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  1. Amen! I feel for your family as years ago we lost my Mom to the cruelty of dementia. The sense of peace in the midst of the hard can only be called grace! So thankful God has revealed this to you. Thank you for sharing! Blessings & prayers for you & your family Christina!

  2. I’ll be honest, I still struggle trying to understand just what the idea of “grace” is. I know I am “blessed” when I think of my children and when I see the majesty of the mountains that surround me or the oceans where I used to live; I feel blessed by having my friends in my life. But what is grace? Is it different from a blessing? I obviously need to dig deeper. Thank you for inspiring me to
    think!

  3. One way of looking at grace is that it is something that we did not and can never earn. It is a gift from God that we do not deserve, but that He gives us freely just because He loves us! I’m so grateful for that!

  4. Thank you for reminding me, that God’s Grace is covering me, each day, as my physical disabilities take over more of my life. Even though I can progressively do less, I can still grow closer to God each day!

  5. Christina,

    I feel for & truly understand your situation. Both my parents had dementia. Mom was bedridden for two years before God graciously took her. Dad’s dementia turned into gero psych. I put him in gero psych ward of hospital twice. God was there with me through all of it. He heard my cries in the hospital when I couldn’t stand to see my dad like that. He gave me friends who would pray for & with me. That is grace. He also allowed me to quit a good job & be available for my dad full time. I will never regret that time with him. God’s grace sustains us daily. It is what got us through a pandemic. Praising God for His wonderous love.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. Christina, though this was apparently written a few years ago I appreciate the timeless reminder of grace’s unending and sustaining power. May He continue to cover and fill you with the grace to handle however the situation with your dad has played out. My heart goes out to you.

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