I can hear the steady ticking of my Grandma's old Mantle Clock~~the half hour sound gongs as I recall how aged the clock is--over 75 years of ticking, only needing the required Winding every eight days. It was a delight to watch my Granny slowly wind it up-and I dreamed there might come a day when the Clock would belong to me!
Yet I never dreamed how comforting the ticking sound would become as I find myself sitting here in the wee hours of the morning--my husband sleeping peacefully and I am waiting for the next major Weather change--PAIN is barking at me, legs and feet are aching--Neck is starting to get my attention---nothing to do but wait.
I could get Angry and inwardly Rage about Pain~~been there, done it and the results are never Good! Pain dictates my life in many ways~~~at first I fought the changes like a Tiger--but years of battling against Pain has taught Hard lessons, and I am fully aware of the respect I must grudgingly give to this Pain.
The Clock ticks away and I know~~God is here with me, giving me gentle assurance of HIS love!
I know there are others who are hurting--Pain has pulled them from needed Sleep and they walk the floor, wishing Pain would just go away. HE is with them too.