Thursday, December 13, 2007

Breadmen

Tonight we were sitting at the table finishing our math when the doorbell rang. I opened the door and there was an older man standing out there with a cane. He handed me 2 envelopes and asked if Iwould give them to the breadman and his helper. Jace had been there just last week to deliver the bread and had asked him how he was doing. He told him he hadn't been well at all. He said he had been in the hospital because he had a heart attack. Jace told him he was sorry that he wasn't feeling well and shared it with me when he got in the car. We prayed for him that night and hoped he would continue to recover. Now he shows up at our door with these cards and gifts of money for "the breadmen." What a blessing for us and what a blessing for him. I really believs he enjoys Jaces company (and recently Levis) and looks forward to the days they come over with bread. When we started selling bread we prayed that it would be a ministry to the people in Lakeland and God has surely blessed the kids with friends in the neighborhood that look forward to their visits. This particular man usually sits right out in his front yard and just enjoys the sunshine. I didn't notice that he had a cane before but probably has one now because of his recent heart attack. How sweet of this man to specifically drive over and think of my boys! We are blessed! Jace told me I better get a couple free loaves over there right away!

6 comments:

Coffeegirl said...

I love older people...you are teaching those boys right, Reegz. Good job.

jamer said...

That is so awesome Reeg!!!! I am so proud of my nephews, give them a BIG squeeze for me and tell them I love them=)

dana in dublin said...

That is soooo cute and awesome! Makes me want to cry. What a blessing the whole situation is. Praise God!

mom said...

I'm on my way down to give them both a BIG HUG ! Libbs too!

Kim N. said...

Very cool. You are such a great Mom with great ideas on how to share God's love.

kristi noser said...

Now the breadmen are really "bread" men.