Amazing Grace.  Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come.  'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.

Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers.

My step-father passed away two weeks ago. My mom is now twice widowed. She has come to live with us during these initial days of grief.

My mom is disabled and can’t drive.  Ed and I are working very hard to make her home safe for her so that she can live on her own. There are so many things that need to be handled concerning her physical environment and financial state. Most of it is falling on my shoulders.

Hospice, death, and the aftermath causes one to re-evaluate priorities and callings. My husband said it well awhile ago when he said our lives seemed like a laundry basket turned upside down.

I am overwhelmed with all there is to do.

Fortunately, I know the Hope that I have in my heart. I know the One who orders my days and will see me through until the end. I know I am held in His hands and can hide under His wing.

“‘Tis Grace that brought me safe this far, and Grace will lead me home.”

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15 thoughts on “Overwhelmed

  1. Beth S.

    Elizabeth, I have honestly been meaning to come by to express my sympathy for your loss and to let you know you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry it took me this long to do so. Sending hugs your way and praying for God’s peace and comfort upon all of you. Much love. xoxo

  2. Nancherrow

    I’ve been wondering why I hadn’t seen any new posts from you. So sorry to hear this news and I will pray for peace and resolution for all these changes and decisions.


  3. Roxy

    Hello, Please take only one step at a time, you will get through this. Take some time for yourself, a quick walk around the block. Remember, it is all a process, and can only be done one step at a time. Kiss your Hubby and hug your children, Joy comes in the morning; it just seems that the night lasts a really long time.
    Blessings, Roxy

  4. ~ linda

    Yes, the hope that is ours for the touch is there and so is His strength, His refuge, His love. He holds you near. Continuing to pray for you each and all.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  5. Barbie

    Oh friend, my heart aches for you. I am asking God to come alongside of you during this time, with extra strength and grace. Yes, He holds you and will not let go. Prayers for you and your family. And hugs, LOTS and LOTS of HUGS!

  6. patsy

    Praying for clarity, strength and wisdom. That God will show His face to all of you. Sometimes we don’t understand why God allows things to happen. But we just have to trust that He won’t give us more than we can handle. That all these things will work TOGETHER for good… praying for your husband too. patsy

  7. Joyce Marble

    Missing you and praying for comfort for your family in this difficult period, Elizabeth. Overwhelmed says it all. And praying for strength to do the extra on your plate. Thanks for the encouraging verse. God is so good, even in the dark! ~Joyce

    I have lately been encouraged by these verses:
    “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
    Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
    Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” 2 Cor. 4:8-10

  8. Sharon

    Elizabeth, my deepest condolences on the passing of your stepfather. I just lost my father in January, and so I know a bit of what you’re feeling. And yes, I also understand the challenges of helping my mother adjust to the *new normal* in the aftermath. It’s a confusing and exhausting time for everybody. My prayers are with you – that God will comfort you in your grief, strengthen you as you help your mother, and give you peace that He is with you every step of the way.

    He is leading us home, and this hope is what will buoy your spirit in the coming days.


  9. Sharita

    Oh sweet friend… I am thankful God led me to your page today. So incredibly sorry for your loss. Praying for strength, comfort and courage in this season. And that you will be overwhelmed with God. Much love.


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