Sunday, March 09, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday #20 (I think)

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I am trying to re-write this from memory because Blogger won't let me get to the post I wrote that was missing the graphic and link to Blue Panther. Thank God for Image Shack which hosts my photos today since Blogger isn't working. . .

As I walked out of the elevator Saturday just after lunchtime, a young girl approached me and asked me, "Why didn't you come to BINGO last night?"

At that moment, I realized yesterday was Friday and I had missed it. I guess I had gotten busy in my apartment and forgotten to go. You see, we have BINGO on Friday nights in our community room in this apartment complex. This young girl was visiting her grandmother, who is a new resident. I had made friends with them when they were moving grandma in one day recently. The following day, the granddaughter saw me in the community room with a small group playing a table game and stopped by to say hello.

A few days ago, this Grandma had told me her granddaughter was coming to visit for the weekend again and I talked her into bringing the granddaughter to BINGO. Then I forgot to go!

Youngsters are a real blessing when they show a caring attitude as this young girl did. This bronze statue in the park shows a young girl handing a grandfatherly looking gentlemen some flowers. It reminds me of the child who missed me and who is my blessing this week.


Lucky Lady said...

this is a nice blessing someone missed you and wished you were there my kids and grandkids are all grown up I doubt they miss me but its o.k. I have my blogger and e-mail friends thank you for coming by every sunday tomorrow i will post a picture of wnat the fields look like now ugh lol

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

It's amazing really... that more often than not, children only want to spend time with you... it's something a lot of people, I think, forget... and therefore, sometimes neglect to spend time with their kids. Great blessing this week... time to go hug my kid!

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful blessing. People forget...and maybe the blessing there is that now you know how much your neighbors enjoy your company!

Beautiful post and image, Paulie.

God bless.

CyberCelt said...

This is a touching story. I love these statues of people, they have a story of their own to tell.

Blogger has been acting up all week. I do not know what is going on. I could not get into Blogger for several days last week. If it was not free, we could complain. LOL

The Mama Bear said...

This is a positively beautiful post and a great testament to all the wonderful children this world does have within always hear about the bad, but we have to recognize the good. I love the statue we have some similar in the town where hubby works and also in the park in the city where my parents live.

Happy BYBS!

Daryl E said...

glad to see Google got back to working for you .. I hope you are feeling better .. lots of tea or water/honey/lemon are my best advice for getting rid of potential coughs... :-)

Blue Panther said...

A true blessing!!!

Hope you had a great Sunday and have an even better week ahead.

Neva said...

I love statues....this is so very sweet.