Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On Your Heart Tuesday

Hello sweet friends, hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend. What is on your heart today? Well, let me tell you what is laying upon my heart today. I know, we have all probably experienced this situation in our lives, at one time, or another. Someone, be it a friend, or family member, tells you something that they plan on doing for you, and they never do it.  I absolutely hate it when this happens. But, what truly bothers me, and very much hurts me, is when your in the hospital, and it happens. When I had my stroke, and was laying in intensive care for 11 days, I had quite a few visitors come to see me. I will forever be thankful, and appreciative for that. My family really made me feel loved, and cared for. Several of them, said things to me, that meant alot to me, touched my heart. They told me, that when I got home from the hospital, things were going to be different. They said, they would be coming to visit me, calling to check on me, ect. Four of them, said they were going to treat me to a day of pampering. They were going to take me, and buy me a wig, and let the people there fix it really nice for me. Also, they were going to take me, and let someone fix my makeup, and eyebrows, buy me a new outfit, and take me out to eat. Woo Hoo!! Well, in June, I have been home 9 months now. I never hear from anyone, no one calls, or comes to see me. As for a day of pampering, never happened. I am not upset because they did not take me out, and pamper me. Truthfully, I would not want them to spend money doing all of that for me. But, what hurts so much, is that they never even visit. I long for conversation, and companionship. I would love to go for a walk with them, or out to eat. I just want to feel loved, like I did when I was in the hospital. Friends, please be careful with your words. I beg you, do not say things, and then not see them through. Do not be guilty of saying things, just to make someone feel good at that moment. Keep your word, do what you say. It is so important. Praise God, He always keeps His word to me. Thank You Father, I love, and appreciate You.

15 comments:

Sylvia R said...

Ah, those good intentions, destroyed by delay or distraction. Then guilt sets in and people avoid contact, from sheer guilt! That's what often happens, and it is so sad. You are so right, better not to say anything about your big intentions, just DO what you can when you can. Praise God that He is not like that, but is ever faithful to His word! Prayers for you right now.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

We humans can be mean and unthoughtful. And we all know 'words can hurt' more than actions sometimes. I always try to think in a positive way when this has happened to me, like....they have a life of their own...but I know the loneliness that enfolds when promises are not kept. You're in my heart.

Joan said...

I agree with Sylvia - often people have good intentions, but when they are delayed or distracted they often stay away from guilt. This shouldn't be used as an excuse, but it happens. We need to be careful for the things we say and promises we make.

Blessings to you, dear one!

Natasha said...

What an excellent reminder to let our words be true. May you feel God's comfort and rest in the knowledge that He is with you always. xxooxx

Christina said...

I've been hurt as well from unkept promises. Though I'm guilty of making promises myself and not following through. I am so thankful that God never fails and that He is a covenant keeping God. Thanks for sharing your heart.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

An important reminder to be careful that our words are consistent with our actions. Sure wish I was there... I would most definitely take you out for a day of pampering. I would like nothing better, friend.

peace~elaine

MyJourneyBack said...

I am sorry. I wish I was there to take a walk with you. I am sorry I am not able to visit you more or answer your sweet comments. I hope to get inter-net again in a couple of weeks. Then I'll be around alot and you'll wish I had 'a life'.
Praying for you. BTW your post reminded me I needed to check on a friend who just lost her husband. Thank you for the words of encouragement.
Love you,
S.

Dorothy said...

Well, Shortybear, Ms. Wilma sends you hugs and a big kiss and says hello!

Lyli @ 3dLessons4Life said...

Praying for God to wrap you in His embrace.

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow..this post really makes me think...how many empty promises have I made? thank you. I personally find so much hope and inspiration when I read the lives of the saints...they so loved and craved and sought silence and solitude in a way that makes me long for those things too.

Joyful said...

You've raised something so very important my friend. I believe people need to be extremely careful with their words and their promises, esp. Christians. So many people say they will do things and never do. I don't think that is the example our Heavenly Father wants us to put forward.

It is hard when you can no longer get around due to age or illness. I pray that the Lord would cause people to REMEMBER what they said and ACT on their promise.

Love and hugs.

Gen said...

I wished I lived near to you. I certainly would go for a walk with you or take you to lunch. I live in Arizona is that close to you? So sorry for your disappointment.

Tesha said...

This is so true, So many said they would walk beside me in my grief. I feel like most just walked away. However I am sure that I have also made some promises to bring comfort and not followed through. Words of wisdom once again.

Saleslady371 said...

People may let us down, but God is steadfast and always faithful. Praying today that you will get some of those surprise visits that would mean so much!

Love you!

Beth said...

I know exactly how this feels. The same thing has happened to me recently. It's funny, you find out who really cares and loves you when you are down and out and need them the most. I wish I had a car and/or we lived closer to one another!