Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MY KATHY'S ANGEL

Gentle Readers . . .  and Maxwell,
 
Some of you may recall that My Kathy has been my best friend for about 25 years. Although we live very far apart, every time we see each other, it's as if no time has passed. We just pick up where we left off.

This is Kathy's story about an angel who helped her:

It was 1977 and one of those months with more days than money. I had almost a week to go with little food left on the shelves, two hungry young children to feed, and a husband at sea on a U.S. Navy ship.

I had returned every can and bottle I could find for the pennies they would bring and inspected every sofa cushion for change. If such a thing as a Food Bank existed, I’d never heard of it and didn’t know where to turn.

We were new in town. I had only one friend – Grammy B.

And Grammy B. was away visiting her sister.

So I prayed. I asked God to change the water in my jug to milk and to give me an onion and green pepper. Those two foods combined with my meager supplies would allow me to prepare a hearty meal.

I spent the day wondering what to do. When the children napped, I flopped in a chair and finally let my tears flow.

Then the door bell rang. Grammy B. had returned!

“Honey,” she said, “I can’t stay. I went grocery shopping before my doctor’s appointment and what did he do but put me on a liquid diet for the next two weeks. I brought you this food because it will spoil before I can eat again.”

Grammy B thrust the bag in my hands and hurried off. I shut the door and once again found myself in tears -- tears of joy.

In the bag were four onions, two green peppers, and a gallon of milk.

Thank you to My Kathy for sharing her story. It's a good one for the week leading up to Christmas.

Infinities of love,

Lola

P.S. Hugs and thank yous to everyone able to contribute to the fund for the blogger in need. The money has gone to that good person. 

31 comments:

  1. Wow quite the coinkydink there, guess you get what you need. Great story.

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  2. Great story. Brought tears to my eyes.

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  3. great story dear, friends are our treasure:)
    And I think the best of love Lola is sharing:)

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  4. Great story, I agree to it.

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  5. What's that old line about prayer? "God won't give you what you want; he gives you what you need?" Great story.

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  6. Ask and you shall receive huh? Great story. Been there done that and I know the relief when those angels come a knockin. :)

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  7. Silver absolutely true!:) He know what we need:)

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  8. Thank you all so much. I'm glad you enjoyed Kathy's story.

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  9. What a great story. Those are the kinds we need to hear more often! Hugs.

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  10. That's a wonderful story! You never know when a small act will really affect a person in such a big way.

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  11. It's amazing what you get when you ask the universe for help. I'm a big believer that you get back what you put in. She must be a lovely woman :)

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  12. Ms. Fun, There's no better person on Earth than My Kathy. I am so fortunate to be her friend.

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  13. What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Aww what a nice story, I like reading these kinds of things. She must be a wonderful person!

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  15. awesome story, thanks for sharing!

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  16. Thank you for a lovely Christmas story!

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  17. Lola you only have to eat a piece of cake not more dear (lol) :)

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  18. I got chills. LOVE stories like this.

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  19. What a beautiful, timely story. It's amazing what will happen sometimes. ;)

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  20. Great story, and I seem to have something in my eye...

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  21. What a touching and beautiful story.

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  22. What blessing to have a friend and the story is amazing. Merry Christmas Ms Lola.

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  23. the gift used to be the basis of societies. we were much healthier then, though i suspect less comfortable.
    what a good gal you are to champion this cause for your friend.

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  24. Touching story~ thanks for sharing it

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  25. I am so happy for Kathy. Too bad this doesn't happen more often in real life! Your children sound like blessings...I hope you get to spend time with them for the holidays or at least some time soon!
    Hugs!

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  26. My 2 Pesos, Gracias, hermano. Quanto anos tienes?

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  27. Beautiful story. I try and "pay it forward" as much as possible. The power of human kindness is quite remarkable sometimes.

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  28. Anonymous, It's a true story as told to me by my friend. Perhaps Grammy B. was on a clear liquid diet, which would not include milk.

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