5 a.m. at the hospital
The technician has just come in to do a routine blood pressure check on Grandma and take her temperature. We were both awake when she came in.
Grandma and I have been chatting for the last hour or so. It turns out that we have something unexpected in common. Our family never tells us anything. Somehow it makes me feel better that they forget to let her know things as often as they forget to tell me. (Mom, are you reading this?)
Anyway, since Mom K. asked what Grandma’s favorite bible verse was, I asked her. John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled…”
She also mentioned Proverb 3:5-6 and told me a story I’d never heard. I’ll see if I can remember it.
Shortly after my Aunt Gen and Uncle Marvin got married, Aunt Gen had a thyroid problem and they had to operate. They were worried that they would have to take her voice box. Grandma remembers the doctor saying that he prayed during the whole operation that he wouldn’t have to do that. As Grandma was coming home, one of her neighbors told her to read Proverbs 3: 5-6 and that ever since then she’s taken it as her own verse.
She also starts every morning with “This is the day that the Lord hath made,” from Psalms. To paraphrase, she says that it reminds her that we need all the seasons.
I’m supposed to tell Mom that we had church this morning.
It looks like Grandma has dropped off to sleep again, so I’m going to try for a little more shut eye myself.