Thursday, May 21, 2009

what a difference a day makes

In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines his steps

As I type, I sit with our family waiting for our mom and beloved grandma to go meet with Jesus. The Lord allowed her to make the move to the assisted living center here in our home town and we were all here to greet her. She even got to see her precious great grandbaby Rylee and she smiled for the first time literally in days. In our minds we knew we had done the right thing and I believe we all had hope that she would be able to recover somewhat. But over the course of the night she began to decline rapidly. My husband spent the night with her and when I came in this morning to allow him to go to work (which he didn't) I knew this would be her final hours. As of 11 am. she stopped responding to any of us verbally. Thank goodness for Hospice. They are able to tell us what to expect, pray for her and us, and they care ~ they really care.

The scripture above has just been so clear to me because the Lord knew what we would be doing this weekend but we had made other plans, plans to celebrate, yes, but not in the way we thought. We will spend this weekend celebrating her life and her love, and honoring her as we spend time together. I just see how the Lord provided for Brian to already be off of work through next week, since we were planning on being out of town so now he is able to be here with his mom and sisters without any of his work pressures. God is soo good and loves us soo. He works in ways that I'm not sure why because He is God but it still just amazes me, leaves me awestruck! More than that, it just humbles me to the core. His love is extravagant!His is intimate ~ He knows, and he is concerned about every detail of our lives and I just praise HIM.



I'm praying for peace and strength for all of you. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

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