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.