Monday, November 8, 2010
Missing my home group
Our numbers at the home group have dwindled somewhat, but that is what has become so appealing to me. It is a small group where I feel very much like I can share about what is on my mind. I am glad to see these people and believe that they are glad to see me. It's a comfort to know that they are there. And the drive is wonderful, going over country roads and seeing the Lowcountry marshes sets my mind at ease and my heart singing. It is just like coming home.
Sadly, one of the members who accepted the GR position has been going through a very tough time lately. Her father is critically ill and is not expected to recover. She has basically shut herself off from the fellowship and from those who would like to help her. She is angry and feels very much alone. I am sorry that she feels this way. I know that we have made offers to help her in whatever way we can. I dropped off a casserole for her two weeks ago as she was wanting people to bring over food. I haven't heard from her since.
I know that I could keep calling her but that seems a lot like badgering her. I know that if she needs something, she has my phone number along with the numbers of every one else in the group. Seeing someone fade away before your eyes has to be an extremely difficult thing. I feel for her and hope that God gives her the strength to get through the whole ordeal. And hopefully, she will realize that she isn't really alone.
I know that should I have a crisis in my life, there are many people that I can call. They would be there for me to help out. I also realize that no one can solve these crises that occur in life for me. I have to work through them and walk through them. God will give me strength to get through somehow. Just as I hope that she will get some strength from the God of her understanding.