Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mercy! Mercy...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that my friend V brought to me several banana bread loaves; some with chocolate chips, some with apple, and some with raisin.  Again, I thank you V!

When I found out earlier this week that my nurse was going to discharge me from care, I decided that even if the doctor hadn't cleared me to drive, I would drive.  After all, even though I am not fully healed, like the nurse told me, it seems I am healed well enough to no longer need nursing care.  So, I elected to drive, this weekend.

Usually by now, I've got all my Christmas cards written, gifts wrapped and mostly delivered to friends and clients, by now.  This year, I wondered if I would be able to even be able to do this.  Consequently, I hadn't worked diligently at completing my normal plan.

Please understand, it's not that I didn't want to make my rounds this year, as I normally do.  It was more a case that if I wasn't able to drive, how would I do this?

I am truly grateful for the help my daughter B and her friend S, have been to me.  But, the only times I was guaranteed help, was when I had a medical appointment scheduled. 

Once again, I thank them and God for providing for me. 

But, who would I have gotten to drive me around not just my city, but also out into the county areas?  I felt it would have been too much to ask of anyone to do this.

Especially, since I wasn't able to easily get in and out of any vehicle.  What would I have done?  Asked them to hop in and out, ringing doorbells of homes that are owned by people they don't even know?

I didn't think so.  After all, it would have taken up mega hours of driving, and delivering.  Where would they have found that time?

B has her hands full.  She has her own family.  And, her own responsibilities.

So, if you're wondering why I pushed myself to begin this Christmas gift delivery campaign this year, that's why.  I truly felt that if I couldn't do it for myself, it just wouldn't get done.

Now you know why I was thankful that my friend V did what she did on such short notice.  And, I'm thankful that B had helped me pick up other gift items, recently.

It may be my loving heart that likes to do this not just for work, but for friends as well.  But, it's B, V and God's loving hearts that made it possible for me, this year.  Again, I must say how thankful I am! 

And, I thank God for His mercy.  He showed me great mercy, by changing my health situation, just enough to allow me to do what I knew in my heart I wanted to do.

This reminded me of Psalm 31:7, " I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;"

Yes, the Lord knew my situation. 

He knew my heart's desire, and sadness about the thought of not being able to celebrate with Christmas spirit, the way I like to.  And, He made a way, where there didn't seem to be one.  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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