I was finally able to download some pictures! Elizabeth's friend showed me what I was doing wrong.
Here is a bunch of cards that came to the hospital for John the other day. We had such a great time going through each one. All of them are so wonderful. I am going to hang them in his new room in a couple of days.
Today I had Dad go with me to see John. When we had him situated in his new room ,I went to look for the chaplain to speak to for a few minutes.
I went to her office and she was gone. But, I stood there for a few minutes anyway, just absorbing her essence. She had a plant in her window that was so beautiful. It was a climbing plant that framed the whole window. She had a huge African Violet on one of her end tables that was in bloom. These beautiful velvety purple blooms crowned the plant. She had a picture of a tree above her desk. I connect to trees in a spiritual way. They symbolize many things to me. This particular tree was a painting. It was an old tree and its branches almost hung to the ground, standing there looking at that picture I felt peace, even if it was for a brief moment.
I left the doorway of her office and headed back to John's room. We had our good- byes and headed downstairs to leave. When we got downstairs I noticed a huge bronze tree on the wall. It was so beautiful. It comforted me. God does show us infinite mercy in great times of pain and sorrow. I have always known Him to sustain me when I did not think I could go on. I have had a feeling that someone reading my blog has been fighting despair lately. If that is true, don't give up. Even though I feel like I am going through hell at times, God is with me, and He will be with you too. *love nita*