Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Thoughts - (day by day)

an excerpt from Jesus Calling Devotional,

February 4
"Bring me your weakness, and receive My peace.
Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are,
remembering that I am sovereign over everything.
Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning.
Instead, let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day, they will keep you close to Me.

As you live in the radiance of My Presence, My Peace shines upon you.  You will cease
to notice how weak or strong you feel, because you will be focusing on Me.
The best way to get through this day is step by step with Me.
Continue this intimate journey, trusting that the path you are following is
headed for heaven."

it feels as if life has been put on a temporary hold since my mom had her surgery.
(she is recovering wonderfully well, thank you friends for your well wishes and prayers!)

i am going to confess that it's been a struggle to adjust to this new schedule - which
now involves therapy and doctor appointments, extra errands and other things
that come along with the recovery process.

i've discovered a few things about myself:

1.  i am not a good nurse. at all.
i break out in sweat at the slightest hint of pain that she has,
i barely make it in time to the therapy appointments (but we do make it, so that's gotta count for something)
and her prescription has been sitting at the Walgreens pharmacy for about 4 days now because
i've forgotten to pick it up.
(luckily, she has plenty till i get it to her, but still...)

i'm actually a little worried my mom is going to fire me.

2. my planning capabilities, which barely existed before my mothers surgery,
are pretty much non-existent at this point.
(more thoughts on this on another post)

i know what i've got planned for today and possibly tomorrow.
but beyond that, don't ask.
because i don't know yet.
and you know what? i've decided it's ok for the time being.

i read this passage tonight in my devotional and it was such a great comfort to me.
i am taking it day by day, one day at a time knowing that my days
will be filled with what He feels is necessary for me that day.
He will open up time throughout my days to meet up with friends,
or to go to playgroup
or to go to bible study
or to plant some flowers in my backyard.

but first things first,
tomorrow i will stop by Walgreens for that prescription.
promise :)

linking up with Heather at Finding Beauty in the Ordinary.
check out her blog if you haven't already.
she is pretty darn awesome :)


Heather B {dreaming big} said...

It's such a comfort to know that God gives us what we need for each day, our daily bread. It's also amazing how God shows himself strong in our weakness - all he asks for is our obedience and it's clear that your heart longs to please him!

the lowes said...

oh i so needed that, like for real. :) I have been in a similar dad has Parkinsons which requires lots of therapy, doctors appt, etc, and he no longer drives. It is amazing the extra ounce of self-sacrifice the Lord has taught me through it. Youa re doing amazing, she is blessed to have you for a daughter!! said...

Flor, you are so darn cute! Loved your post today.

theolivetree said...

love this...p.s. I m not a good nurse either.

Katie @ minivan diva said...

Although you feel like a rotten nurse, I'm sure she is thrilled to have your help. : )

Linda Z said...

Flor, don't you love that devotional?? My mom gave it to me in February, and it has been like a soothing balm on my heart. Jesus has spoken so much to me through it.

I know your presence in your mom's life means so much to her. It is so difficult to go through health issues... it is so consuming. To have someone who really cares about you and keeps asking how your day is going means everything. You are Jesus' hands. :)