She knew the path that her baby would have to grow to walk, and while she knew that God would strengthen His Son, she didn't know how that strengthening would manifest.
She knew that He was in her care, and whatever God did, she also had to give her whole heart in raising Jesus to be strong or the human journey he faced.
So too, the caregiver for a terminally ill husband or wife.
God is preparing me as I walk ever further into my personal inferno; but I need Barb's help, too, perhaps more than she knows.
I need to hear that each day that I fight my hardest is worthwhile, however little I accomplish in the business of life. I need to hear that the contributions I can still make are valued, and notmeasured against what I could do before, but are taken as the greatest gift I can give now, under the present fell circumstance.
I need her whole heart of faith and hope and love, because I can't do this alone.
Music is from 3 Doors Down, with Kryptonite. Rock on!
Today's keyword for Advent-Photo-A-Day is whole.
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
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!
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
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