Treasures

While visiting Elaine yesterday, we toured her home with my carefully navigating her power chair through various entries.  For the past few years, she has mainly confined herself to living in the great room of her home. 

Moving from room to room, Elaine closely looked at areas of her home not viewed by her in a long time. At times periods of silence prevailed as she looked at her interior world from a completely different vantage point. 

After entering the bedroom she and her husband once shared, she sadly told me that some of her precious jewelry had mysteriously disappeared from its appointed place. Had not enough been taken from Elaine without some callous intruder, perhaps, stealing from her? Of course no proof existed other than the jewelry had been placed there but now long gone.

In light of all my sister’s life losses, the missing jewelry angered me. When one has lost mobility, taking one’s precious possessions is especially abominable. “Things” do not bring us peace, yet special symbols of the past conjure up smiles and happy stories.

For those helping the disabled, remember to immediately and safely put away precious items that are subject to unjust seizure. More importantly, focus upon eternal heart treasures where neither moth nor rust consume or thieves bring in and steal.  Shalom!

 

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About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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