Friday, January 22, 2010

A Little Gratitude

Some of you who know me, know that my dad isn't well.  Even though I was with my parents last week, all day Wednesday, I kept feeling this strong feeling that I needed to go to my mom and dad's.   I told my husband when I got home from work, "I feel like I need to go to Mom and Dad's when I get off at noon tomorrow" - and of course, he said - "Go".  So,  I emailed mom, "I'm coming tomorrow.  I will spend the night."  I got her response and it was full of relief - "I'm go glad you are coming.  I need you.  We got the hospital bed and the full bed is in the front bedroom - my furniture is everywhere."   Her distress was evident.

Then I realized that it was the Lord was impressing me to go - He knew the need and I didn't.  

So, today I moved furniture around, packed and put things in storage. (I wish I had a before and after pic!)  Now my mom has a neat, and somewhat orderly home again.  She feels less overwhelmed and we got to spend the day together. I enjoyed it!  I feel like I got to show a just little bit of gratitude for my "raising" - for all my parents have done for me in my life.


Alex and Jill said...

I'm glad you were able to go and spend the day with Grandma. She needs time with her girl too. :)

Can't wait to see you on Sunday...we miss you!!

Nitzia said...

i didn't know your dad has been sick. it's great you got to spend time with them and got to help your mom. you are a good daughter!