Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I wish I could write every day. I don't though.

It just seems like life gets in the way- work cooking, eating, sleeping, laundry, watching TV, dealing with my brother's situation (yesterday's blog) and much more.

I know it's all an excuse. I just do not always have the energy to share. I feel sucked dry right now.

Today I wait for a call from the Hospice nurse after she has done her evaluation of my brother. He is now moved and planted in the Care Home. I pray that that is what it will be - a place that will care for him.

Now we have to clean out his apartment, close his accounts and erase all memories of the life he had for over 20 years in that place. I find it incredibly sad. It is so hard to do from 2000 miles away.

I wish he were a Christian. It would make the whole process so much easier. He would have hope and heaven to look forward to.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

I plan to go visit in the next few weeks. Not sure when.


  1. You just never know what the care home will bring to his life. He may end up with a roomie or a friend that brings life to him...eternal life.

  2. Oh Susan,I am so sorry you are enduring this pain. And I don't blame you for not having the energy to write -- life is hard sometimes...you have to give yourself a break. Read. Watch mindless TV in the evening. Do something peaceful and relaxing, rather than taxing.

    Is your brother an absolute non-believer? Even if he is, I personally don't believe all hope is lost for him for eternal salvation. I know that conflicts with much of what the Bible says, but yet, God is love. And I don't think a God of love would reject a son simply because he struggles with belief. But maybe that's me -- I am biased, you know!

    Have hope. I will pray for you, your brother and your family.

  3. Oh, my. I am praying for you and for your brother. I am praying that the NEED for the Savior permeates every cell of his body. And I am praying that our Lord, our gracious Lord moves in the most mighty of ways.

    I am so sorry that you are in this season of life. As far as writing, what you wrote today was what I read -- it's true and real. Not fluff. Too often blogging focuses on this ideal life, when in reality, there are hard things. What glory we bring to the Father when we are real and then when we pray and support each other.

    Praying for you.

    And I'll be back. No matter when and what you write!


  4. I second Simone's comment. I'm praying that it's true.

    And this...our paths have not been crossing well - I've missed something. I had no idea that all of this was going on.