Keep it Real Wednesday
Tell me about these families
April 26, 2023
“Jill, tell me about these people”, Rosemary would say just prior to a bike delivery.
She would then pat the seat next to her in a gesture of SIT NOW and tell me that she wanted to hear everything! I would grab my phone and read the emailed stories to Rosemary. Her eyes would fill with tears, and she would marvel at the desire of so many people wanting to bring more joy into the lives of others through the blessing bike.
Sometimes, Rosemary would even join us for a blessing bike delivery. Or if the bike was being picked up at our home, she would venture out to the driveway to meet people in person. Many people arrived at our home as strangers but left as friends who touched Rosemary’s heart. I think some of you experienced that firsthand.
One evening, I overheard Rosemary saying her prayers and she requested special favor for the people receiving the bikes.
That filled my heart.
I think we all have our own personal ideas of what heaven is like, but I do know Rosemary’s idea was that she would be privy to everything before me – which gave her great joy to think about. I fondly would call her “Nosey Rosie” as she would laugh and agree.
So even though I don’t read the stories to her anymore, I am sure she knows them – and you – long before the bikes are delivered.
And she continues to keep you all in her prayers from above.
(Pictured: Rosemary in our garage looking at pictures of so many blessing bike owners)