Passing Time & Praise/Prayer
Yesterday I went out into the field with a couple other therapists. Kinda get my feet wet stuff. I’ll be doing this for the next week or so as well. All part of the orientation.
Anyway, I found out one thing: this job is going to break my heart over and over again. We visited one lady who, for various health reasons, is basically confined to her tiny two-room, over-cluttered apartment (she can barely maneuver her wheelchair around in it). She had a crochet project she was working on sitting on her lap and when the therapist commented on it, this lady made the comment, “Yeah, no one will ever see it but it passes the time.”
Passes the time until what?
It hit me then that there are people all around us whose whole existence is just “passing the time.” Get through one day to live another . . . and get through that one. How hopeless, how heartbreaking.
So, with that as a segway, let’s move into praise and prayer Friday. I’ve noticed the responses to this over the past few weeks have been waning but that’s okay. Please post a comment about a prayer request that’s been heavy on your heart or a praise about what God has been doing in your life.
My praise is that we had an awesome weekend in Philly last weekend and that, though overwhelming, my first week of work is going very well.
My prayer is that when I get out on my own and start seeing the same patients regularly that I’ll be able to be some kind of positive impact on their life, maybe bring a spark of hope, a ray of sunshine. Something to make their existence more than just passing time.