NOVENA OF TRUST - Day Twenty-Six
"That my life is a gift.
Jesus, I trust in You."
As I have mentioned in past posts I have a Father and Stepmother who are both 90. I often can get caught up in the cares of daily needs and difficulties of what this means for our family and I forget to embrace the gift.
Yesterday the Lord used a neighbor of mine to remind me. We will call her "Nan". Nan lives just the down the street from us and we have gotten to know her around our local Catholic Church.
When my children were younger and, right up to not too long ago, about the time I was opening the shades and sitting for prayer each morning Nan would be going by our house for her daily walk.
I haven't seen her for awhile and think of her often wondering how she is. Yesterday as I was sitting having a cup of coffee with my husband before he left for work, I happened to glance out the side window of our house and with the leaves gone, I could see Nan walking back and forth in her driveway - cane in hand. Her morning strolls are not what they used to be, you see Nan is 94 or 95 now, but there she was enjoying the beautiful morning and honoring the years the Lord has blessed her with.
As we ponder today our call to live every moment to its fullest, I will share with you my favorite story of Nan. I am unable to type it without chuckling!
One day while working with Nan at the Church, I was trying to talk with her and she wasn't answering. When I glanced over I noticed she did not have her hearing aides in. When I asked why she said, "Well, I was at a family wedding and while I was having a little fun on the dance floor they fell out and were stepped on." She was probably in her late 70s early 80's at the time!
A truly beautiful lady who has taught me, again yesterday, the simplicity of enjoying the gift of my life.
Life is our gift from God.
How we live that life, is our gift to God.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
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Director - Lori
After leaving my full-time job to tend to family needs, the Lord placed me here at Joseph's House, a surprise and a joy.