A friend of a friend called in tears
within minutes of her call;
an older friend of ours is very possibly on
her last weeks of life.
We hope to visit this dear one soon.
Another one I love was considered for hospice
but is now better;
a member of my extended family's Mother
(who is a great grandmother) is now on hospice
for better pain control.
Another friend's Mother has the C-19-you-know-what
and is hospitalized with pneumonia as I type this.
It was not until tonight that I realized how this was
impacting me, how inwardly sad I felt
and also with the difficult PT experience
and the pain I had,
I really was struggling a bit.
But once I realized this, understood it,
then I was able to be tender towards my own self;
to understand how hard it would be to have this all;
and there were other things as well, of course.
I am loving Sally's new book, I read the first two chapters I think.
I love it because she does not deny pain but reminds
us of the hope and stability we have in Christ.
I feel like reading her book is like a boot camp for the soul.
It's a deep reminder of things God has been trying to teach me
for over 20 years. So it feels like I am returning to a
school that I've been at before, as if for a refresher
or a new course of boot camp, as it were.
I am pondering again the need to take care of myself
while being so aware of the pain of others.
I am still behind on many things
including emails in part because
I can't be at the computer sitting as long.
I am so thankful for all the good in my life.
there is still so much there.
The pictures of the pasty and salad are from
Tea and Sympathy where I was on Thursday in NYC!
May God have mercy on us and save us!