Wednesday, November 7, 2012

UPDATE ON ELIZABETH

 
Most of you remember my stories about "The Bird Lady" that lived at the end of our street and fed the birds and visited with me across the fence.  This friendship has been over the past 4 years.  When we got back from Oregon last August, she had moved.
 
I found out she had been hospitalized and had a pacemaker surgery.  Then she was in rehab.  I was going to visit her, but our trip to Boise kept me from that visit.  I found out she is now in a residential facility near us. It's a lovely white house, with only a few clients.
 
Elizabeth has a lovely room, TV and a sun porch.  She gets home cooked meals and the lady who owns and run it is a Christian and a sweet woman.  They have a Bible Study on Thursdays.  I was thrilled, and so happy I can now visit her without the fence.  She was very happy to see me and of course I took Banana Bread.
 
God is so good.  Elizabeth's son has her in a good place and visits her often.
 
 

28 comments:

  1. What a great update! So glad she ended up close enough for you to visit.

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    1. It was so nice. Her hair had been cut shorter, and very clean and combed. She was excited for me to tour the facility.

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    2. Maybe you can paint a new portrait.

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    3. Martha, I plan on getting a "real" picture of us next week when I go.

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  2. thats great news, she's a lucky lady!

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    1. I think I'm the lucky one too. We share some of her history that I never knew with our short visits over the fence.

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  3. So glad Elizabeth is in a good place. You have been so faithful in watching over her. The Lord will bless you for your faithfulness.

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    1. Chris today I was able to learn some history that I never had time too in our quick visits over the fence. She was born in a little town in Ohio, a coal miners daughter. She's 96 and very sharp.

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  4. The home Wanda has moved to sounds perfect! I will be wishing for a place like that one of these days. I am so glad you "found" her and are continuing your visits. I know that means alot to her. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Tanna ~ It's a lovely old house. Painted White, so the owner calls it The Whitehouse. I told Elizabeth she must be the "First Lady".

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  5. Sounds like a good place to be when no longer able to take care of oneself.

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    1. Isn't that true. There are so many elderly living in horrible circumstances by themselves.

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  6. Thanks for the update Wanda! Warmed my heart.

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    1. Bob, she warms my heart. I've so missed my ministry with the elderly since we retired.

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  7. Wow! That couldn't have turned out better! How wonderful! :)

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    1. Oh Betsy...It turned out perfect. To see her in clean clothes, hair combed and a mind sharp as a tack, can't wait to get back and find out all about her life and share mine.

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  8. I am so happy to hear about Elizabeth. It sounds like the perfect place for her and I'm glad that you can visit without the fence..

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    1. Sue, I've missed my ministry with the elderly since retirement, and Elizabeth gives me the special opportunity to exercise this gift. She is a blessing.

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    2. I can't think of anyone better for that ministry than you.
      In answer to the tree question...I really don't know. The tree's fruit is like an Asian Apple or Asian Pear which I think you had a taste of when you were here. Wish I knew more about the things in our yard.

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  9. Your painting is so lovely. The home Elizabeth is living in sounds like a wonderful place. So glad you two have reconnected. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy. Martha suggested I paint a new one in her new surrounding. I may just do that. In the meantime I will get a picture of us to share.

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  10. Wow, I always say nice things happen to nice people and seems your friend is in good hands. I agree with you God is always good.

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    1. Hey Jose... I see you and your lovely on fb quite often. Looks like your life is blessed too.

      I'm really thrilled that Elizabeth is in such a lovely place.

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  11. sounds like a wonderful place and a great update on Elizabeth!

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    1. Melinda, I hope to share pictues of her new home and our visits. Looking forward to the sun porch if the weather holds.

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  12. OH, that is really good to hear! I was dreading what you were going to write next. What a good story here and testimony too! I'm happy for you, Wanda. You are a good friend and neighbour too.

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    1. Thanks so much Mmm. I didn't realize you checked out my personal blog too. Great to have you visit and share your thoughts.

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