Thursday, April 15, 2010

One Step At A Time

I am a Grandmother. One would think that, having reached this season in life, I would have great stores of wisdom to dispense to everyone around me. The truth is, I often find myself both praying for wisdom and looking to others to share with me what they know to be wise counsel. I am blessed to still be able to count my eighty-six year old mother as one of those counselors.

About a month ago she fell and broke her hip. Once we knew that she would be all right, my thoughts centered on my ninety year old father. He has had numerous health problems over the past couple of years and is now in dialysis three days a week. I spent many sleepless nights worrying about how we were going to take care of him and my mom.

For some reason, I find it difficult to rest and pray when circumstances are overwhelming. I offer up hurried little fragments and then proceed to try to walk under the weight of the burden. It doesn’t work very well....

This devotional will be on the Laced With Grace website on friday. Join me there?


I have been decidedly absent these past several days. When we aren't busy physically (with my Mom and Dad), I've been a bit too mentally weary to write. I hope to do much better this coming week. My Mom is home from the rehab center and we are trying to get everything in order for her at their house. Working through lots of things - praying for grace, strength and wisdom for them. Thank you so much for your prayers and comforting words. You bless my heart in ways I cannot put into words. You are precious.


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I hope you find the grace and strength that you need for this part of your journey Linda. Praying for you my friend!

Maria said...

Hi Linda~ I understand... life has a rhythm and a pace that requires much time.
We do appreciate those slower days so much more now than when we were younger!

It's wonderful to rest assured that just as the geese fall back in the formation to rest and enjoy the 'lifting' power of the one/s ahead of it.
By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

We are not alone ~ we have an amazing Leader that goes before us!

Blessings for each day ~ Maria

Maria said...

ps. I love your new quilt... what a lovely idea for a blog title, Linda!

Anonymous said...

yes, you have been a very busy bee lately.
so make sure you put your feet up when you can.
and eat your fruit and veggies, drink your water...and all that stuff.

it is nice to see another selection of quilt on your blog. such a pretty one!

one day at a time now.


Dawn said...

I know it's been a tough few weeks. I thought life might be easier at this age - what a crazy notion, eh?? I am so glad you're mom's home. I know God will give you wisdom and peace - listen to some good Southern gospel when the CD arrives and relax!

Sandy said...

Dear Linda,
Praying for grace, strength, and wisdom
for you and your family. You are strong
and God will see you through. I am also
keeping your parents in my prayers for
their recovery.
The new quilt photo is so very lovely.
God bless,

Unknown said...

praying and thinking of you,
through this

Anonymous said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers, Linda. God is our strength and refuge!

grammy said...

It is so hard to deal with this issue
our Mother
our friend and confidant....
someone we ran to in times of need
now they need us
and even though we are there for them we mentally sag a bit under the psychological strain....
we need them....
but we are the one needed
for you it is a double whammy because of your dad
my Dad had been gone for many years before my Mom reached that stage
Giving it up to him is the only answer
Blessings to you and your sweet family (o: