I’ve been thinking of so many people, circumstances, beauties for which I’m thankful. Another one came up a couple of days ago. I’m not only thankful for family, friends, missionaries we know, the beautiful young woman who keeps my hair trimmed month by month, the teachers in the school, particularly teachers of our dear grandson Charles Douglas Reeves–not only am I thankful for all of those but I’m very grateful for folks at our bank.

Two nights ago I received a call from a representative of our bank inquiring if I’d been in Florida recently, specifically Miami Beach. No, I answered cautiously, thinking What is this? The next question was whether or not I’d shopped at Walgreens that very day. No, I hadn’t been in Walgreens in a couple of weeks. Turns out, some card thief had stolen my debit card number–somehow!–and had made new card(s) with which he was charging up to $332 in Miami Beach. But the bank/card police caught on to what was happening and called me to verify. Yesterday I had to go to the bank and sign a paper releasing them to follow up on reimbursing my account.

It is frightening and appalling that thieves can do such things to us without ever leaving a fingerprint or strand of hair behind. But how wonderful that there are people watching out for us! Last night on the news I saw a security camera picking up on a woman’s using a stolen card in a store. How they detect these things is beyond my feeble brain to understand. But I’m so glad they do! The bank clerk to whom I spoke assured me my funds would be reimbursed. I thanked her as we bemoaned together on how terribly sharp these thieves are. They’re always devising new strategies, she said, so we have to work hard to try to counteract their evil.

So–one more group of people to add to my long list of folks to be thankful for. I haven’t here mentioned doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, radiology technicians and all those health related people. But I’m thankful to them too!

Thank You, Lord, for the many unthanked heroes in my life!

 

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November 13, 2013 · 3:20 pm

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