Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In sickness and in health...

In sickness and in health is very convoluted.  The words can take on several different meanings depending on the circumstances.  Everyone is always there to share with you the "in health" part.  That's the enjoyable part of life.  The part that makes memories and warm fuzzy traditions. 

But what about the "In sickness" part?  I pray that our boys will be there for us in the event that one or both of us need them in our elder years.  Hopefully, we will have planned well enough to take care of ourselves.  But what if you never marry or have children?  What if your spouse dies before you?  Who will be there for you when you are struck with sickness? 

I am praying today for those who do not have someone to take care of them during the "in sickness" parts of life.  I pray that God gives us all strength, compassion and love to care for those people in our lives that need us, even in the most difficult times. 

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