This morning I asked Billy if the lengthy video documentary he was working on would be ready to post today. He said… God willing, it would. I responded by saying… I hope He’s willing! We both knew why I said that. I was fondly remembering Delores, a woman we met when my father, Giuseppe, was in the nursing home. It was the first time that I heard anyone say that, and it was a phrase we always associated with Delores. I loved it!
One day, as we were conversing with someone in the nursing home lounge, Delores walked in. In true New York style, she joined the conversation as if we all knew each other. I liked her immediately, and to my delight learned that she was a Christian! Family members of the residents often bonded, because we all had loved ones living at the nursing home. Delores’ beloved husband, Hilton, was a resident there, and she was constantly by his side. I remember one day sharing the lyrics of God on the Mountain with her, a song we were learning for the Sunday services…
“And the God of the good times
Is still God in the bad times
The God of the day
Is still God in the night”
Billy and I often wonder about the many people we met at the nursing home all those years ago. We did services there on many a Sunday and met some wonderful people. So, this morning when Delores came to mind I wondered if she was still alive. When I googled her name, I found her obituary. Delores went home to be with the Lord just a few weeks ago, on September 18, 2022. Although we’ve lost touch over the years, and I’m feeling sad learning of her recent death, I know we’ll see Delores again in glory!
Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Photos of Delores, her husband Hilton, and my dad Giuseppe