for a brief moment and say hello to everyone in Blog Land.

I thought I'd share something with all of you. There are times in our lives when we believe and it is mostly a cynical point of few that there are not many kind people left in the world that truly appreciate you.

I've been for the last 7 months in a caregiver position for a friends father that suffered a stroke back in August 2010. It's not been an easy position to be in, since he does not appreciate me being here etc.... But his family does and that's where the kindness comes into play with my story.

I've know my friend for 22 years now and met nearly everyone in her family with the exception of her youngest brother. When I came back to Tennessee to start the caregiver position for them I met him. It was a brief encounter and he was leaving to go back home in a few days so I never got to know him well, until January, when he came back for 7 weeks to do some work. After leaving we have spoken almost daily to share what his dad is doing and how well. While he was here he noticed I was having trouble with my laptop and he offered to have it fixed if I decided I wanted to. I told him no, I was willing to put up with it and we left it at that.

Well to my surprise, he decided to do one better for me and purchase a new laptop for me. I was taken back by this kindness, I am not use to having someone wanting to do this for me and I told him it was not necessary, but he insisted that I have a new one, it was his way of saying thank you for putting up with their father, because his father is not a very easy man to put up with.

He truly is a very nice guy, now I know why I never met her brother before. She was saving the best for last.

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Jann said...

So glad to hear from you again, Glenda--thanks for sharing this . . . I know you so deserve this kindness, and how very nice of him to do this for you! Have a nice "rest of the week" and hope you see you here again soon!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a nice thing for him to do for you. Glad to see you post again - hope you are doing well.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Glenda!

What a wonderful story... thanks so much for sharing it with us. He sounds like a great guy! What a blessing he is in comparison to his dad. But from the dad came the son!

You always remain in my prayers!!

BIG HUGE hugs, Sherry

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Glenda,
Good things DO Happen!!! That is so awesome! I hope you'll blog more often...have missed you!

Joyce's Journey said...

Glenda that story gave me goosebumps! How touching!!! I thought you were going to say you fell madly in love and are going to marry him or something drastic and fun like that!! But a laptop is a good thing - don't get me wrong!! Thanks for sharing! It's always good to hear about good deeds being done for good people.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Glenda!

It's been far to long. I couldn't believe it when you left a comment. I thought "Is it THE Glenda?"

Hoping you'll have even more sunshiney days.

Yes, I have a bug in my butt. :)

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Edie Marie's Attic said...

Merry Christmas sweetie and have a blessed New Year!

Big hugs, Sherry

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I think of you often Glenda! Hope all is well for you. I'd love to hear from you.

big hugs, Sherry

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a beautiful story. Everyday there are mercies everywhere.

Please know you are not alone. I am always here to listen.

It has been a horrendous time due to unemployment, my husbands accident, his mother dying, our son being physically bullied at school among other things that have sorely tested us. I alone am steering this ship and trying to keep my kids calm while my husband recovers. Its tough but not impossible.

Love and encouragement goes a long way and the blogging community is truly a blessing.

I pray that your situation will change. It has to be so hard.

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