Thursday, December 23, 2010

Facts about Christmas Caroling....

1.  It brings out the "inner diva" in some....
2..  All retirement communities are not created equal.
3.  The people within the building walls are created equal.
4.  God loves them, each and every one.
5.  It is much fun when one brings his homemade accordian.
6.  O Holy Night is very hard to sing.
7.  It is easy to forget which songs you have already sung on any given stop.
8.  Retirement communities are HOT!  Dress for Summer.
9.  A personal smile and a handshake mean so much!
10.  It is very hard to do when one is losing their voice for a second time!!!

I am very thankful for the opportunity
we had to visit with the residents at two of our local retirement communities.
It was such a blessing to see our
dear friend and associate pastor, Jack,
with his wife, Anne, who is now in skilled care and cannot come to church.
   He is so tender with her and so much in love.
They are both nearly 90.

It was a great evening finished
off with a strawberry shortcake sundae
at Friendly's.


Marydon said...

Melt my heart ... every word is so true, Becky.

Have a beautiful & joyous Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Marydon

Vee said...

Sniffing here... How do you keep doing this to me? God bless us all...

Susy said...

How you must have brightened their day, and blessed God's heart. And was No.1 referring to anyone we know? (: Merry Christmas

Carol said...

Brings back memories of caroling during my teen years with my church youth group.


Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh, Yeah! I am so glad I left my coat in the car, experience taught me that!

It was dear to see Anne singing all the Christmas Carols...I love when she asked "Anyone want to sing a solo?" :)

tea time and roses said...

Hello Becky,

I can imagine just how much joy you brought my friend. Honey and I just a few days ago was remembering the days when carolers would visit at Christmas time, a lovely memory indeed.

Merry Christmas to you and your family dear Becky!:o)



Anonymous said...

I never sang carols because in France it is not the custom.
How kind of you to go to visit seniors to give them a happy moment.

I found you through Beverly's blog Tea Time and roses.

Joyeux Noël

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥