#1,998 Love Me Some Jesus.

Today was very hard. The hours were long, I finally got to spend an hour visiting with Mammaw (after a week without a chance to come by), and 2 hours later my mama called to tell me that she’d had a stroke and was at the hospital. I couldn’t process that. It didn’t make sense, because just minutes ago—my grandmother was laughing and vibrant, reading the newspaper in her recliner. She’s likely had another serious stroke, and for the first time since 2008, it’s hard for her to speak again. Me, Ben, Clark, Jim, Mal and Lucy rushed to the hospital and spent the night holding her hands as she wailed in despair and confusion. Her body is failing her, and that’s so hard to watch. We love her so very much and would appreciate a prayer for our family if you think of it. I know this is hard for daddy and Uncle Danny, most of all.

One thing that made me smile today? This print from Old Try I bought for the project we’ve been working on:

Because even in the middle of a storm, focusing on Him makes it all seem bearable. And necessary. And eventually, for our own good.


Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Daily Journal

10 thoughts on “#1,998 Love Me Some Jesus.

  1. Oh, Erin. I am so sorry and I will be mightily praying for her. My grandmother also had a major stroke back in January and reading over your entry took me right back to those days of holding her hand in the hospital. It is so very hard to watch those we love ail in health and even more so when they are aware of all they are losing. Hang in there. I am praying for you too!! This verse always gives me hope: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” —Matthew. 11:28–30

  2. Prayers have been sent yall's way. I totally understand the struggles of having a loved one seem good at one point during the day and total opposite that night. It is scary. And I too have this print from The Old Try. It hangs over the table where we keep our keys and is the first thing you see when you open the door.Guess it serves as a daily affrimation as to one of the things that is most important in life.

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