A Mother’s Love

Today, my mom sat with Elaine. My mom faithfully takes an afternoon volunteer shift to sit with Elaine regularly.

You might not think that so unusual unless you realize our mother to be over eighty years old. Mother, without fail, sits with and brings food to her disabled daughter right on schedule.  In addition to visiting, Mother often helps Elaine complete her homework for a weekly Bible study held at my sister’s home. Although Mother lives across town from her daughter, a faithful driver takes time out of her busy day to assure Mother arrives at Elaine’s home safely.

Labors as these exemplify a special heart of love. Mom’s faithfulness to sit with her daughter along with Peggy’s kindness in transporting her there speak volumes. Peggy also provides care for her elderly mother, works two jobs, yet finds the time to help Mom make the trip to sit with Elaine. Without people as these, Elaine and Don’s journey of hardship would be so much more difficult.

I am grateful for the many people who go the extra mile to bring Elaine encouragement with their ministry of presence. I am reminded by their acts of sacrifice just how much God loves Elaine along with those He sends to serve her.

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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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