1.11.2010

God Works in Very Interesting Ways . . .



On Saturday, I went to visit my father in law in the hospital. He had a stent put in his leg. I feel like I've been visiting hospitals and nursing homes a lot lately and honestly didn't feel like getting out of my jammies on such a cold day when I finally had a day that I could dedicate to cleaning, laundry and working in my Etsy shop. Finally, around 4:00, I worked my way up to the hospital. I parked my car in the visitor's lot at the same time as someone who found a spot right across from me. I looked as he got out of the car and realized that I knew the person. He is someone that is invited to the same party as we are every Christmas Eve. I asked him what brought him to the hospital and he told me that a family member that is part of the group we meet every year at the beach was very sick and was a patient there. His name is "Uncle Walter." He was on the same floor as my father in law (who thankfully is doing very well). After visiting with my FIL, I walked over to the unit that our family friend was on. As I turned the corner, I could see the crowd of people in the waiting room. All people that we spend a week with every year at the beach.

For once, my procrastination was a positive thing. Had I not taken my time to get to the hospital I never would've known about Uncle Walter being there. I never would've been able to try to give some comfort to this group of people that we have come to consider part of our family. I never would've been able to see Uncle Walter and talk to him for what came to be the last time. Uncle Walter passed away at 8 am yesterday morning. He was 82 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Auntie Anne, his children and his grandchildren that loved him more than I think I've ever seen grandchildren love a grandfather. You will be greatly missed, Uncle Walter. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get to know you and to say goodbye.


Many blessings ~ Wendy

6 comments:

Connie said...

What a sweet story, honey. I've had experiences like that. Sometimes those experiences simply involve vacuuming someone's house for them. ;-)
xoxo,
Connie

mimi said...

Oh Wendy,
I am sorry that you lost a close family friend but I am glad that you were able to see him and were able to say good-bye. I do believe God allows things to happen like that. All my best to you.
xoxoxo
Mimi~

JGH said...

Glad you got to be there. Sending deepest condolences and biggest hugs.

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WOOAH...ADORABLE SITE..SO LOVELY,CONGRATS AND HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!

Cindy said...

A God-incidence for sure. Will be praying for this family.

Wee Cute Treasures said...

So sorry that you lost a friend Wendy, but what a wonderful chance you had to see him one last time. Wasn't it Jung who said there is no such thing as coincidence?

I hope you are keeping well and GETTING PLENTY OF REST my dear!

Big hug, Carol :)