9/5/12

So few words, so much meaning

These words knocked me down this afternoon.  They came from our friend LD. 

You all make me feel as if  there is still a place for me on this earth.  Too often, seniors get to feeling that there is nothing more for them.  Thank you for the gift of your friendship.

They were part of her Thank you note for the help we gave her on Saturday.  Two hours of work and we took her to lunch.  We did so little.  But it was so appreciated.  And the pride I feel about that effort, made by my little family, has left me sitting here at my desk in tears.  And, there's a physical tug between my eyes and my heart. 

I am at risk of a bruise from patting myself on the back.  And, when I get home, there's going to be a group hug. 

I just can't get over how little it takes to make a difference. 

Emotions on overdrive.

Lane

9 comments:

Frog Quilter said...

Little things DO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!!!!Heart warming too!

Coloradolady said...

Never forget that the little things can sometimes mean the most!! My eyes misted up as well!!

Samantha said...

Include some pats on your backs from me also! I am guilty of not taking the time, sometimes, to even just remember to call some of my "older" friends to make sure they are doing okay unless there is bad weather. If the temperature rises I think of it and do it or if the weather gets super cold or the power goes out due to storms I remember and do it but otherwise I usually forget. This is an excellent reminder and I thank you for it!

Becky said...

Beautiful!!!

Pauline said...

I know the feeling. Great huh?

Maureen said...

How wonderful, Lane! Not only how much your family impacted LD, but also how much LD's Thank You impacted you! We so often forget to say thank you, even when we "think" it, to those who do nice things for us.

Kimbersew said...

oh! thanks for this. "there is a physical tug between my eyes and my heart." I have never had the words for that feeling before, but you said it perfectly.

andsewon said...

Special words for three very special people!You all deserve a group hug for sure!
Lola

Vesuviusmama said...

Amen. I appreciate the older people in my life - who am I kidding, most of the people in my life ARE older people. I hope I'm not invisible when i get older, too.