|My Granny and Me :)|
My grandmother is not feeling well; she was diagnosed with PAD not to long ago. She has not let it slow her down...much, but the last few weeks her legs have been bothering her so much that she is not getting out and about as much as she once did. Her spirits are suffering some; it is harder on some days to make her laugh. She has a wonderful laugh. At 88 years old, she has had a long full life, and she reminds me of that fact at the end of every conversation. Tonight on the phone was no exception, yet my reaction to it tonight was...different.
I started searching for a verse to soothe my heart and spirit, not to mention my mind which was scrambling a bit. I came across this one...
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. " ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8
To me, this sounded like Granny Dee explaining to me that it was all going to be okay. I know she has this kind of peace; I wish we all did.
I am worried about Granny Dee as I sit here tonight, but I also know how strong she is...what a fighter she is...every day. I have no doubt that she can and will overcome this as she has so many other trials in her life. I guess tonight I am simply a worried granddaughter, and I appreciate having a voice to express my concerns and ask for prayers.
As you fall asleep tonight praying for your own loved ones, I ask for a prayer for mine as well. For of all of the things I am confident that I know, and that list is teeny tiny, I know that we all want for more time with those we love. There will never be enough.
Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)
|Granny Dee and her boyfriend Mark ;) The only ham bigger than Mark...my grandmother. :)|