I sent this to Charles Stanley
I am a cradle Catholic, was married 50 years and she passed from 5 years battling cancer. A couple of years later I met another lady and we married. She is Christian and we share the same core values.
Recently her father passed away and her mom is dealing with that passing of her husband. She is also very Christian. The issue that my wife and I are having is with the grandkids.
After her husband passed away the mother stayed at our house while her apartment was being painted and new furniture put in place of the old . That was a joint effort of the parents 3 grown kids. All the while the grandkids were wanting the grandma to live in another place!
So for the 3 weeks the mother was living in our house she literly bounced back and was happy with joy in her heart. She is Brazilain and speaks no English, and I thought I was going to just be the “Mommy Sitter”! Was I ever in for a surprise!
She wanted to watch Jimmy Swaggart, so I turned on the TV and went about my business on the computer in another part of the house. It was lunch and in she comes with a lunch! Began folding the laundry, checked the mail. I never expected to be served!
At the end of the 3 weeks the refurbished apartment was done. We went to Walmart and did some clothes shopping where she chose her clothes.
I was in the military and never had much to do with my parents. This was my 2nd chance to honor a mother!
This mom finds it hard to stay alone, unfortunately the housing authority doesn’t allow others to stay other than to visit. When she speaks this to the grandkids, they are up in arms, railing against the elder parents decision to keep her in this apartment.
The mom loves the apartment and the amenities this housing authority provides. Our question we present to the grandkids is : Where can you find an apartment for $120.00 a month in the Boston Ma area? That is her rent - utilities included! Still the grandkids complain to the point they don’t talk to my wife or me.
This has been ongoing for some time - Then one Sunday morning I was getting ready for the 7:30 Mass and turned on the TV and this minister was chatting about that Holy Spirit in a very calm presentation- unlike most preachers who almost pass out in an ending sentence. Time went on and another Sunday, Charles Stanley was talking about Happiness and Joy. That is when I went searching for his Podcasts and found! He makes such good sense and his presentation is the best and any one listening looks forward to the results.
So time to go workout and listen to a Podcast or 3🙏
Blessings to you who read this and to Charlie,
David & Ladir Griffith