Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Catching up

Saintly Sandra left me, amongst many other generous gifts that she trailed round the whole of Ireland before she finally arrived here, a set of Resolution Cards. Sandra, I hereby confess that this was a new concept for me, and I opened it with no small sense of wariness!

The first card out of the little box said, "I will embrace my current season of life and live with a sense of contentment." It is now prominently stuck to the fridge door as a daily challenge. Many things are happening this week, the most important of which will be Mum's move from hospital, where she has been treated and therapied beyond anything I thought possible, to a local nursing home. This will hopefully be a short-term solution while we all work on finding an appropriate apartment for both Mum and Dad. I don't think I've been able to tell you hitherto about her very terrible stroke in August.

Other news includes Dad's selling their house, on the market less than two weeks, and my special boy approaching the last of his three transfer tests with the same level of happy trust as he did the first two.

The verse on the back of Sandra's card is 1 Timothy 6:6, "True godliness with contentment is itself great wealth." I'm still working on it. Pretty ineffectually actually. I'm also still working on catching up with all you fabulous daily November bloggers. Thank you for the rich insights into your worlds!

Come Sunday I'll be catching up with Floss's Pause in Advent participants. That will help with missing Pom Pom, MK, Kezzie, Ang and Dormouse! It's time to be looking South-East now, from here anyway! Running down the roads and the centuries, under sharp winter skies. Yes, we'll be reading this again come Sunday too! See you somewhere along the path x


Elizabethd said...

You have been going through some hard times lately. I hope all will work as you want it to.

Jane and Chris said...

It sounds as though this year's Pause is much needed!
Jane x

Angela said...

Life is so busy for you and yours right now- praying for you all, through tests, transitions and trials xxx

Betty said...

My path is wonky and takes many detours but I hope to join Floss and you all on Sunday's pause - I am not posting myself this year as I am in transit with no clear direction at the moment, a traveller on the path to enlightenment.

Kezzie said...

Hello! Hope that things will work out ok with your Mum. Busy, hard times eh! But hold on with those cards, they sound a great idea, what a lovely lady to give you those! I'm looking forward to our Advent pauses!!x

Isabelle said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear about your mum. I do sympathise.