When I started Lent on Valentine's Day, my intention was to do something kind for someone each day. I was doing pretty good at this until I had my MISHAP. Then I found myself on the receiving end of kind acts. Believe me I was grateful for each and every one of them. It gave me a new appreciation for how much we need our friends and family at times.
I have always been a giver. I enjoy giving gifts, writing cards and being an encourager. So I am going to be transparent here and tell you that it has been hard for me to receive. I think God is teaching me a lot in this time of being on the injured list. I am learning to ask for help...this is another area where I have a hard time. When I first broke my wrist, I had to ask Marvin to fasten my bra for me in the morning. ( TMI???lol). I have had to ask friends to drive me places. And they have been glad to help me out. I have needed extra help with the grands. Amelia has been so good to help me by picking them up at school as I cannot manage the car line right now.
So this Lent has touched my heart in a new way. It has given me empathy for others who are going through trials. While I cannot do a lot to help them right now, I pray for their situation. It has taught me that there are times to just say, Thank You. God blesses those who are helpers. In the Bible we are told that if we give a cold drink to someone we have done it for Christ. I am here to tell you that Christ is well pleased with my helpers. They have shown the love of Christ to me in many ways this last month.
I should be getting my splint off the Wednesday of Holy Week. I sure look forward to that day. And I am looking forward to Easter and celebrating the Resurrection, remembering my greatest gift of salvation. So while this was a different Lent, it is one I will never forget.