1 Corinthians 13:4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
As we traverse this new journey, I wonder at the length. I wonder will I be strong enough, and will I persevere? I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Lord is with me and He will carry me when I need – but sometimes, thinking ahead (and we really shouldn’t do that, for tomorrow is promised to no one!) it seems like a very long road! Take each day as it comes, deal with today.
I was having lunch with some friends and I was almost in tears asking, “what do I need to learn that Mike has to suffer this?” And the response was – we live in a fallen world, this is just life. However, God will use it to His glory! What a blessing to have that thinking instead of where I had been going!
Today was an errand day and I left Mike alone for much of the day. I did stop in to check on him a couple of times, but I wasn’t here to make sure he ate, or took his meds. I left him a note reminding him to eat breakfast, but I didn’t remind him to have lunch – he ate a few items from the basket of goodies I prepared for him a few days ago and didn’t seem interested in dinner. When I called him to let him know I was on the way home he was very happy to hear that, and when I got into the house, he had a cup of tea waiting for me! That was so unexpected and extremely appreciated, especially since it rarely happens anymore.
Then this evening, after I got my shower, I laid down on the bed and dozed off, and he came in, covered me and turned out the lights. Another rare happening, but it warms my heart to have the total normal of it all. It’s been a great day. Have a good evening.