I can’t drive
My ability to walk is severely hampered
As a result I’m spending an astounding amount of time in bed
Waiting for my foot to heal and for my life to resume back to normal
There are many things I can’t do right now
But I can write
And I can pray
So I take out the prayer journals I began for my future daughters-in-law
And place them on the bed
Along with my bag of colorful markers
My Bible opened to the book of Philippians
I take a verse or two each day
And yes, some days I am remiss
But I begin to pray for these women
Jotting down things that the Lord brings to my heart
Because I can
I mean prayed for them before I even knew they existed
And now here they are
One day I’m praying that my son’s future wife is protected from volcanic eruptions in her country
And then I’m asking the Lord to keep the other safe in the frozen tundra of a big city – WOW!
Both face many adventures being members of this family
And brides to awesome, yet imperfect men
And I love them truly
So while I have time
(O Father, may I always find moments and desire)
Even when I’m back on my feet
To spend productively in prayer
Special thanks to Pray4Lilly and StilettoMom for their encouraging words and inspiration to write a post about what I can do!
I love how you journal. I just don’t seem to be able to do it the way you do. 🙂
Thank you Lisa! I feel a creative release when I’m writing in these journals. I just need to not be overly critical if they don’t look exactly as I was hoping! It’s the words and the intention behind these that counts!
I love seeing all your family TOGETHER… Soooo happy! We sure did miss our Army man and his wife as he spent his first Christmas away. Every time we get them becomes more and more precious.
Yes, I can appreciate this. Next year we will probably not have two of our three olive shoots with us as they enjoy Christmas with their new wives. Let’s commiserate together!