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.