Thursday, August 19, 2010

When a Crisis Happens, What Do You Do?

When something bad happens in your family, what happens to the ones around you? Do they fall apart, panic, and fret over what has happened? Do they cry and wring their hands to the point that they don't know what to do next?

This week my family has been going through a crisis. My sister who is a lot older than me, had to be hospitalized because her body was racked with pain and they could not figure out what was going on. She has been taking care of my father since my mom died almost three years ago. She is his primary care giver when he needs it.

With her being down, many in my family could fall apart, however, we choose not to. It is during these times of crisis that we grow closer together as a family, and everyone pitches in to help where help is needed.

Two of those people are my children. They are still young, but old enough to know that when the going gets tough-the family gets tougher! They have pitched right in there and are helping take up some of the slack by mowing my sister and my dad's yard, just to be helpful. They don't expect anything in return. They just know that their help is needed.

I cannot tell you how proud that makes me that they want to help, that they want to pitch in and make it easier on everybody. I am just blessed with two wonderful kids who are the highlight of my day! I know there will come a time when they will make wrong choices and I will be disappointed, but for the most part, I know who they serve and they serve Jesus well. They strive to make Him happy and proud and that has a lot to do with their attitude about serving and loving their families.

Keep my sister in your prayers that they will get her diagnosis complete (they are saying Chron's disease) and that they will get her pain level to a tolerable point.


Nancy said...

So sorry that your sister is going through such a hard time, but I'm thankful that your family pulls together when the going gets rough. You have such sweet kids. And I think we have one of their hats at our house. ha!

Kela said...

I know that you believe God's Word with your whole heart. I'd like to pass this on to you. Praying for your family, Jennifer!

Much love to you!