Saturday, February 19, 2011

A lady of faith. . .Ms. Lilian

She was one of those ladies who influnced me greatly all through my childhood, teenage years, and young adulthood. She was a true Southern beauty with a peaches and cream complexion and silvery white hair. I never heard her say an unkind word to anyone. Her voice and words reflected her kind, kind heart. She helped me sing my very first solo in church. I was probably about four or five years old, and I sang for our church's Christmas program. I can't recall the song entirely, but it was about the star that shone on the night of Jesus' birth. I can remember feeling a little frightened until I looked down and saw Ms. Lilian smiling at me reassuringly, telling me I could do this, not to be afraid. Later, when I was a teenager, Ms. Lilian spent many a Saturday afternoon at her home helping my friend, Pam, and me find the perfect song to sing as a duet at church the next day. We would look through her countless song books until we found just the right one. Then she would untiringly play the song for us until we knew our parts perfectly and were ready to sing our duet. I am sure she could have found quite a few more exciting things to do with her Saturday afternoons, but she seemed to take great pleasure in helping two teenage girls prepare not only for singing but for life itself. Ms. Lilian has gone on to be with God, but today I say, "thank you" Ms. Lilian for your kindness and the care you showed to me my entire life. You always showed me the way and because of you, I am the person I am today. Dear friends, I know we all have had special angels in our lives who have helped and strengthened us along life's way. Perhaps in some small way, we can be that special angel in someone else's life. That is my prayer for today. God bless you and keep you!!

10 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Sweet to hear about your angel...I hope all children have one like that, I know I did too. Have a wonderful weekend! :D

Mari said...

HELLO VICKI~WHAT A SWEET AND TOUCHING POST :) ANGELS ARE GIFTS FROM GOD :) I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE ONE TOO!!

XOX~MARI

sissie said...

What a sweet and loving tribute to someone who had great influence in your life.

She was and is a special angel.

hugs
Sissie

Char said...

Hi sweet Vickie, I think we all have angels or are angels to someone else. We just need to open our hearts and let the love out. You did have a special angel in your life and your tribute is wonderful. Beautiful post my friend, Char

Terra said...

You were blessed to know this sweet Ms. Lilian. She was a great encourager to you and to your friend.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Vicki... how blessed you were to have Miss Lilian... and I know you are the angel in many peoples lives as well... xoxo Julie Marie

Shirley said...

Dear Vicki,
I truly believe I'm an Angel to many of my nieces and nephews..or I try to be. I love to help them through difficult times as having someone there to help you understand is the best gift of all. Thank goodness for Angels like Ms. Lillian..
~Shirley

Rosetta said...

C'è sempre qualcuno che rimane nel nostro cuore e ci lascia i propri insegnamenti ma è anche bello saperli apprezzare come hai fatto tu.A volte senza neanche saperlo anche noi lasciamo qualcosa di buono agli altri,basta poco anche un sorriso.Buona giornata,Rosetta

lilian said...

Hello Vicki! I think everyone has got an angel even if we are not so young, we sometimes find someone that touch us in a special way like Miss Lilian did with you. Have a wonderful week! besos. Lilián.-

Pauline said...

Dear Vicki, thank you for sharing such precious memories with us. You were truly blessed :o)
Hugs