Crisis mode versus waiting patiently mode
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Quoting from Kelsey's mom's FB comment: "The doctors say we have to remember that this is a slow process.. it will take time. How much time, they don't know for sure."
As is my habit, I will take what's in the rest of my life and on my mind as fuel for the journey called "healthy living" and supporting motivation. With this precious young one's health crisis we had a scare. How often do "crisis" elements stop us in our tracks and perhaps redirect us? In fact, many of us who are traveling the path of healthy lifestyles began one phase or another with some form of crisis.
But when the crisis begins to feel not quite so severe, the question becomes, to what point do we "stand down". The human being is not built to stay at high alert forever. We wear out, and need to rest, take care of the physical body while our minds are dealing with the stressing factors.
So as the family sets in to continuing prayer and patient waiting in the case of Kelsey's health, the need is to pace themselves, and to give one another respite and breaks from the temptation to "will" faster results.
Dear Heavenly Father, give those who love someone undergoing long recoveries, this family and others, the patience to run the long distances of life... physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
LIFE is good. And precious. Cherish YOURS... and Spark on!