Sunday, June 6, 2010

Church Today

Hey, Y'all,
Although I didn't get to attend our regular church services today, I did get to go to one. When I arrived at the nursing home today, Rick told me that Dub (Gramps) had just been taken down to the main dining room for church services. I went on down, and found him. I sat down next to him in an empty chair and took his hand. They had just begun to sing hymns. It was wonderful and although many of them could not sing, they made a joyful noise unto the Lord. One of the residents cannot speak, he can only make sounds, but he was responding to the music by making those sounds and rattling the tray on his wheelchair.

One of the residents sang a solo about when she was saved, and it was in the style of music sung a long time ago, where the singer's voice goes up at the end of each line.
She covered her face with her hands when she was finished. It was charming, and I enjoyed it so very much. It was a beautiful worship service. There must have been around 30 people in the service. After the music, we had a speaker who taught about the peace that passes understanding. The whole service lasted only about 30 minutes, but I am glad we went. Gramps and I knew all the words because the hymns they sang were familiar old songs. It makes one realize that you can have a meaningful worship experience whenever two or more are gathered in His name to praise Him.

Later we went outside for awhile and watched the traffic pass by and talked about the outdoors and what we saw. Soon after that it was time to go in for lunch and after he ate, I left and told him I would be back later. I went home and had a short rest and then went to Burger King for a junior burger and fries. Not long after. I headed back to the nursing home and we sat in the room (which he now calls home) and when he was brought supper, I helped him with eating and then left for the evening. Now it is time for my bed and I am almost asleep on my feet (or seat, ha).
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you. More later.



Hello Ruby it was very poignant reading how you went to church with gramps at the nursing home, no matter where you worship the lord is there.
Take good care of yourself,

Barbara said...

I am so glad you got to go to church.Have a good day and take ya,

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like that short service was just what you needed. TN said...

I would have loved the worship service too.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you got to go to church with Gramps. It sounds like a great service enjoyed by all who attended. I hope you have a great week, too.

Marjorie said...

I'm glad you had a great time! Looks like Gramps is falling into a routine. I hope all else is going well.

arlee bird said...

Hang in there Grammy. You're doing fine.

Tossing It Out

Ellie said...

Glad you n' Gramps went to church!
Hope this week is going better for you, both~