Encouraging Bible Verses for all of us Gray-Haired Baby Boomers Caring for Elderly Parents and Grandkids

by Kaye Swain

While spending the morning at physical therapy for my senior mom, I was thinking about the various elder caregiving blogs I've enjoyed over the past week for the Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party. My senior mom is doing quite well over all but previous experience with my dad and other relatives, along with various family stories I've been reading, are a definite reminder that it may not always be so easy. She and I both find great encouragement, though, through God's comforting Bible verses like

God uses encouraging Bible verses to sustain this Sandwich Generation granny nanny as I juggle caring for elderly parents with babysitting the grandchildren

 

Even to your old age and gray hairs

I am He, I am He who will sustain you. 

I have made you and I will carry you; 

I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Isaiah 46:4

During this Christmas season, as we reflect on the  birthday of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we are blessed to know that we truly can trust in the wonderful promises of God in the Bible. And what a joy to pass those promises on to our children and our grandchildren!  A wonderful Christmas gift, indeed!

For more words of encouragement for all of us caring for elderly parents while often enjoying or helping with grandkids…

Enjoy encouraging Bible verses and pictures each Word-Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions

 

P.S. Don't forget about the Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party and all its fun giveaways, both here at SandwichINK (just leave a comment on any post between now and December 12, 2010 to be entered here :) ) AND at Caregiving.com! A fun way to meet other caregivers of all kinds, encourage each other, and share the joy of Christmas without ever going out in the cold! And if you aren't a caregiver? We'd love to have you come as well! Merry Christmas!

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gemini

Cute post…I love it. Thanks for the inspiration, it’s making my day sunny and bright. Happy Holidays ahead!

2 ozjane

Oh I love this verse and love the graphics….so cute.
I find it hard to believe, and fortunately so do others, but I am going to be 70 in Feb,,,,,and that verse is so much my testimony……..not that the hair is so grey…..white around the edges with the auburn faded to mouse…..so we play colors in it……LOL.

3 angie

as the gray begins to appear more and more in my hair I thank you for sharing this verse with me

4 Alicia The Snowflake

Amen! It is He who saves us. May we never forget that…all the days of our life. Blessings to you this WFW!

5 From the Heart

Love the verse and the pictures. God has loved me and saved my life so many times. I can truly vouch for that verse.

6 lori

I just had to laugh…I gave up the “bottle” (the hair color bottle) that is a few months ago and the grey has come in in all her glory! I just had to smile…such confirmation!

LOVE this! What a blessing you are each week to us!

peace,
lori

7 Edie Dykeman

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8 Peggy

Blessings Kaye… How precious is this!!! I love the verse you have chosen and the caricature of me (lol) with a grandkid. I told my adopted two who now have their own that I can’t be a grandma until I’ve been a mom, but I’m way past that now… I really love your heart for both sides of this sandwich! I am not quite that gray or plumb, but I bet I look like it to the little ones. I’m so thankful that God sustains us and rescues us! Though my parents are not with me to be a caregiver, I’m sure I was not cut out to do that and God knew but I also most likely will not have anyone to take care of me, but I trust God will! Bless you and your heart!

Christ’s peace and JOY…
Peggy

9 Kaye Swain

Why Peggy, We must look like twins, LOL. Not really. We’re both MUCH better looking than that coz our grandkids keep us on the run, right. :) :) :) And I’m with you, all we can do is trust God to care for us in His best way, and that’s the best way possible, isn’t it! :) Thanks for popping in!

10 Kaye Swain

HEHEHEHEHE, Lori, You gave up the bottle, whereas I now use it – NOT to cover the gray. I learned from my young and fashionable kids that coloring your hair “hurts” it just enough to make it more cooperative. And they were right! It works so much better after I do it. Who’d a’ thought! :) Thanks so much for the words of encouragement. The feeling is definitely mutual! :)

11 Kaye Swain

Amen and AMEN From the Heart! :)

12 Kaye Swain

Hi Alicia, Thank you! :) Have a blessed month! ;)

13 Kaye Swain

Hi Angie :) :) :)

14 Kaye Swain

Well, Ozjane, all I can say is, you are one of the YOUNGEST 70 year olds I know! Awesome! And I play colors too, but not to color it, tho that is a nice bonus. It’s to make it behave better. Odd, but true. :) But God and I both know how many grays are up there, that’s for SURE! :)

15 Kaye Swain

Hi Gemini, Thank you :) Have a blessed week!

16 Deacon Admill

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17 Susan

Kaye!

This was AWESOME. I loved it. Thanks for sharing today…

18 Cathy

I love those verse. Thanks for sharing them. Hugs ~

19 Kaye Swain

Hiya Cathy! So much fun getting to find you all over the web including at Twitter as @catsim7 :) Have a blessed week! :)

20 Kaye Swain

Hi Susan, Thank you :) :) :)

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