Tuesday, October 12, 2010
HAD A SPELL OF BUSYNESS!
Well it's been awhile since I've come to the blog. My mother is 86 and starting to have some serious health problems. Have had her in the hospital 3 times in the last couple of months. I knew that I was busy before, taking her everywhere she needed to be, helping around the house and taking care of her med's. But this time, it's really getting me down. She's had two falls and Tom and I have not been able to get her up on our own. We had to call the EMT's. I have one sibling and I'm trying not to complain. But it gets very irritating when he's not there to help out at all. He'll check in once in awhile and maybe go an see her every few months. And thinks he's done enough. But the good thing, is the Lord has blessed me with a loving husband and two wonderful grown children, and five grand-children that are there when I do need help. It could be very easy to go on a pitty party and feel sorry for myself. But what good would that do. And I'm sure that the Lord doesn't want me passing my time that way, when there is so much more GOOD that I could be doing. So the Lord and I stay in contact all the time now. There's nothing that I do or say to mom that I've not asked him for advice and guidance. I really believe that God doesn't make these situations where mom has gotten hurt and ill, but I do believe that he takes advantage at those times to teach and show us just how much we need him in our lives. On our own, our decision making, is not well thought through and we miss a lot of what he's lead us to do. So everyday I begin by thanking him for giving me the strength to do what needs done. And for all my family and dear friends that are there to support me. It's ok to ask for help!, which is one that I struggle with. But just that small time of away time and rest, surprisingly it is a huge gift that gets you back up and going. We have so many blessing right there in front of us if only we would open our eyes to see. The Lord is Good and he's with us at all times. If you have been a caregiver with an older family member or any age for that fact. Please share with us, so we can share our prayer's with you. Go forward and make this a day the Lord will smile upon us!