Thursday

Chocolate cake...

Since mother's passing years ago, I've tried to be sensitive to the needs of others in similar situations. For the past two years, I've been helping an elderly disabled widow so that she can remain in the home she shares with her single adult son.

My friend is unable to safely shower without assistance or accomplish certain tasks, like mailing packages, getting to the beauty shop, or picking up a prescription from the drug store. She can manage other tasks, like changing her bed linens, but it takes great effort and something I can do quickly and easily.

Today I am baking a chocolate birthday cake. The cake can cool while I change her sheets and help her shower, and together we will frost and decorate it to surprise her son on his 45th birthday when he comes home from work this evening. It's such a little thing for me, but huge for my friend.

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Blogger Alanna said...

Hi ~ I'm trying to get the word out about an old Lenten tradition from Finland, it's especially good for observing Lent with children. I posted about it awhile back, the link is here, Lenten Grass.

Please forgive my commenting 'off topic'. If you find this inappropriate, please just delete the comment, I looked for but didn't find an e-mail address.

Many thanks, Alanna

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Rick Supplee said...

That is so great you are caring for this woman in such a selfless way. I am sure she feels treasured by you and that provides her relief from the pain of being alone. My wife and I did the same thing for a widow and it changed us to be more like Jesus.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Faith Imagined said...

You are an amazing and beautiful person! I hope this post motivates others to look beyond themselves and lend a helping hand to another!!! Thank you for inspiring me to do the same!!!

9:46 AM  
Blogger On Purpose said...

Patricia...just now I lifted thanks and praise to our God for your beautiful contribution to share Jesus in this world. You are His hands and feet and it looks amazing!

4:18 PM  
Blogger LisaShaw said...

Hi Patricia,

Glad I was able to pop in and visit. What a very special and humbled message. Loving on others especially elderly is such a beautiful privilege and gift. I'm sure that what you are doing for her and her adult son is pleasing to the LORD.

I pray you walk refreshed in the LORD as you continue to serve Him and His people.

Blessings.

5:02 PM  
OpenID Eden said...

May God bless you for your compassion to your friend. You are truly showing this woman the love of Christ. In Him,

Eden

Thorns and Myrtles
edenellis.wordpress.com

5:07 PM  
Blogger Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

8:58 PM  
Blogger A Diamond in the Rough said...

I stumbled upon this blog randomly. Thank you for this post, for recognizing the hugeness of small things. It is practical...it is honorable and it honors the heart of God.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Joan Davis said...

Thank you for how you are serving the Lord. I am sure that you are not only blessing your friend by your service, but her son and others who are watching as you are sharing the love Christ.

Living for Him, Joan

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Kristy, www.justopenthebook.com said...

What a great gift you're supplying her and such a great example you are to many others...true servanthood!

5:09 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

what great practical ideas! Thank you for sharing and reminding me to look for ways to help others who may not be able to do for themselves.

have a great weekend!
Melanie

~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

It's the simple things that make a difference. Thanks for sharing. Mother Theresa said that it's not what you do that counts so much as the love that's put into what you do.

2:51 PM  

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