The decision to move Grandma from her apartment on the golf course in Red Wing to where a unit had just opened up in a nearby assisted living residence happened suddenly.
Grandma had really come to enjoy her independence, moving into the Golf Course apartment after Grandpa passed away. She could cook what and when she wanted (or order in), head out to go shopping or meet with friends at her own leisure, making sure to get in her daily workout at the “Curves” down the road.
It really was all of the sudden for us grandkids to notice Grandma’s short-term memory loss. And it was very clear that a move needed to happen as soon as that unit at the assisted living residence became available.
I honestly don’t know how she felt during the whole process or even what she remembers about it. Whether she trusted her family or not, the decision to move was made for her out of love, outside of her control, and for the sake of her well-being. Grandma loves her new home, by the way.
I wonder if Abram’s experience was similar to my grandma’s. “A deep and terrifying darkness descended,” and, when he woke up, God showed him a new home. God made good on a promise without giving Abram much time to think about it, revealing a love that exists beyond Abram’s ability to trust or comprehend.
Let’s pray:When we are not able to understand where you are leading us, God, help us to relax and rest in the constant love that already surrounds us through our friends and family. Amen.