Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The Week That Was

Mom and Prem

Dear friends I 'll be back to blogging slowly.My computer power supply is giving me trouble and the electricity is the real mischief maker.Sometimes I am tired of fighting probs.

Prem 's visit was short, busy-hectic, blessed and wonderful.We did -

1. A lot of catching up on family news
2. Business work.
3.Tied loose ends.
4. Visited people and had visitors over.
5 Shopping.
6.And just relaxed in the house
7. Had lots of special food and lots of sweets.
8 All the while staying touch with Prem 's family...lots of phone calls.
Most days I got up at 4 am and went to bed at midnight.
Cooking
Cleaning
Doing laundry
Attending to Aunt Sybil whose dementia is increasing day by day.
All this besides everything else in temperatures touching 110.Poor Prem took showers all day.

The gifts Prem and Anju bought me are a real blessing from the lord.They have their own financial constraints (mortgages and loans and son in college), but reached out to us with such loving generosity.

My greatest luxury was going out in the car. I cannot tell you how easy that made my life.We even took Sheeba out twice for rides and she enjoyed it immensely.She used to ride with Dad.

I was able to pay a return visit to the Paulsons after 5 years, can you imagine? They have been visiting us regularly,but I was unable to go as they live very far off.I am unable to drive due to my physical limitations and its a luxury to have someone drive for me.

This week Pastor 's father and brother are visiting. They had been estranged for 19 years when S became a Christian (they are Hindu priests.).They threw him out of the house with just his clothes on, sometimes he had to stifle his hunger by eating leaves.
On Sunday Shailendra 's Dad attended church. He was so happy, he wept and said ;for 19 years I have prayed that my father would be present when I was preaching and the Lord has done it.

Prem laid hands on the sick and prayed for healing. He also cried.No eye was dry.

In the evening we visited many old and sick people including Aunt Premlata and the Paulsons who gave us a surprise dinner of Kerala tamarind fish curry with appams which are rice and coconut pancakes.It was so good. She even packed some for mama.
I made Prem 's favourite curries etc and vegetables they don 't get in Canada. It was a joy for me to cook as Mom and Aunty hardly eat anything.
God was so good to us.

12 Fertilize my soul:

Renae said...

God is so, so good. I am rejoicing with you over the sweet visit you had. What a blessing!

Mark's father was an atheist, and was embarrassed and ashamed when Mark went into the ministry. But then, about ten years ago, his dad was saved! He came to our church, and Mark got to baptize his own father. So, I can really relate to your pastor's joy over having his father in the service. Praise the Lord!

--r

Shelley said...

Hi Amrita, glad you had such a wonderful visit with Prem. Glad you got to go for the car ride and visitation,and it's wonderful that you were blessed with the new fridge and microwave.
God bless you Amrita and your dear mom and auntie.

Blessings,Shelley

Sita Henderson said...

Amrita, just take time to recuperate..I know how 'draining' visits can be as much as they are wonderful...May His Presence fall on you like a refreshing dew...
Love, Sita

Kate said...

It all sounds fun! Would you like to visit Prem in Canada one of these days?

Louise said...

I'm very glad you had a good visit with family Amrita.

Kimmie said...

Hi Amrita;

I do wish you could pop over to my house- what a wonderful time we would have! I'd love for you to teach me to make curries and let me glean all your customs from you!

Glad you had a good visit with Prem. Those are very long days you had...you must be bone tired, sweet girlfriend.

I am praying for you! Supernatural healing, be blessed sweet one.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

JO said...

sounds like a wonderful visit you had - making wonderful memories along the way :)

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, I am so glad you were able to get out and about

Amrita said...

Its really good to have new fridge. Its cooling really well.Today i will try a yam (arvi) recepie in my micro.

The power plays truant, that 's a problem. yesterday we were without power for 5 hours in the heat.

Amrita said...

Hi Kimmie, i wish i could come over to your place for a real visit. I would love chatting with you and your lovely family.And cook a nice not-very-spicy Indian meal for you all and learn how to make bread and pies from you.

Julia Dutta said...

You know Amrita,
You are just a blessed and a happy human being with Gods abundance flowing through you :))) I have been reading all the posts, the struggles of days without water and the endeavour to change the situation with boring a well. I have read and seen the village text and pictures....God, how I love rural India! But when I came to this one, I knew, I was reading the writings of a very special person - its not easy to be a care giver to two ladies well into their senior years and still remain grateful to the Lord.

Pssssst! Some days must be bad too, yea?
:)))Julia

Julia Dutta said...

You know Amrita,
You are just a blessed and a happy human being with Gods abundance flowing through you :))) I have been reading all the posts, the struggles of days without water and the endeavour to change the situation with boring a well. I have read and seen the village text and pictures....God, how I love rural India! But when I came to this one, I knew, I was reading the writings of a very special person - its not easy to be a care giver to two ladies well into their senior years and still remain grateful to the Lord.

Pssssst! Some days must be bad too, yea?
:)))Julia