Monday, 25 February 2008

Sunday Blessings, Revival Meetings.

Friends I am no hero. I am a cracked egg. To pick up from my last day.I was unable to take Aunt Sybil to see the Chief Medical Officer as I could not get anyone to drive us. And the banks are on strike for 2 days.
My house-help is on sick leave since Saturday. I can cope with that, but Mom and Aunt Sybil can 't and things get complicated because of that. My Mom is hyper-vigilant towards Aunt S and nervous too and when I try to reassure her she gets very touchy and depressed.So its hard.I can cope with life, but just handling the mental states of the elderly is the hardest.
I did not go to church on Sunday, sent Mom. I stayed with Aunt S and gave her a bath. Cooked and cleaned while I listened to joyful worship songs sent by my friend Jackie of Mother 's Pride.
Thank you Jackie. You are a wonderful Mum and have a generous and tender heart. God bless you. I really enjoy the music, it makes me forget my blues and get up and dance.Jackie also sent me prayer books and cards which I treasure.

On Sunday evening I want to the Bible College for a revival meeting and will be going all through the week. There was great worship music and a message from a visitor from N. America. The Bible college sends its bus to pick me up, so praise God I don 't have to worry about the transport.

My helper, who is sick right now will be going on leave for 2 months. Cataract operation and a visit with her daughter. I can cope with that but Mom and Aunt S can 't. Anyway I got a replacement. She is charging much more and doing less work, but I have to accept it.She will not be taking care of Aunt S. I can do that . Its just that Auntie is emotionally dependant on the maid.And I am trying to prepare her for her absence.I am more worried about my mother. She has a very nervous temperament and feels very insecure even when everything is fine.Many times when I about to go out she warns me of gloomy things which might happen to me

Talk about encouragement!

Anyway trust in the Lord and Soldier On is my motto.Though it gets tarnished from time to time, and although I don 't have anything in common with Ophelia (right)

I feel I am floating in water. Since Saturday I took some sedatives which the doctor had prescribed for my BP problem. I was not taking them. But I thought it was time to take them. I feel better.

I 'll be OK, the highlight of this week are the Revival meetings and just getting out and seeing new faces.Glory Hallelujah!

My blogging and visiting will be slower friends.I love you all.

Some friends told me they are having trouble opening the comments window. I too am having trouble. it takes a while and sometimes duplicate comments are posted. I encounter hitches while editing and posting pictures. Maybe its the blogger snag.

The power source of my computer is faulty so I 've given it for repair.Another hole in my pocket.Wanted to buy a MP3 around $ 30 but will have to cancel that. Man shall not live by MP3s alone.

Last Friday we had a prayer meeting in our home. A young fellow spoke about keeping a fast unto the Lord. He was good. We prayed for each other and I served tea with sugar biscuits and Indian salty snacks.

Pray for us. The Lord has all of us in His Hands.

13 Fertilize my soul:

Aura said...

I´m sorry to hear about your predicaments Amrita..
I hope and pray that all goes well in your life soon..
Its really difficult to take care of our oldies,we need a lot of patience,understanding and perseverance..
Take care and God Bless!!

Jeanette said...

I'm remembering to pray for you, Amrita. It seems that many things are going awry all at the same time.

Regarding opening the comments window, it has never given me any problem at all.

Your little cartoon from the 21st reminds me of a little rhyme my father used to tell us:

They told me, "Cheer up! Things could be worse!"
So I cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse!"

You don't feel like a hero, but your faithful care for others makes you a hero just the same. God bless you, Amrita, and bring calmness to your mother and Aunt S.

Reighnie said...

Caregiving is such a hard job and it never ends.

I'm sorry to hear things are overwhelming right now. They will get better.

Rebecca said...

It seems like these revivl meetings have arrived in your neighbourhood at just the right time as far as your world is concerned. I hope you find in them the strength you need for the months ahead....caring for thers is hard work...the one concern I have is that you DO take the medication prescribed for you through this extra stressfull time. I could quote all sorts of scriptures and things for you but I am not sure that is always the best policy. What is good is that you find your own "bread" (promise) and hold onto it......tomorrow will come, with still and restful waters....Cheers!

Carol-Ann Allen said...

Oh dear, I feel like a bit of a rascal -- fact is, although this was a very serious post, I found such comic relief in the last little anecdote (young fellow spoke about keeping a fast and you served tea with sugar biscuits and Indian salty snacks) that I completely forgot the other things until I read your comment section!

YES! Way to go, Rebecca! Take yer meds, Amrita! Pleeze take yer little meds!

Re your comment section -- when I use Firefox I can not expand your comment window. So if I want to follow a commenter to their page, their page opens in a tiny window too and the only way to see it properly is to copy the url into a new window. However, I noticed recently this is not a problem when I am browsing through Internet Explorer. I've also noticed this problem is NOT unique to your blog but I would have to resurrect Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to uncover further clues and interpret the evidence!

If you wish, you can go to your Blogger "Settings" from the Dashboard and then to "Comments" and then beside the question, "Show Comments in a popup window", select "No". But that will open your comments in a big window and you may not like that either! I guess that's why they call these things "preferences" -- it is all about what you prefer! Nice if everything else in life were that way! :)

Donetta said...

Hello Dear Lady. Well the fire is hot under your toes. It is a painful trying season to be sure. How helpful to have the revival now and a safe place to go and rest your soul.
As perhaps in your congregation for a help. Perhaps someone can come and visit and you can go walk in the garden or go away from the home a few hours. Even if it is just a few moments. Time alone.
I saw that I had to remember why I was doing what I was doing and when it is by choice it is a lifter of the heart. It may not seam a choice to care for those you do. Each day however you are doing what you know is right you are making choices. Ask for help.

Natalie said...

thank goodness for the revival meetings!

what a good caregiveer you are.

i like when you said that you are a cracked egg. lol

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
We all go through temporary problems but there's nothing to worry about since we are all under the care and protection of our great Father in heaven. We just have to trust in His unfailing love to see us through all our trials in life. I will be praying for all of you. God bless you and your family always.

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Brandy said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my page and praying for Erin! I recieved a comment about the little girl and the lady said that her parents were in her sisters sunday school class. She gave me a web site that you can go to and it updated every day. Erin does seem to be doing better, but she still has a long way to go, so we still need to keep her in our prayers! Here is the website and I will also post it on my blog!
Oh and about the cursor, there should be a link on the sidebar on my page, if it doesn't work, let me know and i will find the site, its been a while!
Bless you!

Amrita said...

Thank you so much for your prasyers and encoursgement. Gid has been good to me.

Yes Donetta I share with my pastor and his wife and with another lady friend and of course my sister and BIL .

Burdens are lifted at Calvary. When we see what Jesus endured for us on the cross we get strength to lift up our cross and follow Him.

Mrs. Mac said...

I pray that your situation is manageable and that God gives you much patience to handle what is on your plate in life. Now about your blog problems ... someone once commented to me (when I had a different template that was more ornate) that it took forever for him to open anything ... but as soon as I switched to a more generic format, the problem was fixed. Just a thought. Hugs

Poetryman said...

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