One of my favorite verses is: “Because of God’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
Alex has been having some really hard days lately…he has been in so much pain and along with the disappearance of his meds…it’s been a hard couple of weeks. Today was his regular visit to the doctor. Adam was going to take him, but he had some computer problems he had to work on, so I got ready and took him. Alex does not see well enough to drive. He was feeling pretty rough when we left home, (pain level 10) but later on…he began to feel better. After his visit, I asked him if he’d like to do something else before we went home. ” How about Books-A-Million?” he said. So, off we went. (His pain level was down to a 6.) And for the next 2 hours, he looked at books. He is quite a lover of books and the books on tape have been wonderful for him when his eyes are not focusing well. He was able to get 3 books and several magazines. And his balance was good enough that he didn’t need my help. I picked up a book that I had been wanting to buy…but would not spend $39.95 for…and sat down and looked through it. I’m glad I didn’t waste my money. When we checked out, the cashier even told him to go back and get another one free…they had a 3 for 2 special.
We left there and went to pick up his meds, and started home…when he said,”Let’s go see Granny and Pop.” So, we surprised them. They had just finished supper [they eat at 5:00, ya’ll], so we all sat down and had a nice visit. Alex does love his Granny and Pop. They had been watching some old VHS tapes that Pop had made when the boys were young, and they all enjoyed reliving some of those fun times. Alex called his Dad and the 2 of them just left to go out to eat and to a movie. I think they are going to see Transformers…UGH!
Friends, God has a way of throwing these good days at us just when we do not think we can go on. I have not slept much the past 2 nights, and have been really tired, but God gave me a renewed strength to do all that Alex wanted to do. “Thank-you, God.” Alex got to feeling better and was able to spend some time doing what he enjoys. “Thank-you, God.” We were able to visit with Mom and Pop and talk about ‘old times’ and sweet memories. “Thank-you, God.” And Alex and Don are able to spend some guy time tonight enjoying each others company and having fun. “Thank-you, God.”
I can testify that just when we need it most…when we think we are going to “be consumed,” He comes through with His “compassions that never fail…” “Thank-you, God”. His words are true…His promises never fail. “Thank-you, God for giving me today…just an ordinary day doing ordinary things…but, oh, so sweet!” Today, I have “rejoiced in the day that God made.”
I am a Christian woman who has survived many years on the planet. God has blessed me with a wonderful family: husband, 3 sons, a dear DIL, and a precious grandson. I also have dear friends to keep me inspired. I am an artist of sorts and am finding my way through the great blessing of retirement. I recently retired after 20 years as a music teacher. Life is good!