About ten days ago many of you were witnesses to the pain of our custodian Virginia Cheatham. She has been suffering with hip and leg pain. As a consequence, she has to be at home resting and waiting on tests and doctor appointments before she is cleared to return.
I’ve learned a few things during her absence. I miss Virginia. There are details that have been directed through the church office that Maureen and I usually don’t have to deal with. There were a couple of days that church members had to tidy the pre-school area. I did one afternoon. I became aware of how fortunate we are to have Virginia—her eagle eye spots details of what needs to be wiped down. Her efficiency is surely missed. She does a lot for the preschool and for the church, probably more than most of us are aware. I am certain that many miss her hospitality on Sunday morning.
All of which is to say, it is easy to take someone for granted. Until they are absent from work or from our lives, sometimes we don’t fully realize what they do for us. I invite you to think about all of those people that do large and small tasks; family members, clerks, neighbors, the city workers, etc. Thank them. A smile and a warm thank you are always appreciated.
BTW during Virginia’s absence, when using the building, pick up following your meetings, turn off the lights, and remember to lock the door.