I walked 6 miles.
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡I've been reading in the church bulletin for some weeks now that on Thursday mornings there is a Nursing Home Ministry at Cherry Hill. I feel my heart is telling me that I should get involved in this so I asked Pastor about it. He told me to speak with Pastor Grant, the youth pastor. It turns out he goes there with his guitar and sings some hymns and has a short message for the residents who want to participate.
He is the only one who goes there from church and now it will be the two of us. : ) I got there early and some of the residents were already starting to gather in the lounge area. I told one of the workers there who I was and that I was supposed to meet Pastor Grant. Some people where in wheel chairs others were arriving with their walkers and some were already sitting in chairs. I helped getting some of them settled and then sat down on the couch and started visiting with them. There were about a dozen people.
11:30 is the time that Pastor arrives and today when he came in the door, one of the ladies said to him, "You're late today." He laughed and said, "Yes, by 12 seconds." I guess she was really looking forward to him coming. : )
I just sat with the residents and sang the hymns with Pastor. Now, I can not sing at all but no one seemed to mind and I really enjoyed it. Some of them joined in the singing too and it was really a nice time. I don't know how this will evolve for me but I plan on going there every Thursday.
Cherry Hill is only about about 4 miles from my house and is off a road on the farm loop where I walk. If you're wondering if I walked there, no I didn't. There and back would have been a bit too much for a second walk of the day and 2 1/2 miles of it is straight up a mountain.
This is not the nursing home that Harry is in - he is 20 miles from where I live. Though I will still stop in to see Harry every so often I don't feel like I'm needed there as much as here. Harry is by no means alone and sad. He has many visitors and is loved by everyone.
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡I've been working on sewing more squares together this afternoon.
After supper we are going to Walmart to do some food shopping and also stopping at the Shop and Save. This week Hagan ice cream is on sale so we are going to stock up again. 4 for $10 sounds like a good deal to me. : )
Hope your day is going along smoothly and that you are enjoying it.
happyone : )
We grow neither better or worse as we get old,
but more like ourselves.
~ May L Becker
Three Happy Things
- Warm weather is coming back
- Listening to my heart and discovering Cherry Hill
- Looking forward to that new supply of ice cream