A Caregiver’s Walk

Our family has been the poster child of the sandwich generation. But that sandwich has lost some bread. My Father, Ramon L. Wert, retired from The Salvation Army, was ‘Promoted to Glory,’ on November 10, 2007.

My daughter is currently attending Florida State University and was recently accepted into graduate school. Micah is still home, although a freshman at St. Petersburg College.

Last night he had friends over for dinner and a Bible study. Sounds like a great show, although I doubt it would be popular. Tom and I crowded into Mom’s room and ate our spaghetti and salad. We chatted with her and then retired to our bedroom.

Listening to college-aged kids intent on purity, intent on following after God, intent on accountability was a joy. But it wasn’t always like that, and probably won’t always continue like that. But for today, there is joy.

Psalm 63: 6, 7 states: “When I remember You on my bed, I mediate on You in the night watches, For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.”

There were plenty of shadows as a caregiver over these last few years. Times when I didn’t sense God’s presence, but now I see it was just the shadow of His wing. He was still there. Covering me, protecting me.

Perhaps you’re in His shadow now. Do what David did. Remember Him, meditate on Him, cling to Him and experience the joy of His shadow.

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