Being Woven

Category Archives: Caregiving

Memory’s Music

  Let me introduce my Mama to you. She has since passed away to be with the Lord, but in this picture, she was 98 years old with dementia and diabetes, living in a nursing home within two miles of my home.  This picture was taken on her last birthday.  She has earbuds in her …

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He Has Dealt Bountifully With Me

(I am blessed to be a guest devotional writer today over at Granola Bar Devotional.) I would cry out, “How long, O Lord? How long” as I would leave the nursing home where my mother spent the last five years of her life. Due to a terrible fall and surgery, Mama would never be able …

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31 Days of God-Woven Moments – October 22

I write because I follow God and this is what He is having me do these days.  I share my life here on this new kind of paper.  As God weaves my life, He has given me beautiful God-Woven Moments, experiences that He wants me to share with you.  I cared for my Mama for …

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Tough Decisions in Caregiving

I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to share what I learned over the fifteen years of caring for my mother, my precious Mama. As a caregiver, there are constant decisions that must be made and many, if not most, are tough ones.  Relying upon God is so important when making these decisions for …

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Postcards of Hope

I have been blessed to share a ray of hope from my experience with my Mama over on Stories of Hope in God (no longer running online). Anita Hunt “runs the Scattering the Stones Christian ministry … a place of peace, praise, and prayer, with the aim to encourage you; focusing on the gifts of …

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Giving Care God’s Way

I am blessed to be a guest writer at Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood today in the first of a number of posts on caregiving.  Please join me over there. But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, …

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Unstring

I read “God in the Yard” by l. l. barkat.  I move through the pages at a slow, sporadic pace, doing the exercises, learning to play and be a child once again, with God, no less.  I am in the third week, page 27.  One exercise is called “Unstring”.  She says, “Picture certain issues/emotions/elements of …

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Soli Deo Gloria – for God’s Glory Alone

To Him be the glory …   My ninety-seven year old mother lives in a nursing home with dementia and diabetes.  She has a variety of other issues and I just don’t want her to have any more that causes more suffering.  I have been caring for Mom for thirteen years now, bringing her near …

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Swinging

God feels near. In my mind … we are at the swing. He pushes me. I pump my feet. He pushes til I am going higher and higher. We laugh together. I feel like a child. I need this even if it is only in my mind. Today…most every day, I need this time with …

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My Precious Mama

As I go to visit with my 97 year old mother in a nursing home, one she and I are most comfortable in, I go to check up on her at various hours and various days, but mainly I go to love her, remind her I live nearby, to talk with her, watch a baseball …

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