Nina Pechal, born in 1925 in Brenham, Texas, was admitted to The Village at Gleannloch Farms Rehabilitation Care on June 21, 2012, with a fractured arm. Now recovered from her injury, Mrs. Pechal was preparing to return to her home in the Memorial Northwest Subdivision in Spring, and was inspired to write a poem, “A Note of Thanks” to the staff who helped with her rehab.
A little background:Nina Pechal, who worked as a school teacher for over 30 years, began writing her “poetry from the heart” when she was in college at Texas State College for Women (now Texas Women’s University) in Denton, TX. She has been married to Julius Pechal for 57 years, and the couple has two daughters. They celebrated their 50-year anniversary with a three-week trip to Europe. They attend Kinsmen Lutheran Church.
The following poem was written in Mrs. Pechal’s meticulous cursive handwriting, a hallmark of teachers of her generation.
A Note of Thanks
The time happily is very near
When I shall say adieu —
On my way back home again
Yet, with a sense of sadness too.
For I shall miss my many friends
Among the dedicated caring staff —
And because of the excellent therapists
I again can walk and laugh.
I thank you Lord, for your guidance
To a remarkable Village with heart —
A place that aims to comfort one’s soul
With a warm welcome from the start.
And so dear friends at Gleannloch Village
Because of your kindness and love —
May you be showered with many blessings
Heaven sent by God and the Angels above.