Thursday, November 15, 2007


My gramma is at home with my mom tonight.
Thank you for your prayers. There is more to this time in life than chores and tasks. There is wisdom and searching after God's plans. There is knowing that the plan is not yet complete while we breathe here together in mortal bodies. This has been a few months and a few days of feeling pulled in certain directions and then doubting ourselves.
My mom has hoped to convince my gramma to come stay at her home since the summer and my gramma has just plain refused. A few falls yesterday required that my mom stay at my gramma's home. Today it seemed time for a decision to be made, although in heaven it was decided as God scooped out the oceans. It was ours to quiet ourselves to hear our instruction.
After work I had a hair appointment and then I was going to gramma's to check in and try to figure out what next. Got to the salon and they had double-booked my hair dresser. I was asked to wait until Saturday. Ok God.
Got to my gramma's where my mom had been surviving on jelly beans and Jesus for two days and looked my gramma over. My mom felt certain that the time had come to take gramma to her house. We told gramma this and she agreed. After months of refusal, the final wall came down. She is weak and sore from some falls so we had to be careful. The Mr. and Mac came over and we carried her to the car and caravaned to my mom's house. We settled her in without incident and she went to sleep immediately. Truly, she looked more peaceful than I've seen her in a very long time. Quiet sleep, like someone who knows they can finally relax and let someone care for them. Almost like the surrender of a child to a nap long overdue.
My mom was so happy to have this thing that she had felt she was to do finally happen.
Mac said this was one of the best days he has ever had. He said that he had been feeling that great gramma needed to live with grandma (my mom.) He felt relieved when he finally laid her in the bed.
I felt like I had finally gotten the Israelites into the Promised Land.
My mom, I do believe, was one hallelujah short of a Jericho March.
So thank you, my friends, brothers and sisters. Please continue to pray and praise God for this step. We'll keep you updated.

Pslam 84:3
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.


Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

Thank God she finally agreed. I have been praying for all of you during this extremely stressful time.

Trish said...

Dear Jesus, I pray you would touch
this family, give them wisdom in each decision, peace and grace to accept the things to come.
Walk with them each step of the way, lead them, guide them, use them. I love you Aunt Eleanor.
In Jesus Name.

Becky said...


Louise said...

What a blessing to learn your Gramma is safely with your Mom. May God give her contentment and a willingness to remain there.

Learning of how your Gramma was carried to the car, then into your Mom's home and put into bed reminds me of how the Lord will one day do that for us. Take us from what we've known for so long and carry us to His home and put us safely down to rest.

You are a blessed family and an inspiration to all who know you.

byhisgracealone said...

I am visiting from your mom's blog and have been praying that when this time came, it would come peacefully to alll involved....may you continue to care for her with the gentleness and love expressed here....God Bless


Jada's Gigi said...

Thank you, Lord! This is such good news. I am so thankful and I know Pat is relieved. God and His ways...amazing aren't' they?

Terry said...

Dear Sara.
I just now came from your mom's at her request for us to read your post.
I have not been around in a couple of weeks and when I read what has been going on with your dear gramma I was so sad and yet so thankful that she has agreed to stay at yoru mom's.
I really think this is an answer to prayer and how like the Lord it is that He changed YOUR plans so that you could be used in HIS plans.
It makes my heart swell up and be overcome with joy!
Your family is such a treasure and God is just so proud of the whole bunch of you!!...Love Terry

Trish said...

I love you!!

ancient one said...

Came over from your mom's blog. Our prayers are with you and all your family. And especially your grandmother!!