Author…Sam Adriance: My grandmother Gaia fell at Emily’s and my wedding rehearsal dinner. The X-ray showed Gaia’s pelvis was cracked, but she wouldn’t require surgery, just a stay in rehab for a while.
Gaia is one of the most amazing women I have ever met. She never liked receiving help, always cherishing her independence and freedom. She and my Dad fought every summer as he tried to hold her arm when she walked along treacherous Maine beaches. So how would she cope now?
You can imagine my surprise when I saw her one month later with her new walker and letting my dad guide her, but smiling as brightly as ever. She told me that her rehab was going well, and she looked better than I had anticipated. “I have learned so much,” she said. “Your father and I have fought these last few weeks. But I’m staring to learn that I can’t do everything myself anymore, and I’m letting him take over for me. And you know what? The more I let him take over and trust him, the more free I feel.”
….I know dear Lord, that we are only free when we submit ourselves to something higher- to YOU. Sam Adriance