Monday, May 11, 2009

Unpacking Dreams

I spent the last few days packing and organizing. Now, I guess I’ll spend the next few days unpacking.

We were scheduled to leave for a family vacation to Disney World. Cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents. Everybody.

It’s a tradition. Well, at least we’ve done it a couple of times before.

But this one will have to be postponed. Grandpa isn’t doing great. Chemotherapy is supposed to save his life, but it seems to be doing a real number on him instead.

Originally, the doctors said to leave the family vacation on the calendar. They would work around it, they said. You don’t postpone life when you don’t know what life is going to bring.

So we planned. We dreamed. And now, we are in a state of uncertainty.

We don’t mind putting aside the plans. The adults are far too worried about bigger things than Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. There’s a greater dream that’s on our minds.

What about Grandpa? Grandpa needs to get better.

So, as I put away the clothes and the swimsuits and the sunscreen, I keep praying. Lord, bring him back from this edge, where life's uncertainties are very real and hope is harder to come by. You are a God of restoration - restoring the body, the mind, and the spirit. Teach us to have faith in that simple truth.


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