Rosemead Kiwanis Club
"Serving the Community Since 1945"
The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
September 14, 1997 Vol. 2, No.44
Angel in a Scarlet Hat
I was so scared but I would not admit it, as I sat in the coffee shop across
from the Mayo Clinic. Tomorrow I would be a patient there, undergoing spinal
surgery. The risk was high, but my faith was strong. Just weeks before, I sat
through my father's funeral. My guiding light had been sent back to heaven --
"O heavenly Father, in my time of trial, send me an angel."
As I looked up, preparing to leave, I saw an elderly lady walking very slowly
to the register, I stood behind her, admiring her flair for fashion -- a
bright paisley dress of red and purple, a scarf, a brooch and a brilliant
scarlet hat. "Excuse me, madam, I just must say what a beautiful woman you
are. You've made my day."
She clasped my hand and spoke these words: "My sweet child, bless you, for
you see, I have an artificial arm and a plate in the other, and my leg is not
my own. It takes me quite some time to get dressed. I try to do my best, but
as years go by, people don t seem to think it matters. You've made me feel so
special today. may the Lord watch over and bless you, for you must be one of
his little angels."
When she walked away from me that day, I uttered not a word, for she had touched my soul in such a way that she could only have been the angel.
--- Tami Fox
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The Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley normally meets at the Heavenly Café in Scott's Valley, CA, on Wednesdays at 7 am - see the Scott's Valley Kiwanis website @ http://svkiwanis.org for details; The Kiwanis Club of Rosemead normally meets on Thursdays at 12:10 in Rosemead, CA - see the Rosemead Kiwanis website @ http://rosemeadkiwanis.org for confirmation and directions. Visitors are welcome to join meetings of either club anytime.
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