Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Day 10: Vacation Journal


The Beelieve You Can THRIVE - E - Eternally THRIVING lesson will be delayed. I'm finding it very difficult to get online or even on the computer. I'm spending as much time as I can with my mother while we visit her here in PA. I know you all understand, and I truly appreciate your prayers.

I was just telling my sister, Marsha, last night that I miss you all so much! I feel disconnected from you all. I'm homesick for my blogging family! I must find a balance. I receive such a blessing and filling of the Holy Spirit when I visit your blogs! I need the fellowship as well.

Right now my mother seems a bit weary and I believe she is doing all she can to "Hang On" until the memorial service is over for my stepfather as well as some others things she is waiting on. Much of my mother is an independent woman, then there is another part of her that is scared to death to be by herself. So many things for an 86 year old woman to think about and deal with right now. The strain of it all is showing. Although we have been able to get mom to laugh as well.

Jim is working on his "honey do" list from mom. And believe it or not, she is allowing me to cook too! So I am glad she is allowing us to help. A big thing is she has allowed our dogs to come inside and lay on her indoor sun room. The dogs are so good. The door between the rest of the house and that room is wide open and they know not to come in. Mom even goes out there and sits with them and pets them! Animals have a calming effect on humans. I keep telling mom she needs a companion.

I have been enjoying the weather, even though we have had some rain. I have been taking a walk every day, enjoying the beautiful scenery as well.

God bless you all!


Sharon said...

Awwwwww, don't worry we are all here waiting on you, Please spend the necessary time with your Mom it is important that we do take these breaks every now and then, plus I know when I see my Mom it's sooo awesome, to see her beauty, just love those moments we share.

If you are anything like your Mom she must be a AWESOME Woman!

Have a wonderful time chat soon :)

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Michele!
This is such a special time with you and your mom. You're a wonderful daughter to be at her side at this time. I'm praying for special God-moments for you guys.

I know how you feel about being away. I just returned from Chicago and enjoyed the cooler temps and the raindrops! I did not have my laptop so I was really away from blog world. I, too, pray for balance.


Laurie Ann said...

You enjoy your trip! We will be here when you reconnect and I'm ready for that E lesson when you're ready to post it and not a moment sooner. Much love and enjoy spending that time with your Mom and family.

Amanda said...

You ae so good to be giving God praise in the midst of this trial... prayers for you and yours are on my heart...

God bless-

Donetta said...

big hug!

Denise said...

Sending you love, hugs, and prayers my friend.

luvmy4sons said...

What a blessing you both must me for your mom. My heart breaks for scary to have your right arm and leg cut off after so many years! That has to be what it feels if half of her is gone! Hugs sweet sister. So glad you take some time to keep us updated! Thanks for the quick visit over at my place. We all understand!

bp said...

Glad for your update and glad you're spending all the time you can with your Mom. Thanks for your sweet message today.

I sent you some mail there, I hope it arrives in the next couple of days.