Wow! I have not written here in forever! Time flies, but then again it goes so ever slowly! My life over the last few months has been very hectic. The last three weeks I had the wonderful opportunity to care for one of Eagleville’s community footholds. Mike
s grandmother, Maye Taylor, passed away last Monday at approximately 2:43 pm. For two weeks I bathed, cleaned, changed, sang to, loved, fed, and lost sleep for this beautiful woman of 97 years! The life that she led was one of love! Love for the Lord and her family! I have truly enjoyed listening to the stories of playing in the yard, baking pecan pies and fried pies, the telling of stories, poetry writing and piano playing of this much adored woman. The loss of sleep during these two weeks could not compare to the love and devotion the two daughters of this icon portrayed during the last 12 years of her life. For 12 years they alternated taking care of her and spending the night so that she would have to be alone.
Total selflessness…this is what was shown to me by these two wonderful women. I can only hope that being exposed to this love of caring for their parent that I will follow suit. All I can possibly think of to describe these beautiful women are that of Solomon in Proverbs 31. These are the true attributes of what selflessness means…
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.