And so do you, as you care for your dying husband or wife. You are caring for someone made in God's image, someone for whom He sent His son to die.
In all the mess, in all the querulousness, in all the fatigue and frustration...you're doing something holy.
You will get tired and impatient; you will sometimes ask why.
No matter. mary got impatient; Jesus asked Why, and that His cup pass Him by.
It doesn't matter all that much how you do it. It matters that you do it.
And with that, Advent for Careegivers comes to a close. I'm profoundly grateful for your taing the time to read this, and comment. I didn't thin.sometimes, that I'd make it through to the end.
Well, I din't.
Music from Kari Jobe, with We Are.
Today's keyword for Advent-Photo-A-Day is light.
Previous posts in this series are
December 3 - The Meaning Of Christmas
December 4 - A Caregiving Home
December 5 - Caregiver, Please Wait For Me
December 6 - A Caregiver's Vision
December 7 - A Caregiver's Magnificat
December 8 - A Caregiver's Renewal
December 9 - Caregiver, What Is Justice?
December 10 - Caregiver, Find A Moment's Peace
December 11 - A Caregiver Needs Moments Of Silence
December 12 - A Table In The Presence
December 13 - Caregiver, You Belong To God
December 14 - Into The Mystery
December 15 - A Caregiver's Whole Heart
December 16 - A Caregiver's Open Arms
December 17 - Caregiver, There Is Still Joy
December 18 - What Does Caregiving Reveal?
December 19 - Caregiving's Release
December 20 -Caregiving Is Love Set Free
December 21 - Caregiving's Gift
December 22 - Caregiver, Remember Your Purpose
December 23 - A Caregiver's Wonderings
December 24 - Caregiving's Impatient Love
Please pardon my slow response to comments. I'm doing my best, and your comments are really precious to me.
I'm really not doing well at all.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback in a few days!
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Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
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