In the nursing home, there is graceful classy woman, mid eighties who had a stroke 6 years ago and has been a "resident" there since. Her husband comes twice a day and they make a nice couple. Margaret is her name, wheelchair bound and hardly able to lift her head with no movements of her limbs. I have been blessed to have been able to "daily" give her a few moments of "time". Little droplets in the pool of life, such as a big smile, a nice how are U doing Margaret as I bend low and make "eye contact with her".
In the time I have been there working at the health care center, have been able to "win" her to me, one smile at a time, she just "beams" with anticipation as I approach. Her husband will bend low to her and whisper, "here comes Bob" she raises her head and smiles and then her head drops low as she has no strength to hold it up very long.
Yesterday, she had a pretty blouse on and a real nice necklace. I approached her in the hall as I was responding to a "fix it" call and I said , "Margaret, what a nice blouse and necklace, wow -- really very pretty !, she was just "BEAMING" so alive for that short moment.
Today , my dear wife stopped in just before my quitting time and went with me and "we" visited Margaret, she was so thrilled to meet my wife.
Turns out that Margaret was quite an accomplished woman, been presented awards for designs for the State of Indiana, accomplished painter with awards in that field and here she is , a sweet soul with good intelligence in a body that won't work.
I will bring my cute little 3 year old grandaughter and 5 year old grandson to visit her next week, I think Margaret will just so enjoy that. I will have little Abbey pray while there with Margaret and her husband.
I have witnessed in a round about way, telling her of my mom and how she got saved.
Dropping precious seed on precious souls.