Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kindness of a Personal Nature

This being a professional blog it is sometimes easy to forget the importance of keeping it real - and sometimes that means getting personal. And besides, I am terrible at writing thank-you cards :)

A month or so ago my husband had a health issue/concern that was quite serious. (in fact I may need post traumatic stress counselling in order to recover) Despite a few minor set-backs he is finally on the road to recovery. But let me share that these past weeks would not have been the same had we not been lavished with kindness.

My husband and I lead a Home Church group. About 15 or so individuals from church, whom we affectionately call homies, meet at our home every Tuesday morning to review Sunday's message, talk, share and pray. Although the group is not new to us, the leadership role is, and we have humbly wiggled our way into something that finally feels like it fits after 8 short months. Although there are Tuesday mornings, usually around 6 am, when I am washing floors, doing dishes, dusting and trying to make the house presentable that I wonder why on earth we are doing I know for sure. Because we can.

Why did Liz, Elizabeth, Annette, Suzy, and Barb come and clean our home so we could move back in? And why did Jo-Ann bring us dinner? Why did Tim and Liz offer to host while my husband recovers? Why did Matt offer to lead? And why did everybody pray for us? Because they could. And that is how community happens. Acts of kindness and generosity that lift us up and give us hope.

If you really want an 'ahhhhh' dak moment this lovely Easter weekend, please go to our trak your dak page on our website and type 156788 in the Dak Code box and click GO. Be sure to scroll down past the map to read both stories associated with the band. Brotherly love is awesome!!

Happy Easter!!

"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love." -- Saint Basil

1 comment:

MaryAnn said...

Considering all you do to inspire kindness it should come as NO surprise that what you have given out is coming back to you! What a wonderful post!