Very early morning, is still dark out, but I sit with the lights down low… Listening. Did I hear a slight noise, a sniff, a rustling of blankets…I jump to peak in the bedroom door … No movement. So I tiptoe back to my quiet listening spot, not to awaken my sleeping angel… My mother.
I remember doing this before… thirty some years ago, with my first born. In fact, I remember doing so much of this with my own children. Dressing them each day, loading the toothbrush with paste and encouraging them to get every tooth, brushing their hair.
I remember holding them steady as their steps wobbled, cutting up bites small enough for them to chew. And oh, I remember the hugs…I love you hugs that didn’t need words.
All these things I am doing now for my mother. I am loving her the way I loved my children, but especially, the way she loved me. My heart aches for her that life has to end this way, but I see the gift that God has given me. He’s reminded me of how much she loves me and all she has done for me.
To all of you that are walking through this season of caring for your parents, I pray for you. Soon they will see Jesus, face-to-face.
2 Corinthians 4:16-17 That is why we are not discouraged.. Our suffering is light and temporary and is producing for us