~ I Hugged A Stranger Today ~
I hugged a stranger today.
Rene was her beautiful name.
After hearing her sad story
My life will never be the same.
She was sitting in a wheelchair
Waiting at the center for a test.
She was not able to walk with three children
And was holding a baby to her chest.
She was only twenty-two
Too young to be in this place.
Multiple sclerosis was suspected
And I never will forget her beautiful face.
I walked slowly to my car
With tears streaming down my face
As I prayed for God to heal her
With his amazing grace.
The pain and heartache I felt for her
Mere words can not convey.
My eyes were blinded by my tears
As I prayed all the way home that day.
Today I hugged a stranger
Although I will never know her plight
I say a daily prayer for her each day
Before I turn out the light.
"Through God all things are possible"
Carol Barton © 2005
It was on 11-14-05 when I met Rene at an imaging center. I didn't get her last name and I have no way to find her. I called the church her husband said they attended but they didn't know anybody by their first names. I can only pray for God to heal her.
Every mother needs to be able to hold her children.
Every child needs their mother.