Upon leaving a restaurant my husband and I frequent, I received a blessing of a life time from a beautiful elderly woman whom I never met nor saw before. She got my attention by waving at me to tell me how much she admired my hair. I could not help but notice this charming small frame elderly lady sitting alone near the exit waiting for who appeared to be her daughter at the cash register. As I was approaching her with a smile, she returned it with in a soft sweet voice, “your hair is beautiful”!
Once I got closer to her she repeated herself a little louder, yet still soft, ” you really do have beautiful hair, it is so pretty”, she said! I responded with a humble thank you and proceeded to let her know how much I really admired her beautiful green and pink country plaid jacket. I could not help but notice that she was dressed just like her daughter, however she did have on a stunning fuchsia applique` cap that accented her entire outfit.
In the mean while, my husband recognized he knew the daughter of this beautiful woman. He could not help himself by interrupting our conversation and asking of her age. Her hearing was obviously a little faint and her daughter answered from the register before she got the opportunity to respond, “she is 103 years old”, we both were amazed needless to say! My Husband leaned over to her and repeated her age looking into her face, and she replied with, a simple yes!
I was deeply humbled and flattered to have received such a compliment from a 103 years old woman sitting in front of me with such grace and style. Who would have thought she would have taken notice of me at such an age? She sat with great poise and dignity and when she stood up, she stood tall, walked straight without a cane, or assistance aside from a little guidance stepping down a step. How remarkable!
Before departing our ways, she reached to give me a hug and while she embraced me, she whispered in my ears, “if I don’t ever see you again~I will see you in heaven.” Wow! As my eyes begin to tear up, I said to her that “if you should get to heaven before I do, please tell my mother that I will be seeing her soon. She will know you by the light shining from your halo!”
I could not help but to sit awhile before allowing my husband to drive away to gather my thought and just savor this precious moment. My mind drifted off to the amazement of the most stunning iridescent shimmer of white and silver, fine, long plated, pinned up hair as a halo around her head that peaked from underneath her stunning hat.
As God would have it, the scripture that came to mind was Hebrews 13:1-2, “Let brotherly Love continue. Be not afraid to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Lesson: Be careful how you treat others you will never know the Impact or the Blessings they will leave upon your life!
“For the Battle is Not Yours~It is the Lord’s!”
Author of Battle Scars of Emotions~
Divine Healing from the Scars of Life