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March 12, 2017

In the Right Order

It has been glorious weather in California.  After 10 years of cold weather in March I am grateful for the warmth! Yesterday my daughters, my mother and I went to lounge by a pool. I was excited to spend time with them and it was going to be so relaxing.  Because my mom has dementia we were not sure how this time was going to go. Nestled into the pool area were endless lounge chairs, umbrellas, a patio with tables and bathrooms! What else could we have asked for?  I was hopeful that all of us would have a fabulous time.

Mom went into the bathroom early on and had difficulty maneuvering her bathing suit. It got a little wet and she wanted to change. I took her some things to change into and left her alone. The sun felt so good to relax in. I honestly forgot about the time as I was basking in the sunshine. When I remembered that she was in the bathroom, nothing could have prepared me for what I saw when upon entering the bathroom!

Sometimes with dementia you have to laugh or it all becomes too overwhelming to handle. It’s those little moments of laughter that have carried me through this arduous journey with mom. There she was with her bathing suit tucked into her shorts and her depends (adult pull-ups) on top of her shorts! I tried so hard not to laugh but I got the case of the giggles looking at her. Is it bad that I wanted to take a picture? It is forever etched into my mind.

Sometimes we need the laughter to remind us that life is a series of events, heavy and light, difficult and easy, painful and delightful.

 

When we begin to put things in the right order we can experience the fullness of His joy. I love how the NASB communicates this thought.

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11

When we go to God first and sit in His presence there is joy. It is then that we begin to see His plan and align our will to His . This is what brings us His joy.  

It’s when we do things out of His order that we experience great frustration.  Is there something that is out of order in your life? Go back to the basics of sitting with Jesus and realigning your life to His.

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