Some of you have said that you appreciate knowing specifically how you can pray for us. We appreciate that so very much! So since you’ve asked, here goes…
Dad is having more good days than bad ones lately. Good days mean he is calm, eating well, engaged in some conversation. Bad days mean he is restless, agitated, mentally not connected to us. The sadness in watching Dad’s mind decline can be overwhelming at times. The slow good-bye is difficult. We ask you to pray for Dad’s healing. Whether that will come here on earth or in heaven, is in our sovereign Lord’s hands. In the meantime, pray specifically for his peace and physical safety.
Mom is amazing. As a friend told me, she is living out lessons in strength for us to observe. She cares for Dad during her daily visits with him and continues to take care of things at home. Pray specifically for protection, provision, comfort, strength and health.
A practical need we have this week is Dad’s wheelchair. He is on his third one, which seems to be working well for his needs. The problem is that we need a partial refund on wheelchair #2 and the vendor is not in agreement. Pray specifically that he would change his mind or that we will have peace in just letting it go.
I know that care-giving for my parents at this time is what God has called me to and I consider it a privilege. But balancing responsibilities is not something I do well. Pray specifically that I will focus on the important not the urgent, keep my eyes on Jesus, and learn the lessons He is wanting to teach me.
We praise God because He is good. He is able. He continues to give us strength, comfort and peace.
Dad’s caregivers are beginning to feel like family. They care for him with gentleness and compassion. Thank you for praying!
We are blessed by your love and faithful prayers.
Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.