And When He’s Busy…He Sends Mrs. Lana

| 01-30-AD2013 | [7]

Christina Weber - Mrs. Lana

Mrs. Lana attests that God always provides. Since we are short on family support to watch our kids for short time periods and during the day, Mrs. Lana fills the role of the Weber private personal babysitter. The hand of God united us with this seasoned elderly grandmother with nearly forty grandkids and great-grandkids.

Mrs. Lana is caring and loving and a natural teacher. She’s flexible and open to driving our kids to Timbuktu for whatever activity they might have during her time with them, making her a real parental stress reliever. But also she’s a tough old bird of eight plus decades. Among her amazing feats is surviving  cancer and even a brain tumor as a young mom with five kids. With the attitude, “They needed me; it just wasn’t time to go,” devout Catholic Mrs. Lana overcomes life challenges, one after another, with her cheerful, humble attitude.

So it worked out perfectly when Mrs. Lana survived her last brush with death, to return to babysit exclusively for us. She’s always on the other end of the phone when I call, and  even proactively tells me the few days each month she is unable to watch the kids. A fighter and a survivor, Mrs. Lana knew her social security would not cover all her bills. Our relatively well-behaved, low-maintenance kids love Mrs. Lana. They provide her with the opportunity to earn the money she needs without the toxicity that comes with unruly kids that really could send her health south.

God never abandons us. He always steps in. And when he’s busy, he sends someone like Mrs. Lana.

The Catholic Women’s Guide to Healthy Relationship Tip:  Who is the Mrs. Lana God put in your life? Thank her and Him.

©Christina Weber. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author:

Christina Weber helps Catholic Mompreneurs fully engage the power or their calling, earn more in less time, and get back to enjoying their families. Get a boost with her complementary special report, “The Catholic Momprenuers Guide to 12 Things You Can Do Today to Earn More in Less Time” at http://www.catholicwomensguide.com/moretimeandmoney.
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  • http://johnhughmorgan.com John Morgan

    That is so true. Sometimes we have angels standing in our midst and don’t even realize it.

    • http://www.catholicwomensguide.com Christina M. Weber, MS

      It just depends what we are paying attention to, which is easier said than done.

      Christina Weber
      http://www.catholicwomensguide.com

  • http://foxfier.wordpress.com/ Foxfier

    Reminds me of the old joke about the man who turned away all sorts of help in a flood, including the US Marines, because God will save him– and dies. When he faces God, he asks “why didn’t you save me?”
    And He responds: “What happened to the three rowboats, two helicopters and squad of Marines?”

    God Bless the Mrs. Lanas.

    • http://www.catholicwomensguide.com Christina M. Weber, MS

      And I don’t even think the Mrs. Lana’s in the world realize what a blessing they really are.

  • Michelle

    Thank you for writing this about my granny. It’s so true and now she gets to rest with God

    • Christina M. Weber

      Thanks for sharing her with us.