November 22, 2008

God is Good

We checked out an assisted living place yesterday and it was very nice. We are ready to start the process of seeing if we can move my parents into it.

And God is good. After we left the place, we went over to my parent's apartment. We had not seen them since February. My Mom, although happy to see us, was very upset. She was finding the day overwhelming, taking care of my Dad more of a burden than it had been in the past. There are days like this, we all have them in dealing with what is going on in life.

After she calmed down, we were able to broach the subject of assisted living, of the place we had visited and wanted them to consider moving into. She was very open to the prospect, and said OK about us starting the screening and application process.

I thank my Lord on the timing of our visit, of our seeing the place we would have our parents live, and on Him opening my Mom's heart and ears to listening to the option.

I pray He keeps her heart open to this going forward and over the next few months, we can move them into a place where they can get the help they need. I thank God that my brother and sister-in-law are there to see this through and keep an eye on my parents. they are a blessing to the whole family.

God takes care of the big things, the little things, all things if we come before Him in prayer and with an obedient heart.


David Porter said...


I am praying for you brother!

Laurie M. said...

I'm glad your suggestion was well received. That's probably the hardest part of the whole thing, when they need care but fight against it. You've been given a blessing. And may the Lord continue to bless your time with your family.