First of all, thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. I feel blessed to have such caring, supportive friends.
Today, I went to the office and had a fairly productive day. During my lunch break, I went to the bank and the pharmacy.
There are two bank branches I tend to frequent - the one near my house and the one near my office. I've been going to these two branches for several years now, and most of the tellers and others know me, if not by name, then by sight. I usually chat with them while I do my transactions and they know of my daughter either because she sometimes accompanies me or because they are helping me to transfer funds to pay for her tuition, rent, etc. I am old fashioned in that I prefer to stand in line and wait for a teller, rather than use the ATMs. I like the human contact I get with a real, live person. Today, for example, the teller who helped me asked after my daughter and inquired after my health. And when I mentioned I underwent a biopsy, yesterday, she immediately told me she will pray for my health. An ATM won't do that and I feel so blessed to know that there are such caring people around me.
After the bank, I went to the pharmacy, where the pharmacist has become a friend over the years, and yes, she, too, is praying for me. Again, I feel so blessed.
On my way home, I stopped to put gas to the car. For some reason, the pump wasn't working too well (kept stopping every couple of minutes). Anyway, I managed to put 5 gallons worth of gas (I had wanted to fill the tank) and went in to pay. I mentioned I had trouble with the pump, and the cashier came out and checked it and pumped the gas for me (he claimed it was due to air in my tank, but I still think it was a faulty pump!) I do appreciate him pumping the gas for me, though.
I had intended to do some grocery shopping after putting gas (grocery store is across the street from the gas station), but I felt tired. And, I was experiencing some pain and discomfort from the biopsy site. So, I decided to postpone the grocery shopping and came home, instead. Then, changed the bandage at the biopsy site, as it was saturated, put a new bandage, and took a nap!
Daughter's phone call woke me up; we've been video chatting ever since. One of my cousins called, too, to check on me, and yesterday, a friend called. And I've received supportive, caring emails from another friend, as well.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The blessing of caring, supportive friends.