She sits in her chair. Not saying much. Her words are few now. She doesn’t remember much.
It’s hard to have conversation. Because she never remembers. So it’s much more about being there than anything words can accomplish.
As long as I can remember it’s always been Skip-Bo. Her favorite game. It still brings a smile to her face when she wins a round.
It’s always too long before I stop for a visit. It should be a priority to visit family. But time ticks by. Cleaning, errands, bill, grocery shopping. They’ll always be there when I return. But some day soon she will not.
You can see the delight in her face when she sees her great grand children. I’m sure it gets lonely when there’s no one around.
If our simple visit of playing cards, smiling and giving attention are all it takes? Why am I so stingy?
God continue to transform me into someone who sees the value in every living soul. May my days here on earth be much more about others and much less about me. May I be willing to sacrifice for the call to love others.
You’re calling me now Lord. You’re leading the way. The way is the cross. That leads me straight back to you.
What did you do with your time here on earth? You spent it on others. Investing. Encouraging. Teaching. Loving. Leading.
You didn’t waste a moments time. When you weren’t with others you were strengthening yourself in prayer and fasting.
May you be my example. For there is only one way.
John 13:12-17 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
Jesus taught us the simplicity in giving. He gave us a true example on what it means to give up one’s self for another. This is the ultimate illustration of humility.
We should be humble enough to do whatever needs to be done. And in Jesus words. Luke 22:42 “not my will, but yours be done.”
May I be a humble servant.
In Christ Love,
Beautiful, Mel. I was just thinking about this subject yesterday. I keep hearing my grandmother’s words in my head, ” I know you are busy running the kids around…” When I visit my other grandmother it is even harder to come up with things to do or say because she is going blind. I need to try harder and visit more often.
Aww. That’s cool. Timely for both of us I guess. I hear you. I want to live life with no regrets.
What about singing? Do the kids like to sing? Also, what about letting them tell her stories. Reading from books or making up stories of their own. Hope you figure something out!
Thanks for taking the time to visit here too. 🙂