Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm Back....

sort of....

I just felt the need to write, felt the need to get it out.

The big news?
My grandmother, who will turn 100 years old October 10th, is coming to live with us.  

God slapped me upside the head last week and told me to quit being selfish.  (I paraphrase of course).
I believe I am doing what He wants, what He wanted me to do all along.  It's amazing how selective our hearing can be, like little children.  When God gives us good things we take them readily but when He wants us to take on a tough task or stand for what is right......we start humming and covering our ears. 

How often do we turn away from what is right and ignore the wrong for our own comfort? How often do we not approach people in the wrong for fear of hurting their feelings? Or for fear we will sever relationships and be hurt ourselves? I know I am guilty. Most of us are to some degree I'm sure. 

Above all else, I hope God's will is done and not my own. (as someone wise reminded me the other day ; )

I'll share more of my story later on.  Just wanted to write what was on my mind and heart today. 

 Thank you so much for all of your comments! 


  1. Having a "comments form" problem here today. This is my second try, as my previous comment seems to have disappeared.

    What a wonderful and scary journey you're beginning! I wondered if something like this was going on with you.

    You and I will be in somewhat similar circumstances. You and your grandmother and me and my mother.

    I'm happy for you. Happy especially that you are listening to His voice. Hoping He makes smooth the path.

  2. I was just thinking of messaging you about that similarity! So sorry you had problems posting a comment, I now see why people go to wordpress! lol
    It's nice to know others caring for an older generation in their home. It's been so hard for me to find information and resources on the subject. I guess the concept is no longer in vogue, nursing homes are.

    Thanks Carol!