04 Jan 365 Days Of Love: Day 4 ~ Listened to My Neighbor Share Her Life Struggles
My car is on the fritz (more on that later) and I had to take it to the shop, my neighbor picked me up from the shop and gave me a ride home.
She begin to share with me she didn’t know how to get through her struggles….she really needed someone to listen to what she was going trough and the burden she was carrying.
Her husband has a type of Emphysema really bad and he is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer on his bladder. He is not doing well at all, the combination of both are pretty much doing him in, he can hardly get out of bed. She pretty much has to do everything for him right now, be there 24/7 for him.
They have a 10 year old daughter, and she shared how she also is not handling it well at all ether. She shared how she is in fear of loosing her husband, and her and her daughter would have no way to make it with out him.
I really did not know what to say to her, I have no life experience to draw from, no words of wisdom to share with her at that moment. So the best I could do at the time was be someone who listened, and let her get things out. So I give her some words of encouragement, and prayed for them.
But I know just being there to listen, encourage and prayer can make the difference to help get them through something, we all need someone to show us love by listening to us, go throw things with us, love on us. And that is what I tried to do, and act of love for a neighbor in need.