I think that it is interesting that on the days when I am down or hurting bad, there always seems to be ANGELS close by. This week, a group of friends are bringing us dinner and what a help and a blessing that has been. Then also I had a wonderful experience yesterday and today. Yesterday, my granddaughter was playing with the YELLOW PAGES, it was out and she likes to thumb through it. Weird I know, but she likes turning all those pages. When she was done I went over to close the book and realized that it was turned to the page for MAID SERVICES. I jokingly told my kids, oh maybe this page was left open so that I could get some real cleaning done around here. Just teasing them because the dust bunnies seem to be multiplying faster than usual lately. The kids of course just rolled their eyes at me and laughed.
Just when I started to close the book I glanced at the add again and saw the word cancer in it. I was intrigued and so I read on. It said we do free house cleaning for cancer survivors going through treatment. Now I had heard a long time ago that someone else had their house cleaned while they were having chemo, but I never got any more information about it so.... I thought maybe this is the same company? Now I have been out of treatment for over 7 weeks, but thought I should call and get the information and I can pass it around to other survivors that I am keeping in touch with. So I called and talked to the owner, she was quite a dynamic person and she gave me her web site information, she also shared her passion about helping women and how long she has had the business and on and on. She asked me how I found her and I told her about my granddaughter. Her response was... "I don't think it was accidental that we found each other". She was a treat to talk to and we plan to meet and some how hopefully I can help spread the word about her business. Then she said, "I want to send you a maid." I explained thanks but no thanks I am not in treatment right now. Her response was "would it help you out?" I had to be honest....yes it would, she then said that it was her gift to me and that a maid would be calling me before the night was up. A couple of hours later the lady called and we set the time up for today at 9:00am.
I was told that she would be at my home for 3-4 hours and would clean whatever I needed her to clean. She was here promptly at 9:00 and ready to work. Now I have never had anyone come to my house professionally and clean. It was the weirdest feeling. I kept trying to give her something to eat or drink. I asked what she needed me to do? I was pathetic actually, I felt guilty having someone clean my house but at the same time, I felt like she was an ANGEL because she was doing something that I truly haven't had the energy to do in a LONG TIME!
She cleaned every nook and cranny, she was amazing. We talked off and on, and it was uncanny how much our lives had been similar in our youth. Anyway, it was treat meeting her and what a blessing that it was to have my house that clean, I was able to give her a tip but.... that didn't seem near enough. I did give her my email address and she said that she would like to keep in touch. I NEW friend! I love it!
I also can't wait to call the owner and thank her. She is the one who paid for the lady to come do it for me. What an incredible service to cancer patients. Here is her web site, I haven't read it all, but she seems to be doing a great service not only to cancer survivors but also to the ladies that she hires and gives work to.
I am anxious to meet her and see if I can help get this service for other survivors.
This dear lady, stayed till 3:00 ------6 hours! I kept telling her, I am sure that you need to go and she just kept saying "what else needs cleaning?" She also said at the end, "I just don't want to leave until I get the whole house done for you". She was amazing, she worked 6 solid hours with only a glass of water. I was amazed and got tired just watching her, but I made a new friend and my house looks great! What an angel she was!
Then tonight another dear Angel friend came over and we worked on how to get the tags and things ready for the recnac gifts for the hospital. She is amazing at the computer and was so kind to come over and see what I needed her to do. I feel like when people start to talk about the computer stuff, that they are almost speaking a different language. I am trying to learn but I am soooooooooooooo behind in that area.
There couldn't have been a better day for so many ANGEL visit, because I have still been in a lot of pain.
I am so blessed, thanks to all you ANGELS out there. Good night
"I have spoken . . . of heavenly help, of angels dispatched to bless us in time of need. But when we speak of those who are instruments in the hand of God, we are reminded that not all angels are from the other side of the veil. Some of them we walk with and talk with—here, now, every day. Some of them reside in our own neighborhoods. Some of them gave birth to us, and in my case, one of them consented to marry me. Indeed heaven never seems closer than when we see the love of God manifested in the kindness and devotion of people so good and so pure that angelic is the only word that comes to mind."
~Jeffrey R. Holland,
"A real friend is like an angel who warms you by her presence and remembers you in her prayers"