I try to reciprocate her generosity and offer what I can. Heading to Montgomery, I asked if I could get anything for her or run an errand. She asks that if I had time, could I stop at Bella. My reaction is “Of course! Finally, something I can do to serve her!”
When my son had the accident, we had so many people send meals, toys, letters, books, wonderful, generous and kind gestures! She did as well, and she insisted on getting us meals when we were between the meal sign ups, even though we were gifted many restaurant gift cards. When she sent us food, it was gourmet, and it was abundant.
So, my simple offer of an errand was my trying to outdo her kindness and my way to serve.
But I’ve come to realize: no one can out-give her.
With disreputable, sweated-in tennis clothes, I walked into Bella with the glowing estheticians happy to see me. “Hey! My name is Whitney Lee, and I have a package to pick up for Ms. Diane.” He was pleased to respond, “We have it ready, and you may also pick out a lipgloss of your choice as a gift from Diane.”
I can not outdo this lady!
At this stage of life, I don’t have time or money to casually buy myself designer make-up products or a fun, new gloss to try.
So now I’m just waiting for someone to ask me what lipgloss I’m wearing...
And if you were to ask, I would bashfully smile and say, “Why, it’s Rose by Laura Mercier.”
“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10