Thank you sweet ladies that follow my blog, thank you so much for praying. What a whirl wind life we had this last few days. On Wednesday after working in the hot sun, (still have a funny to tell you....... another day) we were about to drive up our long drive way, when out of no where grand children started running up along the side of the driveway. They had baby kittens in buckets and baskets wrapped in baby blankets. They had been waiting at the end of the lane for us to come home. There was 7 of them. It was so sweet to be greeted my our loves of our lives. They hopped in the truck and up the lane we went. We were ready for Grammie and Poppa Camp or so we thought. We have had Camp so that Poppa and I can invest into their little lives. I want to continue to have them even with they are older and when they are married and when they have kids....... I don't want it to ever end! Anyway I got into the house and everyone was talking a mile a minute. All their plans for the fort where in order. Then the phone rang. It was the nursing home saying that my 78 year old momma had just aspirated and was being taken to the hospital by ambulance. This was the same thing that happened to my Dad some months back. He never came back home. He died. My heart was racing at this point and after the hot day in the sun, I wasn't doing so well. We hopped in the car and off we went, praying all the way, that she would be safe and get the best care. I am always wanting the doctor caring for my older parent, to have a belief that even though my Momma is 78 can't walk or move, has Alzheimer's, that she is a valuable person! That she has "quality of life", because God gave it to her. I am so thankful that we have a Christian Doctor that believes that God has charge over life. That doesn't mean we want her hooked up to a lot of tubes and such, we just want her to have the care she needs. We got there and bless her heart I could tell by her eyes, (that is how we talk and we really do, it is a God thing) she was not sure what was going on. She looked right at me and wouldn't leave my eyes. They got her situated and in her hospital nightie. I love those things. They are 100 percent cotton and have been washed a thousand times and are soooooo soft. They may look ugly, but they sure feel good. They were going to do some tests and take X-rays of her chest. We stayed awhile and then went home. We had all the kids waiting for us on the farm. We had a sweet evening,Had to get up early in the morning to go back over to see Momma. She was doing better and they would be releasing her to go back to the nursing home. She did look better and that is where all of you who left comments and prayed come in. Thank you so much, God heard and I have my momma safe back at the home! I know that there will be a day that the Lord will call her home. It will be one of the saddest days of my life. Even though she can't talk to me, she is the most precious lady in my life. We didn't always have that relationship. I was a rebellious daughter and I know I hurt her deeply. When I came to Christ I told her I was so sorry. She accepted. She also was not the easiest Momma to live with, she had a drinking problem...... from a broken heart. Two full term babies that died in her arms alone, because my Daddy was in a bar and wasn't with her. Lots of other things also happened and then a broken marriage later, (when my siblings and I were older) when I was 17. I am not telling you this to disrespect my parents. They lived what they knew and they didn't have Jesus. It's just now we have been given a second chance, I can love her even though she can't respond to me other than with eyes. It is amazing the love that my Momma gives even to the girls that work at the home with her eyes. They love and respect her life. The only words I have is.................PRECIOUS.
The whole weekend kind of changed for Grammie and Poppa camp. It wasn't that we didn't have fun, but I was just exhausted! I don't do well on roller coaster rides ever. Smile. We had sweet times of reading God's Word. We read the whole story of Jonah. They interacted with us and it was so fun to get to know our grand babies a little bit better. Studying the word of God does that, another God thing! Unless you open HIS Word and read it with your children, you won't know what God does at that moment. The Bible says that it is powerful. The children talked and asked question....... and I drank it in. Hungry little souls wanting to know about our God.
For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
I didn't always love the Word. One day I asked the Lord to give me a hunger. He did just that, He met me..... He is talking to me......... intimately. He has told me to ask anything in His name. He loves to teach me and loves to watch over us as we drink in His Word. We want to be a generation that serves Him. If I can give my children the tools and usher them into the presence of the Lord,...... His Holy Spirit will do what He does so well........... speaks to our soul....... the thing that matters.
I heart you ladies! Have a good weekend!!!!!
P.S. We were given a sacrificial gift from one of our followers. She said that she and her husband wanted to bless us. They did. Little did they know that we had an opportunity to go to Extreme Kansas Camp for Family Camp (if you look at the website, the little boy on the right is our grandson) this weekend. It was over the amount we needed. Isn't that just like the Lord to bless His children using one of His faithful servants? We are packing up and hitting the road for the weekend. Leaving our cares behind and getting blessed with others that love the Lord so. I can't wait to drink in the beauty of the gorgeous lake the camp is on........... I will canoe with my sweetie on the lake.......we will talk sweetness to each other......... as the sun goes down....... cook a little in the kitchen that is outdoors.......... hmmmmm, I think we will like! Praying my little family will meet our God in a fresh new way and that we would be a blessing to the staff. We worked at this camp a couple years ago. We love it there! Wish we could make a living doing it. Nice thought! We will be back on Sunday, that will be toooo soon, I will choose to be thankful!
Blessings and hugs from the farm,