My dear friend also got this icon for me
at a smaller monastery.
I had been wanting one of St. Seraphim of Sarov for some time.
I can see it when I wake in the morning
and the deep shock of St. Seraphim's white cassock
reminding me that
Christ is Risen.
I talked to my Grandma tonight!
The surgery went well,
the doctor was pleased and there were no
concerns during the surgery itself.
Today was not a fully easy day for her
and the days to come will be with some pain.
Please pray for her again if you can...
"This is for a purpose" and that
"healing takes time" really struck me...
My Grandma is such a testimony to faith in God
and to prayer;
she assured me that she felt all the prayers...
Today I rested even more
as I may be coming down with a head cold.
Chicken soup, oatmeal, mugs and mugs of tea...
and some lemon, eggs and bananas.
I am seeking to concentrate on merely being quiet
and trying to be peaceful and mindful that
God is with me,
God is with us,
we must take courage.
Thanks to everyone for the encouragement via the comments
given to my last post
as I seek to take courage regardless
of the future.
I am so blessed by each of you.
God is with us, let us be quieted and at rest.