---Alice Abrams

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

"The Blessing Girls"

I'm always quick to rant and rave about something, so I'm going to post something wonderful for a change! This appeared in our local paper, The Bakersfield Californian, this morning and I wanted to pass it along to you.

"Last October Curtis Hartman had a double lung transplant at UCLA. I met Curtis through Nancy Chaffin, a woman with whom I work. He is a good father to 4-and 5-year old boys and a 14 year-old stepdaughter. Before he got sick, Curtis was a claims adjuster for Farmers Insurance. When I saw him, he was hurting. He and his wife, Mary, were in the process of losing their home. Curtis was dragging around an oxygen tank. He was trying to be cheerful, but when you're battling an auto-immune disease as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, life is not a barrel of laughs. His new lungs came from a 19-year-old male. Curitis is feeling better. The Hartmans are trying to get back on their feet. His wife, Mary, is a hairdresser at Concept Elite Salon on Stockdale Highway. A couple of days ago, a boy delivered a package to Mary. The package contained $1,000 in cash and more than $1,000 in gift cards for groceries, gas, etc. Inside was a typed note signed by "The Blessing Girls." The card read: 'Jesus said the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. We hope this gift blesses you and causes you to give thanks to God for '...every good and perfect gift is from above...' James 1:17 With love, The Blessing Girls.'
Written by Herb Benham, staff columnist

It warms my heart to know that within my community there are people such as this, and no doubt, there are people like this in every town in the USA. May God bless "The Blessing Girls!"


Sandee said...

That's a great story in deed. There are good folks out there. These are some good folks.

Thanks for making me smile. Big hug. :)

Linda said...

What a blessing on so many levels - a blessing of the gifts themselves and the blessing of knowing that there are people out there who are capable of these sorts of kindnesses. It does lift one's heart, doesn't it?

Thank you for sharing this, Gracie!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

wonderful! and your blog looks really nice too!

smiles, bee

Traveling Bells said...

My feeling is that there are more GOOD folks out there than the BAD ones, but it is the BAD ones that make the news most often.

Big hugs to ya...

Anonymous said...

Oh, this makes my day! And I love that they gave anonymously. They gave with a joyful heart. I know they will be blessed many times over, too.