So there has really been A LOT going on in my family lately!!
Let me start by saying that our families really got us through our wedding. They were all so helpful and we really could not have done it without them, which means that they put a lot of their time, effort, heart, & money into that.
Now it seems like things have just gone crazy! Hubby and I are praying so hard for everyone and everything that is going on.
The rain started shortly after the wedding when my mother informed me that she has had Pleurisy and probably bronchitis again, since the week before the wedding. She is battling that still. She runs out of energy very easily and has not been to church in quite some time. This makes me very sad as I do not want her to pull away from God just when she is getting a good hold on Him and starting down the path of healing. Immediately began praying for healing and strength in her body and the desire to rejoin the church body.
The down pour started with a Saturday morning phone call from hubby’s mom. It’s the phone call you never want to get. The cancer has returned. Immediately began to pray for healing and strength as she begins Chemo. Three rounds right here during the holidays. We found out the day after her first treatment the doctors gave her three times the amount she should have had. Immediately began praying for health.
The down pour continues as we find out Neesie is diagnosed with Lupus. Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that takes quite a toll on a person. And it has taken a toll on Neesie. She has been a champ though and has just kept on keeping on. I don’t know how she does it. Immediately began praying for healing as she begins medication to stabilize the disease.
Pouring still as we find out Dad’s Aunt who has Alzheimer’s can no longer live by herself and will need to be moved here and they’ll need to find an assisted living facility for her to live at, but until then she will be at my parents house. That is on top of Neesie already taking care of mammaw, her mom, which has been an already full-time and very emotionally and physically taxing job as mammaw becomes less and less mobile. Immediately began to pray for strength, peace, and blessings.
And then a torrential down pour as I finally can get in touch with my mother on Tuesday and find out that she is on the way back from Texas with my grandmother and uncle in tow. This is not a good thing. My grandmother was very abusive to my mom when she was growing up and she is not a nice lady now and my uncle who has recently been released from prison where he’s been the majority of his adult life does nothing but drink and I mean quite literally does nothing (not even eat) but drink. I know my mother feels like she is doing the right thing but I am not convinced of that. I do not think that she is in a place to be able to handle this. Immediately began praying for God’s protection and wisdom as she takes this on.
Sometimes it feels like the world is spinning out of control. But then I know our God has everything in control. He is Faithful and Mighty and will never leave us or forsake us. We are holding onto Him. We trust Him. We will keep lifting our families up to Him and know that He is in control when we feel like EVERYTHING is out of control.
Father I love you and trust you. I know that you see everyone’s big picture and you know things that we cannot know. I trust you. I give you all of these needs and the needs unseen and ask You to minister as only you can. I ask you to provide all the things that Mom, Neesie, Ms. Darlene, Dad, and the other’s involved need to make it through each and every day. I ask you to bless beyond what they can imagine. I ask you to provide Your peace that surpasses All understanding. I ask that you Heal bodies, hearts, and lives. I love you Father. In Jesus name. Amen.