Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control........

Isn't it always frustrating when you hear those words? It means something is not going right. Somethings broken. All is not well with the world.

Last Wednesday my father fell at 3:30 a.m. and broke his hip. He is 82, on dialysis 4 times a week, and has blood transfusions approximately every two weeks. As one of his caregivers, my world changed. 

Hospitals, operations, skilled nursing facilities, narcotics, medical transport companies, these are all game changers. There are no "time outs".

My big brother, bless his heart, really, bless his heart, bore the brunt of this episode. He is now exhausted, mentally, physically, and I wouldn't doubt a bit spiritually too.

Mobley is receiving her re-pipe, and I don't get to enjoy it with her. I am disappointed. I was on my way to be there for the joyous event, and got a call. "Dad is being moved to skilled nursing at three today". Game changer. All I wanted to do was make a simple pair of curtains for the guest bedroom. Game changer.

My dad is more important than Mobley ever will be I want to make that clear. But I so wanted to enjoy the busy industry of her re-plumb, knowing she will now come to life again and be our home.

Today I got on my knees and prayed. I thought of Geneva at "My Heart's Song", and her blog post on salt and light. She encouraged me greatly in an e-mail. Please visit her blog it's wonderful.

I was on my knees and I hear God speaking in my heart. I'm asking Him what to do, and why, why, why...... The gentle urging says II Timothy 2:10:
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory        II Timothy 2:10 (NIV)
Perhaps, in the hospital, in the skilled nursing facility, in the dialysis center there is an elect (aren't we all the elect) needing to hear the salvation message. Maybe if I get my attitude right, God can use me or my poppa to reach the elect.
Please don't give up on Finding Grace, Going Mobile. We will arrive. We have already started the journey. But, due to circumstances beyond our control...........
Extreme blessings, Theresa


  1. Beautiful heartfelt post Theresa and I hope your Dad will have a speedy recovery. And thank you for mentioning my blog. "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)
    I'm loving having you as a friend!

  2. Sometimes life drops something in our laps to remind us that we are not in control. Thursday will be 2 years since my father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer. When his cancer progressed, my husband took off work and abandoned the improvements on our home to be with his dad. Our lives were turned upside down for weeks and his dad passed away on December 1st, exactly four months after his diagnosis. I am so happy that my husband put his life on hold for his dad. You are a wonderful daughter to put your life on hold for your dad. I pray his health improves...:)
    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  3. Praying for your Dad, your brother and you. Both of my parents are gone now but I can tell you and your brother that you will never regret doing everything you can for your Dad while you have him. I'm a little discouraged with our project. One thing leds to another and then to another and workers don't show up or offer explanations but are quick to want another draw on our dwindling funds. Your vent hood is beautiful. I hope mine will look as well. So much left to do but so much has been done. I need to concentrate on that. By the way, I love quilts as well. Blessing to you, JC

  4. Our family offers up a humble prayer...knowing and trusting that the divine grace only HE can give will be given to you and yours, my dear friend.

  5. thoughts and prayers for you and your Dad and family Theresa. I miss you and figure with all the changes in social media we somehow lost one another. Glad you added me to your circle of friends on Google +. My blog is: www.thevintagenestblog.com and I am also on Facebook as The Vintage Nest. xoxo


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