Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Morning

What a Sunday morning it was! Several weeks ago I got a phone call from the Pastor's wife at the Retirement Community where I had worked for 15 years. She said the residents were wanting me to come and sing for them at a Sunday morning service, something I had done many times while employed there We decided on December 19.

 I had not been to the facility since I ended my employment in May. It was so good to see many of my friends, both residents and staff. I was excited to see the full-time receptionist who is going to be a Nana for the first time in March. She couldn't wait to tell me. I got hugs from 2 of my former staff persons and many others. I was able to chat with many residents. One gentleman greeted me with 'There's Doris from the forest!' I told him I have been waiting for that greeting! Another resident told me about her sister passing away and now it is only she that is left in her family. I told her I had seen in the newspaper that her sister had passed and that I prayed for her. I knew she would be so sad.

So many people whom I love and miss! I was honored by the love I was shown this morning. When Dorothy calls to ask again, which she said she will, I will certainly say yes.

6 comments:

Mildred said...

Sounds like a joyful and blessed time for them and for you. I know your heart must be full of joy this afternoon. Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story.

Theresa said...

What a sweet day! I call that Blessings given and received:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

What a blessing you must have been this Christmas season. I use to go to a nursing home to play hymns on the piano. It was always so much fun.

Merry Christms, Doris.

Fondly,
Glenda

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful reunion time with former friends. That is always so special-a real blessing from the Lord!...and that is because you are SPECIAL!
Mary

Barb said...

That is so awesome! I'm sure you are missed.

Musicaljean said...

Wonderful, wonderful!!! A new good memory to hold in your heart.