An Answer to My Prayer

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


I recently had a stay at the hospital that created a problem when I got back home.  I lived alone.  I have outlived four husbands.  I knew very few people here in town.  I did not want to sell my home and move into a senior care facility.

 

My first concern was my dogs.  I wanted to keep my companions who had been so loyal to me.  I call upon a company that sent someone out three days a week to check on me and make sure I was alright.  We got to visit, and I enjoyed it very much.  Then the financing became a problem so I could no longer afford the luxury.

 

When I got home from the hospital I was faced with my electricity being cut off because of storm damage.  I had no power, no oxygen, no cell phone service.  All I did have was an old walker sitting in the front yard that I used to go get my mail.  I needed help.

 

The trees that had fallen on my fence line were popping and the possibility of my house catching fire was very good.  I stood in my front yard and prayed out loud.  Within minutes of saying, “Please help me.”  The chief of police for this tiny little town pulled up and immediately took over the situation.  I was given a ride to a motel that is behind my house.  I was given food and taken care of for a week.  The other officers brought me food and visited with me to make sure I wanted nothing.  Then it was time for me to come home.

 

I walked into my house and there were people lined the walls who were clapping and welcoming me home.This wonderful group of volunteers had cleaned my house, put in new flooring, brought me furniture I needed including a bed.  I had food in the freezer and spent the rest of the day thanking complete strangers.  My dogs had been well cared for and were also very glad to see me.

 

You would think that this is the prayer I was talking about when I started.  The prayer was answered when Sharon arrived.  She is nineteen.  She is going to school and needed a place to stay.  She had been working in a hospital as a nurse’s assistant.  She moved in to stay with me.  She did it with a whole heart and a smile.

 

She does my laundry.  She has learned to cook several dishes and is improving every day.  She has become my best friend.  She cleans my house and makes sure I take my medicines and never fails to come to my aid.

 

I have no money to pay her, but she stays because she cares.  I would call that the answer to a prayer.

 

She is studying computer science and web design.  She is very computer savvy which is also a blessing.

 

I could not have asked for anyone better.  My animals love her as well.

 

Love makes it work.  Two generations learning about each other and enjoying every minute of it.


Submitted: November 15, 2021

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