I was sitting in the waiting room at my doctor’s office, and a lady came over and handed me a little white crocheted angel. She said, “I wanted to make sure you received one of my angels.” I took the delicate ornament in my hand and looked around the room at other patients admiring her work. She returned to her seat at the end of the room where she proceeded to make more angels.
I pondered this wonderful act of kindness to all of us who were in the waiting room. Most people there knew that room all too well and were awaiting their turn for chemotherapy. I was there for my biweekly anemia test and have observed many acts of love and encouragement during my time there.
I don’t know the woman’s name that was crocheting, but all I could think of was how she used her gifts to bless others. I don’t know if she was a patient or was there with a patient, but she glowed with joy as she plied every stitch. Each seat had an angel placed on it with the little tag “Made with love…just for you.” I will treasure this lovely token and hang it on my tree. It will serve as a reminder to me during the Christmas season that sharing love and encouragement with others should be my goal this season and every season.
Everyone has gifts they can share with others. It will change your day and your life when you care enough to bring a bright moment of joy to someone.
I now call this precious woman the Stitching Angel, and wish her all the happiness that she has brought to those lucky enough to receive her angels. Life brings us unexpected moments of joy—thank you, Stitching Angel!