Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Angel Named Karen

I wanted to introduce you to an angel that Glenn and I met while playing bingo a few months ago, her name is Karen. When we first started to play she sat right by us, or should I say we sat by her, and we would chat a little. After time went by we started looking forward to seeing her every friday and saturday morning, getting to know her a little better with every visit. Why is she an angel? you may ask. Let me introduce you and then I will explain why.


In my defense I did not take this picture, but wanted to introduce you properly all the same. She would probably have my hide if she knew I posted it... LOL! Back to why she is an angel. Yesterday morning she asked Glenn, my fiance, if she could ask him a personal question. He said, "of course". She asked when we were going to get married. Glenn was caught off gaurd and didn't know what to say and passed the buck over to me. I was just as caught off gaurd and did not ever give her an adequate answer, but what she did next still brings tears to my eyes just typing about it. She took her wedding ring off her finger and told me she wanted me to have it. I told her I could not accept it, but she would have no part of me saying no. She explained she had no living relatives. She had lost her only daughter to illness, her only son to a drunk driver and her husband a long time ago. I was so taken aback I could only swallow back the tears and say Thank You. When I told her I didn't know what to say she said Thank You was enough.

I have a 3/4 kt diamond with another 1/4 kt. of diamonds that is my engagement ring/wedding ring that Glenn and I both bought second hand that I had to have. However it does not compare to my new ring.

 

And the date is set for January 23rd 2011! Exactly 3 years after we officially got together! Karen will be there because she now and always will have a family... Glenn and I. 

Thanks for sharing this special time with me. I couldn't be happier and feel more blessed to have Glenn and Karen, our angel, in my life!

To read more inspirational stories please go to Christy's Link Party at her blog, I owe it all to him.

Until next time... Take Care!

20 comments:

  1. Sherry how sweet of a story! Yes she truly is an angel. How blessed Karen is to have you & Glenn as her family. Congrats on the wedding date. That happens to be my son's birthday, hehe. I wish you both all the happiness you well deserve!

    Smiles!
    Christy

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  2. Sherry, what a beautiful story! Yes, she's an angel!

    Thank you for visiting and posting this morning. I'm going to send some of my friends over here. I know they would love to read about you and your angel too!

    Blessings, Diane

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  3. What a special story, you are blessed with a precious friend, a true angel! Best wishes to you and the groom to be!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Nancy

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  4. Thats such a sweet story and a beautiful ring!! And you set a date. Exciting!!! Congrats!!!

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  5. Lovely story Sherry! It's amazing how people come in to our lives at just the right time and we come in to theirs! And congratulations too!

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  6. Oh my gosh, Sherry--this is so amazing!!! I am sitting here in tears--it is an overwhelming story and thank you so much for sharing it!!! And yes, she is indeed, an angel....what a beautiful person and you must be too for her to do something so wonderful for you...
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your joy with all of us!!!

    And congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!!
    HUGS,
    Cindy
    xoxox

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  7. Nice to meet you Sherry! What a beautiful and touching story. Karen is truly an angel. And congratulations too! So glad you stopped by and thank you for the lovely comment. I enjoyed reading your posts. We share not only a love for paper and collage but for camping as well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  8. Alison in New ZealandJuly 25, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    What a special story.

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  9. Such a sweet story, Sherry. What an enormous gift! Your acceptance of the gift allowed Karen to be blessed, too.

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  10. It is so wonderful how God drops people into our lives. I love the way He often shows His love throught the sacrifical love of others. I love the design on that ring and I love old rings especially ones with personal meaning! May you be blessed as you plan your marriage. (nannykim from devotionalstuffy blog)

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  11. Wow, that is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing it! I'm speechless! What a beautiful, incredible story! So awesome!

    Congrats to you and your fiance!! God bless you!

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  12. What a beautiful story. And what a gracious and generous friend you and Glenn have in Karen.

    Congratulations on your engagement...and many blessings as well.

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

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  13. Oh Sherry - (tears rolling down the face) How awesome is this? Karen has truly been Blessed by you becoming her family and you are now both Blessed by becoming hers. Man! It just doesn't get any better than this! What an awesome story. I'm so glad you shared it!
    YAY! Karen

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  14. Yowza!! What an amazing exchange. I am sure you are angels to her as well. Thank you for sharing this special moment. It is a great reminder that there are fantastic people in the world. We never know when we may be entertaining angels.
    Denisa

    www.wheeble1@msn.com and fullofgold.blogspot.com

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  15. Bless her heart! That's truly priceless. I bet she thinks of you and Glenn as Angels too. May God bless you all.

    Congratulations on your engagement too! :)

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  16. Bless her sweet heart. People like her are rare. Congratulations on your official engagement. May God bless you both.

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  17. Lovely Story. I believe Our Heavenly Father places us where He wants us when He wants us there. Sadly in our busy lives we don't take the time to let people into our lives. If we did we would all find there are lots of angels out there. Karen maybe your angel but you and Glenn are her angles as well. Happy to hear you are now a family. God bless you all.
    Hugs & Blessings
    Bernie

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  18. I am bawling my eyes out right now! What a beautiful woman and story. Even when the world seems corupt and bitter, stories like these help bring us back to life with hope and joy and a good cry every once in awhile!

    Thanks you for sharing!

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  19. I found you through Cortney Lyon. What a beautiful story. I hope that I can be even half as generous as Karen someday!

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