Tonight I finished reading Sacred Suffering cover to cover. There is so much to take in. I was left with the words of Diane.
Her story gives much glory to God and his presence in our lives, but one little sentence on page one seventy five really struck me. She says “for the moment I was okay. And maybe that’s enough.
I have been sitting here taking inventory. It dawned on me that after living in my father’s home for four years I just recently have been at peace about it. Brian and I have a little TV room/converted bedroom where we hang out. I resisted doing anything to make it my own.
My favorite chair has been in storage, I thought it was too big for the room. My sister finally went and got it. It’s one of those chair and half’s that embrace you. Its name is Chairy. I feel like I have been reunited with an old friend.
A lot of living goes on in this tiny room. Next to me is Brian’s chair and a hospital tray with everything he needs for the day. It is quite untidy; I bus it regularly and try to ignore it. Also he has books and bibles stacked up along the wall. Our oversized antique desk holds the television. Behind me is a huge wall mirror that has been with me since my bedroom where I grew up.
But best of all to my left is a wall of boy toys and a well used kids table and chairs. This assures me that the most loveable little boys on earth will be coming soon, my grandsons of course.
I have many storms brewing on the horizon but tonight I am okay, and maybe that’s enough.
Adrian’s chapter in Sacred Suffering tells of her husband, Brian’s stroke and how God has helped her through all the painful changes of losing their home and business. Be sure to check out her honest and inspiring blog, Crying and Laughing.