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#255: Things Have a Way of Working Out

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Two weeks ago I posted a blog about the melancholy and the ambivalence I felt over a request by an elderly friend to stay with me while he and his wife tried to reconcile.

I was torn between loyalty to the friendship and concern that he needed more daily care than I was prepared to offer.

Today we had lunch together and his hands shook so badly he spilled the creamer trying to pour it into his coffee. He doesn't see well and is concerned about being able to continue driving. His back causes him such pain that he can't shop for himself.

Today he told me he found an apartment to rent and that, after thinking it over, realized his request would have put a huge burden on me.

I and my SparkPeople friends have been praying for a solution and if that was to care for this man then so be it, I'd do the best I could.

As with many things that are simply not aligned with the essence of the universe, having him as a roommate, at this time, was not the best thing for either of us.

And, as things often do, they worked themselves out. Good for both of us, no friendship ruined, no added stress for me, and privacy for both of us.

Thank you all who offered insights, prayers and perspectives on this problem when I first wrote about it. You helped immensely and I am grateful.
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  • SPARKLOVE
    Happy to read this! Joy
    4007 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    Lou, your heart is as big as Texas, and I know you would have done whatever was in your means to care for your friend. The Lord knows your heart, and He took care of this situation knowing what was best for you both! Praise His name!!!

    Have a great weekend, Lou! emoticon emoticon Lori
    4008 days ago
  • GIBBLES5
    Lou,

    I am glad that everything worked out for the best in that situation for both you and your friend! Everything happens for a reason...

    Kim

    4008 days ago
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    I'm so glad everything worked out and that you have peace..
    4008 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    I am so glad to hear this. Thank God for making a way! God will bless you for your heart of giving. He knows you would have opened your door if necessary. Bless you for sharing with us; you teach us such wonderful lessons!
    4008 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    God Always has a way of working things out, when we least expect it :)

    Isn't He Wonderful?


    4008 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    I am so glad it has been resolved for you, Lou. I, myself, hate being in predicaments like that!
    Gaye
    4008 days ago
  • BIGDAD1211
    All things happen for a reason and everything has a season. And it was not the season to do what he asked. But as always, God works everything out according to His will!
    God Bless you my friend
    4008 days ago
  • SJSTOMPER
    Things do work out for the best, even if they hurt sometimes.
    4008 days ago
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