Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy 73rd Birthday!

Wednesday I spent the day with my friend celebrating her 73rd birthday.  For some reason I have always been drawn to older people.  God has put a special place in my heart for them and honestly it seems I get along better with older, more mature people than I do most people my own age.

When I became a widow I was surrounded even more with older ladies.  In the widows Bible study group, that I started attending a few months ago, I am the youngest in the group but that doesn't bother me.  I am able to share my struggles of widowhood (singleness) and they understand and can share their wisdom with me.

Since March, when I started having seizures, I have really been struggling to figure out what God wants me to do with my life. 

When I was a little girl all I ever wanted to be was a wife and mother.  God blessed me with Mike in 2002 and I had the privilege of being his wife for 8 years and then God called Mike home in August 2010.

By 2012 I finally figured out that I wanted to do missions trips to share God's love with other widows and I joined up with Good Goers and went on 2 different missions trips to New Mexico.  It was wonderful to be able to be the hands and feet of Jesus and help spread His love by painting, cleaning and loving these widows.

Then on March 7, 2014, when I had my grand mal seizure, things changed again for me.  Since then I have been trying to figure out what I should do now since I am limited with my traveling at least until the doctors figure out what is going on with me.  That is still an ongoing process and honestly I don't have any idea when my seizures will get under control.

So I started searching again to see what God wanted me to do with my life to bring him honor and glory.  I realized that just picking up the phone and calling a widow is a blessing to them.  I also realized that even when widows are surrounded by family, they are still lonely and planning a "date night" or get together with them can be a huge blessing.

Since God has me in this season of being a widow, I pray I learn how I can best reach out to other widows and bless them.


Linda said...

Maybe that 's why you like me! I'm OLD!!! LOL! I sure do like you! Tell Paul and Kathy his folks are here for the weekend, along with grandma Pearl. She is a sweetie!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) said...

You're not're family "Aunt Linda". ;-)