I had something very strange, yet wonderful happen last week while we were at the mall. It amazes me how God puts things in your life to bless you, and in the most unexpected ways. We rarely/never eat lunch in the mall, but last week, we ended up grabbing a burger at this new place (more on this later). Not only did we pick a new place to eat, but we sat somewhere we never sit in the food court, all the way to the front. As soon as I sat down, I noticed this old lady a few tables over working on a plastic canvas craft. I started eating, and when I looked again, she was looking at me, holding up what she was working on, and smiled. I got the strangest feeling...she looked just like Mom-Mom Annie. I didn't have my glasses on, so I thought I might just be thinking it by glancing at her, but when I told Peter to look at her, he turned with the same reaction and said "that looks just like your Mom-Mom"! I put my glasses on and looked again. It was the strangest feeling. I couldn't keep my eyes off of her. Her hair, her glasses, her face, even the sweatshirt she had on, were exactly Mom-Mom! I could hardly eat my lunch, I just sat and stared at her and cried. I'll be honest and say that I don't think about Mom-Mom every day. I have so many good memories of her and I miss her so much, but I hadn't even thought about her that day. Also, Mom-Mom has been gone almost 18 years, and even a few years before Mom-Mom died, she didn't know us anymore, so it had been a long time since I had seen Mom-Mom like this. I had to go over and talk to her, which I did. The closer I got to her she looked less like Mom-Mom, and she didn't talk like her at all. She told me all about her husband of 56 years who had passed years ago, and about her son, who takes her out and helps her with things
To her, I was just some random person who stopped by to chit-chat, to me, she was an angel in disguise. :O)
I am thankful for lazy days! Just relaxing...watching tv or surfing the internet! :O)
I'm thankful that we live on the Chesapeake Bay and get to enjoy the FRESH seafood of each season. This month, we had steamed crabs (twice) and steamed oysters! YUM!!
I am thankful for "fun" things...like going to the movies!
In the past month we saw: Bridge of Spies, Woodlawn, Burnt, and The 33.
I am thankful that I'm finally getting a little Christmas in my bones, because last week I wanted to kick this guy over when I walked in Walmart!!
I'm thankful for the Wounded Warriors: Gathering of Mountain Eagles celebration that our town hosted last week. A good evening of food, fellowship, sharing, and honoring.
I am very thankful for all who serve our country.
|photo credit: CPM|
I am thankful for our family's celebration of Thanksgiving!
(even if it was a few days early) :O)