It has been quite a while since I posted a blog. I am pretty sure I could say life moves on without the bloggers ‘posting’. However, for those of you who enjoy writing you understand it is a way to sit and express what is on your heart.
About a month ago my Mother took a nasty fall in her apartment. She had terrible bruising on her face and broke her right forearm. She had caregivers come in twice a day for two weeks and they were assisting her with daily chores. It was a great help to her but after a while this independent woman began to long for solitude and not having to have people in and out all day.
So, my husband and I convinced her to come back home with us for what we thought to be about 5 days. When the time came to take her home we realized after having been with her just how much help she needed and we talked her into another week.
There are so many times in my life when I know that God has appointed a time for us to be where we are, when we are and with who we are. (Or is it whom?) Anyway, the fact is God has planned out each time in our lives and even when we feel they are unexpected times, He knows that it was planned for us.
These past two weeks have been just that for me. The joy of waking up and having coffee with my Mother every morning. Going for walks arm and arm to steady her as she is a bit off balance with the cast. Having her sit in church with us hearing God’s Word and praising Him in song. The precious outreach from my friends who came by with a kind word, banana bread or a hug. Saying good night to her every night before going to bed and knowing whenever I woke up during the night , she was just in the next room.
The icing on the cake for our time with my Mother was when the doorbell rang after church and there standing at our front door was our oldest son and his beautiful wife. They had driven 3 hours to spend the day with us having to go back that evening. What a glorious time to sit in the room between my son and daughter–in- law and my Mother on the next couch for the entirety of the rainy day.
I am so thankful that God orders my steps and plans out my days. I could never have them work in such a blessed way should I be the one to plan.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY WEEK to all of you who are Mothers! God bless you as you continue on in this noble calling in life!
PSALM 31:28-29 Her children rise up and call her blessed and her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world but you surpass them all!