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Episode 4. For more than thirty years, Greg Glauser has been a dedicated teacher at the Brookwood Community west of Houston, where 125 adults with disabilities joyfully live and work. Christmas, pie, and memories of his late wife......Find out what Godwink happens on today's Godwink Christmas Stories podcast!
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[00:00:04] One holiday weekend. Greg was invited to two dinners. He was excited he was given the green bean casserole at one person's house and the macaroni and cheese at another, yet for dessert. He felt a twinge of disappointment. They served wonderful homemade apple pie, but no cherry pie.
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[00:00:48] For more than 30 years, Greg Glouster has been a dedicated teacher at the Brookwood Community, west of Houston, where 230 adults with disabilities joyfully live and work. He organizes all the social activities for the citizens, leads the Sunday chapel services and his biggest job of the year organizes the annual Christmas Open House performances. That weekend, thousands of visitors flock to Brookwood to buy their Christmas poinsettias and gift items, have lunch at the café and attend one of the citizen's performances. Of course, as mentioned earlier in this book, most people agree that whenever you visit Brookwood Community during the year, you feel something akin to the Christmas spirit once Christmas Open House weekend is over. Greg rests a little and just focuses on enjoying the Christmas holiday. A widower, he eats most of his meals at fast-food restaurants and therefore welcomes being invited to homemade meals with family and friends at Christmastime. I particularly love it when they serve green bean casserole and baked macaroni and cheese, he says. But the highlight is dessert. Greg explains. My dear wife Andrea, who passed away many years ago, used to bake one cherry pie and one apple pie every Thanksgiving and every Christmas. With a melancholy look on his countenance, he continued, I fondly remember our dessert time. We would always have a slice of both and go over the many blessings in our lives.
[00:02:44] One holiday weekend, Greg was invited to two dinners, he was excited he was given the green bean casserole at one person's house and the macaroni and cheese at another. Yet for dessert, he felt a twinge of disappointment. They served wonderful homemade apple pie, but no cherry pie. When he returned home that evening, he scolded himself. Perhaps it's just a silly tradition having both apple and cherry pie and remembrance of the wonderful times I had with Andrea the next day, Greg told one of his colleagues, Mary, about his experience. Trying to laugh it off. He said. Perhaps cherry pies simply aren't in this year. Later that day, Mary was working at one of the homes for citizens. She perked up when someone said that a nice bakery in town had sent some pies to share with the Brookwood community. She watched carefully as the cart was being unloaded. She saw all kinds of pies, but no cherry pie. Then at the last moment, there it was one cherry pie. Please, can we give that to Greg? She asked. Greg was so excited when Mary knocked on the door and handed him the cherry pie. I took it to my kitchen, sat down and cut into it immediately, he said with a smile.
[00:04:23] But he knew that cherry pie was very special. It had been delivered as a Christmas God wink, so with each bite, he said. I counted my blessings, looked up and said hello to my wonderful wife in heaven. And then, he added, I savored every thought of her and every bite. We all want the perfect fit in life, don't we? Especially when it comes to health care. Well, the VIP patient is the perfect fit for all your telemedicine needs. The VIP patient telehealth app connects you instantly with a board-certified doctor. Anytime, anywhere. No health insurance required. Gone are the days of waiting months for an appointment. Staggering co-pays, late night urgent care runs or sitting in a waiting room surrounded by cross-contamination. Download the VIP patient app for as little as nine ninety-five a month and gain access to top-notch board-certified doctors. Instantly, they can diagnose and prescribe right from the comfort of your own home. Could there be a better fit for you? That's less than the cost of a drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant. Choose peace of mind. Go to the VIP patient and register you and your family members today. That's the VIP patient. The no insurance needed telemedicine service.
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