Stick With Me, Please

I’ve been distracted, lately (to put it mildly), by one of those unavoidable tribulations of life.

Without getting too much into private details, I’ve had to have my last surviving aunt transferred to a nursing home. This is something we prayed would never happen, but now it has.

She is the last of my family in her generation. When she goes, I’ll be the oldest one left–and who ever thinks he’s going to be that?

My mother had five sisters, so I was richly blessed with aunts. Two married, one became a nun, and three stayed together at their father’s house, where they were born. One by one they died. The house had to be sold. It has since been torn down. My aunt received the best care available for as long as possible. But now it’s no longer possible to take care of her outside of a nursing home.

We could not live without God’s grace. But then without God’s grace we never would have been created in the first place.

Normalcy is a good thing. Writing is the work I asked the Lord to give me to do, and He granted my prayer. So I will do it, to the best of my ability, every day if possible, for as long as I can.

God goes with us into the Valley of the Shadow. And one way or another, He will bring us out of it, and into the light.

Readers, please bear with me: normal service will soon be restored. If the next few posts aren’t up to snuff, don’t go away–there’s plenty in the Archives.

6 comments on “Stick With Me, Please

  1. Lee, Our Lord will carry your burden. As always, you and your family are in my prayers.

    Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt. 11:28

    What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. Psalm 56:3

    In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalm 56:11

    Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. Psalm 62:8

    And we, your readers, are here. God Bless.

  2. Lee, I’ll be sticking with you and I’ll be patient. Taking care of your relatives is so important. Going the nursing home route is a difficult one, I know. I’ll be praying for you and that your aunt will get the best care. Someone passed along some good Scripture references for you. And God is with you. He promised it, didn’t He? All my elderly relatives are gone and I do have moments when I think back on my childhood and remember visiting with this aunt and uncle or that aunt and Grandpop. I didn’t realize it much when I was a young girl but since I’ve grown up, married, and with kids, whenever I had a chance to visit with an elderly relative, I tried to make the arrangements and visit for a little while. I loved to hear them talk about the days when they were young or about the old country. I’ve written done much of what I’ve heard but I always wish I would have asked more questions and taken more photos. The Lord bless you and keep you. And Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much, Marge. Now that I’m old enough to appreciate them, I sorely miss my family. How I wish I could sit one more time with Grandpa, “helping” him organize his stamp collection!

      Well, when we’re both in God’s Kingdom, I’ll be able to do it.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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