Old folks

We have had a great summer as teams have been so generous and willing to work. The children have been loved on & so much maintenance & construction has taken place.

Dottie’s eyes are better & I am recovering well from the chronic intestinal infection. Today is the best I have felt in four weeks.

Even the heavy rain has not deterred the joy from the children as they have enjoyed the visitors.

A favorite scripture of mine is Psalm 71:9 “Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent”. This scripture becomes more real to me as each month passes.

We live in a youth oriented society. There does not seem to be much place for the folks who are in their golden age. We look so much to the outside. The young are physically more beautiful than us older folks.

What about the old man with a cane who spent his life providing for his children? And what about the elderly mother who worked like a slave to give and provide a home where the children felt love and had opportunities to make a life for them selves.

The older generation has worked, worried, slaved and sacrificed that the world would be a better place. Sadly now they are forgotten and unwanted. We older folks want our generation to be appreciated and not ignored.

Recently a team of men and women came to Casa and some of them were retired and a little feeble like I am. But they were here to minister and love on our children. I shudder to think what will happen to this world when the older generation is no longer with us.

Pray for, appreciate and honor the elderly please.