Friends

Hats For Newborns

I was happy to be able to visit with a friend for a while today. She told me about a woman she knows who works in a pregnancy crisis center. My friend does terrific needlework and makes super cute hats. Her friend asked for a hat for a new little baby. My friend then discovered […]

Creating Joy

It is difficult to keep up a positive attitude – especially when we are still unable to move about and visit as we want. I read a short reflection this morning, “Surround yourself as often as possible with joyful people. Spend your time in places that encourage your own joyfulness.” by Allen Hunt from the […]

Memory and Reminder

A friend sent me a message today of a plaque he saw at the store. It said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. ” Proverbs 3:5-6. It not only brought back wonderful memories of […]

Reached a Milestone

A couple of days ago, my good friend turned 60 years old. Instead of being upset about it, she was excited that she made it to the milestone. We got together today. The weather was favorable, so we went to the park, took a nice walk, and sat in the sun for a while. It […]

Outside Communicating

There was a lot of outside communication going on here today. My mom had her online exercise class this morning. Part of the class was working on cognition. Today this was done through artwork. One of the leaders gave the group step by step instructions on what shape to draw where on a piece of […]

Surprise Treat

I received a call from one of the neighbors today. She makes amazing Irish soda bread that she shares with people, typically those going through a tough time. She brought some over last year when my dad came home after the stroke. When she called, she said she was going out and wanted to stop […]

About Time

When I went to my aqua aerobics class, we would have a “Theme of the Week”. The instructor would give us a topic and we would discuss it while exercising in the pool. Of course, we haven’t met in the gym for almost a year. But people are still able to stay in touch via […]

When He Was Nothing

I love getting surprise mail from friends. Today I received a letter from a friend who shared with me her experiences with the books from The Chronicles of Narnia since she read that we had recently watched the movie. She told me about a child who she read the book out loud to. After getting […]

Parish Package

Today we received a package from our favorite parish. We enjoy participating in Mass at a church I worked for some years ago. When the pandemic shut us all in, we needed to find a place to “go to church” and settled on the encouraging homilies from the pastor and my friend. As a bonus, […]

Safe Delivery

A young woman I know was super excited to be expecting a baby in February. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Covid earlier this month. She was pretty ill and the baby was experiencing distress. We started praying to Our Lady of Lourdes. The young woman was able to recover enough to deliver the baby. He […]