We were up very late last night, as Trina, Jen, & I had a Davey Family Fun Sister Meeting last night. It was 99% we-got-a-lot-said-and-understood-each-other-better, and 1% I’m-kind-of-an-idiot-in-need-of-grace. The percentages are fuzzy, but that’s how I feel about it. The kids didn’t get into bed until eleven last night as a result, and I couldn’t fall asleep until one. So, I’m thankful we had beds to come “home” to. Nice beds.
Lynn had to take my van into work today, because his alternator quit working, and it turns out I should stay home anyway. I am not well this morning, at all. I probably should have stayed away from everyone yesterday, but now all I can do is pray that no one else catches this cold. I’m thankful that, so far, no one else seems to have it, and that I can do something to help Lynn, who has helped me so much these past couple of months.
I’ve stocked up on some supplements to help me – too late to keep the germs at bay for me, but probably in time to help me get well faster. Once again, I’m thankful for hippie solutions.
Dad has lost most of the use of his legs, too, over the weekend, and I am grateful that Mamaw Judy (his mom) is up from California for the week (maybe longer). His legs are just too weak to bear his weight any more, and he gets very disoriented when he’s upright, and cannot maintain balance for very long at all. We now know Dad needs at least two of us with him at any given time. It’s time to call hospice and get some regular respite care. I feel kind of weird. Though my heart breaks, and it’s really hard to watch Dad decline in health like this, I am not afraid to face it. “I will fear no evil, for you are with me,” rings more true than it ever has. Ever. I’m thankful for that, and that I can be here to help as much as I am able.
That’s about all I’ve got in me today. What are you thankful for?
Grace & Peace,