Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday


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My blessing today is a dear old friend who has been as much a part of my life as my own Mother who died many years ago. Her name is Myrl and she had a stroke a few years ago and can't talk with her vocal cords anymore but she talks to me with her eyes and she understand what I say to her. When her one non-paralyzed hand reaches out to me, I get tears in my eyes.

She now lives in a huge caregiver home down by the Columbia River so I have to walk to visit her because there is no bus out that way. I do it because I love her. I saw something familiar on the entrance of the caregiver home this week --it was always there in front of her home where she used to live in before her stroke. This carved bear stump used to hold her spare house key in case she got locked out. I can tell that now since it no longer does but probably makes Myrl feel more "at home" in her new place.

This week when I went to visit her, I took her this simple Valentine I made but it was the words I wrote inside that expressed my love for her and reminded her of the "good times we had together" memories.

Yes, Myrl, you ARE my blessing this week and always!

9 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

What a lovely post and very good friend. You touched my heart with this one.

Rohit Sharma said...

Thinking of You. The tagline of your Valentine card carries the whole crux.

What a way to celebrate your Valentine. Many wishes to you and Myrl.

Thanks...

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

What a wonderful post... and a perfect sentiment to your friend! A blessing indeed!

Sue said...

Yours is a lovely blessing :) Thank you so much for your visit, and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming week :)

Blue Panther said...

That was a beautiful post. I just wish that I am as caring and understanding about friends as you are.

Have a great week ahead.

Linda said...

Lovely post - what a special friend you must be to her also. I just know she cherishes your visits.

CyberCelt said...

What a blessing she has in you! If you wish to communicate further, try taking your photographs to her. Ask her which one she likes best, does she remember this place, etc. If she can point, she can communicate with an alphabet board.

Blessings!

dot said...

NIce post and she is lucky to have you for a friend. I love the card you made her!

Cindi said...

What a sweet story. Myrl is fortunate to have you in her life!

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