Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fear Leads to Frustration

This peaceful scene from yesterday's lunch
truly depicts how I feel... 
Friends have asked me how my mom is doing, 
and how I am doing dealing with her.

In reflection
I used to respond to repeated questions with frustration,
and the real source of that frustration was FEAR.
Fear of the unknown, of the future,
of the responsibility.

So what changed?
I still don't know what the future holds
and the responsibility will only increase.

We do, however, have legal and financial experts in place,
and have taken steps to simplify what we can.

And God has graciously increased my patience and compassion,
which has led to my sense of peace
and enjoyment of times with Mom.