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Prayers for My Mother and Father

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Itís so painful God to watch my mother begin to falter. I have always counted on her, and now she needs to count on me. I love my mother; I canít stand the way our roles have reversed. I donít want to see her in her weakness. I know this reversal is humiliating for her. She doesnít want to feel helpless or dependent. But she needs me now.

Help me, God, to rise to this critical occasion. Show me how to care for my mother with respect, tenderness, and love. Fill me with compassion and patience. Shield me from anger and resentment.

Calm my fears, give me strength, God. Help me to seek out relief and support when the burden is great.

Give her strength, God. Bless her with dignity, grace, and health. Amen.



I'm sorry to be such a downer, but I need to unburden here right now.

My father is dying and the doctors says it's going to be very soon.

I need strength to tell my mom when the time comes.

Thank you my friends, for being so supportive and encouraging, and thank you for the spark love. It helps.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PROVERBS31JULIA 9/27/2012 9:16PM

    Oh Julia, I just saw your name from where Barb had left you a note. I'd not seen you here before. So sorry for the loss of your father, and by now, hopefully your mom is aware. I'm kinda the Julia-come-lately so I've not had a chance to read the backlog of blogs to see the history. My husband's mom just passed away last year (some 10 years after his father had already passed on), so I can empathize, if only a tiny bit. And I can see my own mom starting to get weaker etc as well as my dad, both alone in their respective homes far away from each other. Having helped my mom care for my grandparents in the early 1990's and seeing how my grandparents eventually became as helpless as little children - it's truly a circle of life. You are not alone!!

Hugs & Prayers!


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VTORIA3 9/20/2012 11:21AM

    Dear, sweet Julia, I join you in prayer. May our dear Father lift you up and strengthen you, and emoticon comfort you and your family in this time of need.

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JENJEN1004 9/20/2012 4:39AM

    As hard as all of this is, there is a blessing here in that your mom has a caring family to take care of her. I know it will be hard for you to talk to her about your father's failing health, though. Maybe she'll be encouraged to talk about the good times they had together. I pray for you, too, that you'll have the peace about this that you need. I really don't doubt that you will, though.
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DIANER2014 9/19/2012 8:18PM

    emoticon I am so sorry Julia, you and your family are in my prayers.


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1CRAZYDOG 9/19/2012 4:51PM

    I am so sorry, Julia. Just so very sorry. I am so very close to my Mom too and it IS humiliating to them when they become dependent!

Prayers for you and your parents. Blessings. Know we're here for you. Always.

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CLPURNELL 9/19/2012 4:29PM

    I am so sorry. know you have all my prayers for you and your family!

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KATHIES518 9/19/2012 4:01PM

    I'm so sorry - I will add you to my prayers.

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IDLETYME 9/19/2012 12:55PM

    I pray every night for you, your Mother and Your Father. It is hard too be the responsible one. The Lord knows what's best and what needs to be done. He won't give you more than what he knows you can handle.
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_BABE_ 9/19/2012 12:19PM

    My heart goes out to you Julia. It is diffcult to see roles reversed and to take care of aging parents. Not because we do not love them but because we at one time gathered our strength and independence from them. It's especially hard when you too need someone to lean on in this time and I hope you find some peace. emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 9/19/2012 11:10AM

  Dear Julia, I am so very sorry you are going through all of this. I started praying as I was reading your blog. You are not alone. The LORD is hearing you and helping you. Also, we are here for you. I am praying for both of your parents. Please know that The LORD loves you and so do we.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/19/2012 9:21AM

    I am so sorry for all this that you are having to go through, Julia. You and your parents are in my prayers.


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/19/2012 8:41AM

    Julia, you are not a downer. This is a very difficult time in your life. You are not alone and you are loved. emoticon May the Lord hold you up and encourage you. May you feel His presence. Praying that your mama will be able to handle the news and that you two will be able to share in your grief.

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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/19/2012 8:25AM

    So sorry for all your troubles!!! God is Peace - FOLLOW PEACE!!!

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JUDYAMK 9/19/2012 8:19AM

    Oh I am so sorry, I will begin praying as soon as I send this off. emoticon

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