My heart overflows with thanks today that God has ENABLED me this past week to accomplish 2 very different and important tasks (as well as the innumerable little things that make up caregiving).
The first was a medication disaster averted! Someone (who shall remain nameless) prescribed a drug for my husband, and when they announced it, something in my spirit immediately shook me. I believe God enabled me to realize that drug would be a disaster for hubby. So, like most of us do these days, I GOOGLED the drug and realized it was not right for us. I contacted our PCP who responded with this: “DO NOT give him that drug. Call your neurologist for a better option. But DO NOT give him that!” So I contacted the neurologist who said, “DO NOT give him that drug. It could cause irreversible damage to someone with Parkinson’s.”
I believe it was God who enabled me to have the knowledge and courage to realize there was something wrong with this scenario, and to do something about it. Thanks be to God.
The second instance was when a dear friend needed help with life around her house. She was lonely, confused, depressed, and needed me, but I could not go. She lives in another state. But God enabled me to find someone who CAN go. Someone who CAN help. And God enabled me to provide that for my dear friend.
God enables us to have the courage needed to prevent some things from happening and to cause other things to happen. God gives us what we need. Thanks be to GOD!