Don’t Forget about Grandma and Grandpa in the rush of the holiday season!
This last weekend was a whirl wind of activity. We had 2 girls in a Basketball tournament (which means 8 games!) AND my son came down with a fever of 103 degrees.
In the busyness of life, I confess, we signed up for this Turkey Day Basketball Tournament WITHOUT considering how it would affect our elderly parents. Although we had no plans at the time of sign up to have our parents over, it hurt them deeply not to consider their .
My Mother in Law is now 86. She is becoming quite forgetful and lonely since her husband of more than 60 years passed away last year. She also lives quite far away. So when she comes to visit she usually spends a night or two.
Well this Thanksgiving we were just not available to have her over. She is too fragile to drag around to Basketball tournaments and all of the busyness that comes with that.
What were we thinking? Uh duh…we weren’t!
It appeared that Basketball was more important than Grandma! Of course this was not the case..or was it? I have that nagging feeling (the Holy Spirit of course) that if we had just stopped long enough to pray about this decision, we would have immediately known that people and there hearts are more important than non eternal things…like basketball…and we probably would have chosen to bow out of this tournament..no matter the lamenting from other players and parents and coaches
Now Thanksgiving is over and Grandma was not honored in our decision. So what will we do about it? Ask her forgiveness, not make the same mistake again AND beg her to come stay with us for Christmas!
If you do not have a Grandma or Grandpa you can minister to during the holiday season, look around your Church, Nursing home, local Senior Center or even your local Shelters.
People are more important than busyness!