Thursday, April 13, 2006

Being In God’s Arms

One of my favorite poems is called Footprints. The first time I read the poem, it spoke to me. I understood what it meant. I always think of it as I make my journey in this life.

For the month of March, the Lord has been carrying me. I’ve been holding on for dear life. Having a sick parent is hard. Not knowing if she’ll make it through is even harder. I’ve been so grateful for my faith. It has helped me through these rough days. Praying and talking with God has kept me at peace.

Yes I will admit I’ve been stressed, who wouldn’t be. However I’ve also learned its God’s will. No matter what the doctors or their charts say. God has the ultimate say.

I visited with my mother yesterday. It was the clearest she’s been. It was wonderful seeing the glaze removed from her eyes and hearing her say she wants to eat. As I left the hospital I said thank you Lord because I know he isn’t through with her yet.

Sure it will be more days like this, but I know as long as I have Jesus, I can get through them.

For all who prayed and offered your wonderful words of encouragement, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

2 comments:

Patricia W. said...

LaShaunda:

Hold on to your faith! I'm glad to see that it's "carrying" you through these difficult days.

Since we "met" a few years ago, I've been so impressed with you -- with your generousity and desire to be a help to the writing community. I don't know how you do it all, especially given the stresses in your personal life. I commend you and want to encourage you to let you know how much your contributions have inspired and helped this writer.

Peace & Blessings,
Patricia
http://readinnwritin.blogspot.com

Delores said...

Shaunda,

So sorry to hear your mother is ill, know that you're loved, cared about and prayed for by a lot of people. It is such a blessing to see how gracefully (from your writing) that you're handling all of this. You are a true diva in every sense of the word. Keep trusting God, He will give you peace no matter which way He decides to take this situation.

Love You,
Delores Hines