I spent last weekend with my parents. I am still blessed to have both of my parents fairly healthy!! My dad has had some issues, but he is well cared for by my mom and is so happy and content!! They are a huge blessing to me. We were busy and had a great time together.
My parents live on some land that they bought out of my grandparents’ estate. Their house sits on land that butts up with a farm that my grandfather owned. I have great memories of going to this farm as a little girl to fish with my grandad. After R passed away, I came several times that summer- especially when C had to be out of town. It was during those visits that I started running through the farm up to the top of a hill which is the highest point on the property. It seems like one can see forever up there, and I love being there! For the past 5 years, I’ve run up to the top of that hill, sat for a while, and prayed so hard for so many things. I mostly prayed for C and M. I did not know what our future held, but I knew I could pray to the one who holds that future.
This past Thanksgiving, C and M ran with me up to the top of that hill. They run much faster than me, and it made my day to see those two ahead of me laughing and being silly the whole way while I ran with all my might to keep up with them! We got to the top and M used her camera timer on her phone to take some fun pictures. It was while we were standing up there that it hit me– “Did they have any idea that I had prayed for them up here?” I know they know that I pray for them, but suddenly I had this great desire to make sure that they knew and saw the physical spot where so many prayers had been said for them. So I, through a few tears, got it out. As much as they both hate to see/ hear me cry, they stood there and smiled and acknowledge the moment for me. It was an important moment for me- and then it was over.
Over until this weekend. While I was up there I wondered if it would have made a difference to them growing up if I had made a point to tell them specific ways, places, ideas that I had prayed for them like I did during our Thanksgiving run. I have always told them I would pray for something specific, but I don’t know that I really followed through that much and made sure they knew the specifics that I actually did. Maybe it doesn’t matter, but maybe it could have. Maybe if nothing else, it would have made a difference for me.
|Playing around with the timer on my camera!! I’m by myself so much this will be the |
only way I can get pics of me for the blog!!
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