21 November 2007


I always sit next to the same guy in church.

I don't know what the latest p.c. term for him would be, but my mom would probably say "He's a little slow, bless his heart."

I don't sit next to him out of a sense of misguided Christian charity, so I'm not looking for a gold star on my report card. I sit by him because I truly enjoy our conversations. It is pretty hard to be in a bad mood after a talk with Neil, because he keeps such a positive outlook.

We sat together at Thanksgiving and I was so touched when he got out a little card for me. I want to share what he had written in it, because with his message was so sweet that I thought it captured the spirit of thankfulness in a way perfect for this holiday. I only hope to be so eloquent and succinct:

Appreciate encouragement, support. Sitting next me in church service. Wonderful child of God. Make different others life. Have a good sense humor about life. Good Sunday School teacher for child learn from. May life be showers with inspirn. from Neil.

I can't remember a time when I have been more honored.


I wish you all love, happiness and all good things on Thanksgiving and in the coming year.


Average Jane said...

What a great story! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

super des said...

That is adorable and sweet.
Happy Thanksgiving!

mothergoosemouse said...

So lovely. Happy Thanksgiving, Suebob!

Grace said...

Oh, that's wonderful. What a great thing to read about yourself. Neil must really like you.

mar said...

lots to be thankful for.

FENICLE said...

Sometimes people like him remind you all of your blessings.

jessica said...

Man, I'm all teary now.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Christina said...

That's beautiful.

Suzanne said...

That's wonderful.

Jhianna said...

Oh, that is one to keep and treasure. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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