Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Grace Moments

It was the day after Mother's day last year that we got the call from a concerned friend.

There were problems with my SIL, she had a doctors appointment that Friday...could we be there? Not knowing what we would find we packed up the car and made the eight hour drive to the mountains. After our arrival we met the friend and got more information...we quickly realized we could not leave without her, she could no longer live alone.

We weren't prepared for this at all, had no idea how we were going to do a move, what was going to happen after we got her to our home? Remember I'm the one who likes a plan...there was no plan.

But God did have a plan...things "fell" into place and Sweet Lady was moved to our home within days. So many evidences of God's grace that still amaze me even today

There was the friend that called us, she helped us in so many ways, the doctor office who went out of their way to get all the information we needed...ever tried working with a doctors office on no notice?
There was banking that needed to be done, mail to forward, records to obtain, did I mention she had no ID on her, birth certificate to get, packing and sorting, and there was still that doctors appointment that we had to go to, a second vehicle to rent.....so much to do with so little time...but God made a way

People I think God strategically put in place,a lawyer who lived across the street, a bank manager who had worked with my husbands uncle years ago, she remembered my husband and his sister...made the business part of all of this easier. Then there were those that volunteered to clean the apartment once we left and take care of the mountain of stuff we could not take.

I write this today because I want to remember...I want to remember what God did...I want to remember that I don't always need a plan because he always has one.

It has been almost a year now and it has not always been easy but it all has been good. Sweet Lady  likes her place, her memory is a little better since her seizure medication was added. She remembered today was my FIL birthday, even bought him a card when she went out with the group last week, I was stunned when I found it in her cupboard... a little grace moment

She is usually sitting outside on a bench when I go to see her, today when I drove up she was walking the facility's dog (the Assisted Living has a teacup yorkie that belongs to the activity director and the dog goes to work with her everyday) Seeing her like this blesses me...and reminds me of God's abundant grace.


Petra said...

Thank you for sharing these grace moments with us. God is our faithful help in times of need. Sweet Lady is blessed by your love and care, a sweet aroma to our heavenly Father.

Blessings to you, my friend!

LDH said...

So encouraging to read how God has worked all things out for this dear lady and for you as well.

Debbie said...

Good morning! What a blessing to read about your grace moment. How good our God is. I am so like you. I always feel like there NEEDS to be a plan. But your right, our God ALWAYS has a plan. We just need to trust Him. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you have a good day! HUGS

Creations By Cindy said...

Wonderful post on God's Grace this morning. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sassy Granny ... said...

Some of life's curves are tougher to navigate than others, that's for sure. Thank God you have His steadying hand to see you, and her through.

So often, it's with 20/20 hindsight that the picture comes into clearer view.

Lovely post!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This just touched my heart and was so encouraging...yes God has plans, and even when we can't see them He has gone before us. Thanks for remembering and taking us through the journey...it blessed me and I was reminded of truths that I need to hold on to...because we never know what tomorrow will hold.

Blessings to you all

Marla and Steve said...

Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement about my cancer. I feel so blessed to have believers in my life, in my corner praying for me. I feel a connection now, knowing you have gone through this experience (for lack of a better word at this point) and can understand the emotions. I don't even understand my emotions right now. Be sure I will stay in touch and thank you, thank you, thank you for understanding.

Sonja said...

It's the piling up of all of those stories and grace moments that continue to build our own faith. What a good sharing, and God's faithfulness is so evident.