Jerry update. Hospice has been called in. This time it's for real. In the meantime, I wanted to share my cry out to the Lord in 2007. I found it today when rummaging through my "stuff". God was faithful to answer these requests of mine.
My Prayer 2007
Lord, I pray…
-that I never underestimate what is behind those eyes.
-that each time he says a comment, it's like i've heard it for the first time.
-that I'm "here" when he has a lucid moment.
-that I never forget who he was.
-that I love the person he is.
-that I learn to accept the changes with dignity and grace.
-that I never neglect to give him the respect that he deserves.
-that I foresee events that may put him in harms way.
-that I protect and honor who he is…a beloved creation of God.
-that I love him as God loves him.
-that I care for him as God cares.
-that I treasure the laughter
-that I lower expectations and delight in the surprise
-that I am happy in his happiness
-that I not resent his slowing down.
-that I learn to communicate in silence.
-that I treasure the now.
-that I not resent the future but that I treasure the moment.
-that I give myself permission to cry
-that I remain faithfully by his side until his last breathe.
-that I rest in my redeemer.
-that I remember to PRAISE and give thanks.