Last Thursday morning, I was in the Surgical Waiting Room at Duke Hospital. My son had surgery on Thursday and is now at home with his dad and me. His surgeon was pleased with the way the procedure went, but my son is still in a lot of pain.
If you've ever cared for a family member in the days immediately after a major surgery, you know that it's often a one-step-forward-two-steps-back progress. We're praying that we're about to turn the corner and experience two-steps-forward-one-step-back progress.
I posted this on Instagram, mostly because I needed it:
I think we often forget this. We want to be strong for our loved ones, but we must have rest in order to be strong. So I'm trying to heed my own words:
Meanwhile, I know many of you are off to a great start this new year, and I'd love to know what you've been up to. So I'm glad to welcome you to the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty.
Here at the Grace at Home party, you can link up any post you've written that demonstrates how you're filling your space with truth, goodness, and beauty. I invite you to link posts about
- DIY projects
- homemaking tips
- soul care
Whatever you do to make your home or sphere of influence a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it. Here's what I ask of you. Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page. Please let people know that you've linked up. No more than three posts per person, please. Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo. And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!