Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Headaches and Big Hearts

Last night I came home with an awful headache. For the third day in a row. And it was bad.

I quickly folded myself into bed and told Larry to give me 15 minutes to rest before I needed to cook dinner for the residents. Luckily for me, my sweet husband went and prepared Enchilada Bake without me. He later came upstairs and woke me up to let me know that the girls would soon be bringing me dinner in bed. I mumbled thank you or something of the like and then fell right back to sleep.

A few minutes later, I was awakened to the sound of breathing and quiet talking on Larry's side of the bed. I peaked through my half opened eyes to find L, A and S all lined in a row carefully placing my meal on the bedside table.

It is hard to explain what this simple moment did for me. These girls, they are amazing. They are so precious and service of this kind just pours from their hearts. L is especially a riot because she has a tendency to be stubborn, yet she is also the most like a mother hen, leaving my room and pointing her finger at me saying, "EAT!” And as she closed the door I heard A's last words, which were, "Get some rest.”

I rolled over and closed my eyes, hoping the throbbing would go away, but I had the briefest moment of tears reaching the surface. It was a moment of sheer gratefulness to the Lord for placing me at Cornerstone, for giving us this opportunity, and to be loved and taught how to love by our special friends here.


  1. That is so sweet! Hope you feel better soon! Visiting from SITS. :-)

  2. So sad for your headaches, So happy for your heart!

  3. I should remember to put my mascara on AFTER I read your blog! ;) Very neat story!

    By the way~ my project is coming along...should be able to send you the info. this weekend!

  4. Very beautiful! I hope your feeling better!

    Swinging by from SITS

  5. Headaches are awful. Take care. Loved your post.

  6. I read your post (found your blog through another blog) and was curious to find out more about Cornerstone, so I looked at their website. As the mother of five ~ one of whom has special needs ~ it does my heart a lot of good to see that there are places like Cornerstone out there and people like you and your husband serving the residents. I pray that my husband and I are able to find such a warm, loving environment for our daughter when the time comes :)