Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Morning Reflections


There is a harmony in Autumn
and a luster in its sky

                                ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley


Friday, in the crochet group I now happily belong to, a woman, a neighbor, but still someone I only know briefly, said this after I shared the good news about my husband's test results: "I'm still there for you, if you ever need anything, just let me know. My offer of help has no expiration date." 

Those words made such a difference, they made me feel so much more secure, even though I, of course, hope I can manage EVERYTHING myself. Still, since we have no children and with friends and relatives far away, this meant so much to me. 

As I reflect on the kindness of strangers, of neighbors I barely know, of course, I think of all of you who read my blog. Who all through the summer left encouraging comments and who continued to leave comments even when I didn't have the energy to visit your blogs. I think of all of you who prayed for my husband and for me and who keep sending healing thoughts his way. Thank you so very much for being there for us.







27 comments:

  1. Hi Inger - I love the image with Shelley's words ...

    How lovely that she is still there for you ... and makes sure you know it - I'd take her up on something small ... and keep the ball rolling and available .. she sounds like she will be ... a card perhaps ...

    Just good to know the community has empathy with you both - and they are there for you ... take care and with many thoughts - Hilary

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  2. This was a heart-warming post. What a very kind person this neighbor is. I'm glad you have some support. I hope you continue to feel the love and support of others, whether close at hand or far away.

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  3. love that pine tree pic and your header is awesome. what is the red in the middle, looks like fire? this is great news that you really like your crochet group and have friends that are true friends.

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  4. What a wonderful neighbour! Too bad we all couldn't have that sort of kindness for one another.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  5. what a kind woman - to bless you with peace of mind.

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  6. I know it DOES make a difference. And our blog friends are praying friends. It shows how a kind word can lift us up, too. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  7. I am so happy for you. How wonderful to have someone there, who cares. Love the idea of "no expiration date"!!

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  8. I'm so glad that this lady is so kind to you. She sounds like a sweet and compassionate person. We all need somebody to be the wind beneath our wings when we are not able to fly on our own sometimes.
    I'm glad you're getting some comfort from her.
    Hugs and prayers.
    JB

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  9. Inger ...friends who offer help at any time of the day or night, this is beyond words to thank them. I have friends here, and I have phoned one, at late night, when Hugh was going by ambulance, and he will come over any time. Sharing news, a friend is indeed wonderful, as they rejoice with you, and news not so good, equally important. And all of us out here, we care and share, long distance, I hope our words, thoughts and prayers travel well. Words from Shelley, always lovely. Hugs to you both, Jean.

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  10. What a lovely neighbour you have, dear Inger! I agree with you, those kind words really made you feel so much more secure for sure.

    So beautiful pine tree photo and quote! Love your header too!

    Wishing you both a very good week.
    (((Hugs)))

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  11. What a good neighbor! I'm so glad that you have nearby support.

    Your header is gorgeous!

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  12. I just love what your neighbor said to you - I am going to have to remember those words. Hugs.

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  13. Oh bless her heart and yours too. I am sure she was very sincere in what she said and I know that gives you security. You need to take that woman a lasagna! lol

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  14. You KNOW that we are always there for you, too--we love you both!!

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  15. The comfort of friends...one of God's greatest gifts. Take care! ~Jeff

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  16. I may borrow your neighbor's words for they are so true of real friends.
    Just the two of you staying well is all we are seeking.

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  17. Fortunate indeed Inger to have someone close by. Every little bit helps.
    I really like that first quote....there is 'harmony in autumn'.....exactly that.
    Good to hear good report for your husband too.

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  18. Oh Inger, how lovely to have someone to care so.
    And we all care about you and send good wishes.

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  19. I am so glad to hear that you have friends there for you when you need it. Like you, I often want to do "everything" without help. But, we all need help sometimes.

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  20. I love that neighbour of yours. God bless her and God bless you guys.
    Love that picture.

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  21. I'm glad you have a good, kind neighbor, it truly makes a difference as do blogging friends who are I think are among the most kind, caring and compassionate people I've never been fortunate to meet -- You included! :-)

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  22. That is what I have found to be so wonderful about our blogging community. They are there even when we don't know it. They pray for us and lift us up. And always comes back to check on us. Blessings to you and your husband.

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  23. In this messy world - there are STILL a lot of good people around. It's nice to know.

    Love your header BTW.

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  24. Your neighbor's words were beautiful. It is so easy to say "call me if you need anything", but she said it in a way that you knew that she meant it. How comforting that must be for you.

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  25. I love that photo.
    What a kind neighbor, words like that mean the world don't they.

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  26. There is nothing more reassuring than the warmth of a true friend. What a lovely neighbour you have and how deserving you are!

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  27. True friendship has no shelf life. It is so heartening to know that your new friend is still there for you.

    May The Father be there for you, your husband, and your new friend when each of you could use a Hand. :-)

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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