I serve as a hospital chaplain. During Nurse's Week we have a Blessing of the Hands ceremony. The Blessing of Hands ceremony invites any and all people who like to receive a blessing to come to our chapel where we pour water on their hands and have a small prayer that they would be blessings.
This year as I was was preparing to leave one evening to participate in our evening ceremony for our third shift nurses, Dorie - my five year old daughter - was in the kitchen playing. She said, "Daddy, come here." I was focused on the ceremony ahead so I did not think much about what she was doing. She said, "Let me have your hands." She turned on the water in the sink, filled a cup and poured
the cup of water over my hands. She next took a towel and pat my hands dry then said, "May you be blessed." She then turned around and went back about her business of playing.
I of course broke down crying. I was focused on what was to come later and not on the present. I had never been so blessed and honored before in all my life. She gave me one of the greatest gifts I had been given. Thanks for allowing me to share.
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