Thursday, January 19, 2012

to share the times of our lives

I have spent the past year actively caring for my elderly parents, which ultimately led to me creating another blog, Shadow Pearls, a place to blog about the verisimilitudes of caring for elderly, and in my case, sick parents. I desired cherith revisited to be a blog that reveled domesticity, to record and share a kaleidoscope of my life all under an umbrella of faith and family.

Please indulge me this one post to spill over from one blog to another, especially since my domestic life will include some changes very soon. The plans are to have my mother moved here to my home by January 30, chunks of my day are delegated to making arrangements for this huge task.  Yet schooling, laundry and meal preparations are carried on too, without the neglecting of any of the girls' extracurricular activities. I have cooked chicken pastry, (my husband's favorite) and a savory beef stew along with the baking of a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Piano lessons, ballet classes, CC, Latin Club, Church, and every evening play practices have formed the core of my days along with visits with my mother. And I even went by the store and bought a black dress today.

I have peace now. A peace that has eluded me this past year and instead left me feeling like I was drowning in a weighty grief.

 I rejoice in His tender mercies and His perfect timeliness.

"I love the LORD because He has heard my voice and my supplications.
Because He has inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live."

Oh, and have I mentioned I covet your prayers?


Claire said...

Let me know how I can help. We pray for you every day.

wayside wanderer said...

You are in my prayers, Cathy. You have demonstrated what Love is so thoroughly. I pray God would continue to strengthen and encourage you, giving you great peace.
Hugs from Texas,

no spring chicken said...

Your peace left ME with a sense of peace. I'm so glad that you shared this. People will be convicted, refreshed, encouraged. I offer my prayers to the prayer list.

Blessings, Debbie

Karen said...

Praying specifically for you and your family, Cathy. I know a little of what you're dealing with daily, and my heart goes out to you. You are such a wonderful example of grace and love.

The dB family said...

I'm not sure what to say, but that you are a true virtuous woman and that yes, I will be lifting you up in my prayers.

Love and prayers!

Hill upon Hill said...

hello, I feel as though I have not been in touch for a long time.
You have my prayers.

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