Monday, July 27, 2009
SP I need your support today. Yesterday, I had my mom admitted to the hospital. Her health is declining and I could no longer bear seeing her in her current state. She has dementia, hypertension, non-insulin dependent diabetes, obesity and congested heart failure. She had a stroke earlier this year and now refuses to walk. It's hard to take care of her daily care with the help of two of three siblings. We do the best we can but we too get burned out. I have reached out to her church and community senior support agencies. I'm under a lot of stress. I'm asking that my SP family keep my family in your prayers as I press on. I know God gives me no more than I must bear (Gosh He thinks I'm pretty strong) but really, wow!
Annie Lee is my favorite artist. As I reflect on her work, my two favorite pieces are 'Blue Monday' and 'My Cup Runneth Over'. They each touch me deeply. 'Blue Monday' depicts a lady on the side of her bed with her head bowed down. 'My Cup Runneth Over' depicts a lady with her head bowed down with an open bible on her lap. The blue colors in both pieces calm, soothe and relax me. The white gown each subject wears shows the peace and humility of the character. The lamps show hope and light the way. The bible shows the importance of God in my life. Know God, know peace; No God, no peace. I keep both of these pieces of art in my bedroom to remind me when I think I'm defeated and have lost the way that I must simply, humble myself and go to God in prayer. Instead of going down for the last count I go to God in prayer.
Pray for me as I continue to pray for you and yours. Afterall, the family that prays together, stays together. Be Blessed. Ms CC