Blessings can come in all shapes and sizes.
The best ones come when you least expect them...
...sometimes from the people you least expect.
Mike is the physical therapist that I have worked with for the past five years.
He's really a great guy and a fantastic therapist.
I manage the office and it's just the two of us there most of the time.
He's the kind of guy who never seems to have a bad day...
...always upbeat, talking non-stop, laughing, joking...
...and he makes every patient feel like they are the most important person in the world.
I could tell that he was feeling my pain...
...the day I came to work after Hunter died a couple of weeks ago.
He's a dog lover like me and about a year ago, had to have his Min Pin, Joey put down.
Okay...I lied...he did have a bad day that day and I'll never forget it.
He had told me that his wife was taking Joey to the vet that morning.
Around lunchtime, he was nowhere to be found...I looked all around for him.
Then I heard it.
His wife had texted him with the news...his beloved pet of 15 years was gone.
Here was this big, fun loving, always-on-top-of-the-world guy reduced to a blubbering mess.
So much so that he needed me to cancel the afternoon patients so he could go home.
So I say all of that to tell you the rest of the story.
Last Friday morning, I came into the office and found a bag on my desk.
Thinking that it was Easter candy, I sat it aside for a few moments while I got settled.
He soon popped his head in to see if I had opened it yet.
So as he watched, I opened the bag and to my utter amazement found this...
I was speechless.
He had this portrait painted from a photo of Hunter from my Facebook page.
His wife was acquainted with a local artist who specialized in pet portraits...
...and she had her paint one of Joey after Mike had lost him the year before.
I think it is a wonderful likeness...especially the eyes.
The eyes are perfect.
Like I said, I was speechless...
...and it takes a lot to make that happen ;)
It blesses my heart every time I think of his sweet gesture of kindness.
Roses of Inspiration