I got a card in the mail today. It was addressed to me, Mrs. Nina Petty. I don’t get much mail addressed directly to me here at Mama’s house, and folks don’t really send cards very often anymore!
My card was from my Tater! It was so sweet, reminding me that my days are in God’s hands, and He has everything in control! She also comforted me by reminding me that she and Will pray for me daily. What a tremendous blessing to know that your children pray for you!
Mama is not doing well lately. She has had some symptoms that seem to come and go, her feet are swelling quite a bit, and she is very weak, especially in the evenings. We have an appointment with her doctor tomorrow. I so hope there is some clear diagnosis, and not just “the same getting worse”. Mama is really having issues with fears and tears, sometimes anger. She asks for her mama and daddy often, almost nightly. She seems to know they are both deceased, but wants her Mama badly. It makes me want to cry sometimes.
Tonight I talked with her about Jesus’ care for her, and that even when she can’t remember things, He never forgets about her. I asked her if she wanted me to pray with her. Jeanne had told me that she often prays with Mama when she is staying here overnight, and Mama was really glad for me to pray with her, too. So far, it seems to have truly calmed her.
Daddy also has a doctor’s appointment tomorrow. His X-rays show he still has pneumonia in one of his lungs. Last week he finished all his antibiotics, so rather than give him another antibiotic prescription, she gave him an additional inhaler to aid in clearing his lungs. He does seem to be coughing more productive, but we are still concerned. The day promises to be a long one, but hopefully we will get some answers.
I had better get off. The appointments are rather early, especially considering we have to get both Mama and Daddy ready to go. Jeanne gets to go with me, though – that’s cause for celebration! We don’t ever get to do things together, so even an outing to the doctor’s office with the folks will be fun!
God bless your day!