Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed (Isaiah 66:5).
When I was a young girl at home, many told me that my mother had written poetry when she was younger, but I never saw much of it. After her marriage to my father, her life was filled with four children and a farm. Farm life was never easy for any of us.
Move from that thought to the present, where our son-in-law constantly researches his family tree and our daughter’s too. Recently he unearthed a poem my mother had written as an obituary for her mother’s sister’s husband, who died in a train accident in Lubbock, TX. Finding this poem online was truly amazing.
Death is inevitable, but do we have a right to hasten it? As children, should we abandon our parents and grandparents who have given so much to our care and training? Have we forgotten how weak and helpless we were at first? How many years did our parents suffer through our growth to adulthood?
The English word “proclivity” meaning “tendency” or “inclination,” is one that seems to get singled out for bad usage. If I worry a lot, I have a proclivity toward worry or depression.
What if I am over 80, have even mild dementia, and limited physical abilities, should I worry what may happen to me in today’s world? What will my children be tempted to do to “let me go” on to my reward? Will they be tempted to hasten that departure?
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A reminder of how much your Mother loves you.
A son wants to bring his Mother into the forest and leave her there to fend for herself because her Mother is terminally ill and he is too tired to take care of her.
Leading her through the thick of the forest, he noticed that his Mother breaks every branch that they passed by.
Curious, he ask his Mother why is she breaking the branches?
The Mother answered her son loving: “Son, I break the branches as a guide for you to follow so that you won’t get lost on the way out.”Translated from Filipino story: Isang paalala kung gaano kayo kamahal ng inyong ina.. May isang anak na gustong iligaw ang kanyang INA sa gubat dahil sa sakit nitong wala nang lunas at pagod na rin siyang mag-alaga dito, Ipinasan niya ang…
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Geese flying in a V-formation have always been a welcome sign of spring as well as a sign that heralds the coming of winter. Not only is this a marvelous sight, but there are some remarkable lessons that we can learn from the flight of the geese because all that they do has significance.