My great Aunt Thelda is in serious condition at a hospital in Arkansas after suffering a major stroke and a broken hip. Her children are in the terrible place of having to make some very hard decisions about her medical care. Please pray that they will have wisdom to make the right choices.
Aunt Thelda is my grandma's sister, and especially since my grandma died about 8 years ago, Aunt Thelda has been like a grandmother to me. Actually, she's been like a grandmother to me since long before my grandma died. She and my grandma were both widowed at middle age and were inseparable for decades. Nearly all of my fantastic memories of time spent with my grandma include Aunt Thelda as well.
I am completely torn up about this news of Aunt Thelda's failing health. Even though she is 85 and I knew this day was coming soon, it has hit me hard. I feel bombarded by reasons why I should be in Arkansas and not here in Idaho, and this is the straw to break the camel's back. But I am constantly reminding myself that God has Lucas and me in Idaho for a very specific purpose right now, even though it is not where I want to be.
Please pray for Aunt Thelda and all of her family, immediate and extended. There are so many people who love this lady, and there are many hurting hearts right now as a result.