Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Keeping It Real

Last week Daveda left a comment thanking me for "keeping it real" here. As I thought about those words while I was planning my blog posts for this week, I realized I NEED to keep it real.

You see - I had a great time with Brian last week when we had our "get-away". We went golfing *ack!* and I even managed to enjoy it. In the midst of lost balls and bad swings, I came up with a very cute (At least I hope it will be!) blog mini-series about the life lessons I learned through golf. Intended to get those posts written for your edification and reading pleasure this week.

But this is reality:

My grandmother is in the hospital. Plans are being made to move her to Hospice, and I want to see her as much as I can.
My husband has asked me to work on a project to help lift some weight off his shoulders. And it's going to take me a while.
I simply am not going to have the time I need to put into decent blogging this week. That's reality.

I will post This Week's WORD on Friday - because I came across a very cool thing I really want to share with you. But other than that, I'll not be blogging.
I'll miss you.
And I do hope to be back to "normal" soon.

In the mean time, I sure would appreciate your prayers.
*For my grandmother's physical comfort and peace.
*For my dad and aunt as they watch their mother die.
*For my sensitivity to the needs of my dad and aunt.
*For my spirit. My fuse gets shorter when I am under stress, and I do not want to treat anyone harshly just because my burden is heavy. I need to remember that God will give me the strength I need to do all He has called me to do!

Thank you for praying. Thank you for caring.
I'll see you back here Friday.

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13 comments:

Jessica said...

I'll def. be praying for you. My fuse gets shorter too, when I'm pressure. You guys have a lot going on.
I'll see you Friday. :-)

luvmy4sons said...

Praying you feel the presence of the Lord as you go about your week and that His comfort will touch you and your grandmother and your entire family as you live and love and serve Him together! Hugs!

Chatty Kelly Combs said...

Real life does have a way of interrupting our plans. We'll miss you, but PTL you have your priorities straight! The is more to life than blogging.

Leah said...

Despite the fact that death is part of life, it is still very hard. I will be praying for your family. I know that when my Daddy was dying, it was only the prayers of those Christians who love and care for us that got us through.

Thanks for your honesty and beautiful heart.

Leah

Mary said...

I'll be praying and anxiously awaiting your return to the blogging world! :)

Much love
Mary

km said...

Thanks for continuing to keep it real. I know too well how stress shortens a fuse. I'll be praying for you...and your family.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Will be praying for you.

LauraLee Shaw said...

I am praying right now.

Deirdre said...

hugs and prayers.

LisaShaw said...

Remaining in prayer with you for all the needs dear sister.

Love you

On Purpose said...

For you serve and live your life for a REAL God who will lift you up and make you more than able to be all He needs you to be in all these situations. Thank you for the blessing and opportunity to pray with and for you! I love you my friend!

Jerralea said...

Sorry to hear of the stress you are under! I will be praying!

Daveda said...

Karen, Glad to be used in inspiring this post LOL

My prayers are with you and your family. I can relate as I am going through the same.

My grandma has terminal cancer, spreading through her body. She is on in home hospice and living with my mom now, as she does not want to go to the facility. My mom is trying to respect her wishes as long as possible. I live in Illinois 320 miles away, and wish I were there.

You have my heart and prayers with you! Many Blessings!