Almost a year ago, Mike and I went to South Carolina to visit our daughter Kristin and her finace' Nate. While we were there, we visited St. John's Island and the majestic Angel Oak tree that grows there. While we were there, we met two delightful women. One of the women was a caretaker for the other who was 105 years old. When it became aware to me that the women had forgotten to bring a camera with them, I offered to take pictures and email them back to the ladies. Such a simple thing to do and I was so pleased to be able to do it. You can read my account here.
This morning, I received a message from the caretaker stating that the older woman passed away at 105 1/2 years old. She said that the woman made those around her look everyday at the pictures I had taken of her at the Angel Oak . Such a simple act on my part that didn't take hardly any time out of my day brought daily happiness to a woman during her last year on this earth. We just never know how much joy a simple act of kindness can bring to the life of another. I have to admit, I cried when I heard of her passing. Although I only met these ladies once, our chance encounter was more of a blessing to me than it could have ever been to them. I still believe I met two Angels at the Angel tree that day. One of them has simply gone home to heaven.