Friday, June 6, 2014

Driving Miss Daisy: Hope That Transforms

"But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love." Psalm 33:18

Driving Miss Daisy (my Aunt) isn't always pleasant. She's stubborn and selfish, ornery and opinionated, just like Jessica Tandy's character in the 1989 movie by the same name. Driving her to doctor appointments and to Wal-Mart for her monthly shopping tries my patience every time.

I temper my conversation after Morgan Freeman's character by keeping my mouth shut and agreeing with a "Yes Ma'am" and "Mm mm hmmm." 

(Grab a glass of some sweet tea and join me for the rest of the story at Encouragement Cafe or Crosswalk. Feel free to share your own stories in the comments below or on the website. I'd love to hear from you).


  1. Dawn, I recently subscribed to the EC devotions and I must tell you that your devotion today blessed me. This was a jewel of a nugget to read. Keep up the good work. I am 70 years young, I know that I too am filled with wisdom. Wisdom from the years of bangs and bruises, learning life's lessons the hard way. For me, the wisdom that I share is to save someone else from having to experience the same bangs and bruises. I do know that all too often, when I was younger, people with wisdom tried to save me the same thing. Sadly, at the younger ages, we know it all!.

    Learn from your Aunt as I am sure she has much to teach. BYW, so far I am not with idiosyncrasies, I do hope that day never comes as I try to keep a very open mind. But, who know what life still has in store for me. I am giving it my best to remain open minded and work daily on bridling my tongue.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    1. Dear Charlotte,

      I thank you for your great words of encouragement. I must apologize for this very late reply as we are between houses and preparing our next phase of life as caretakers for my MIL. May God continue to bless others through your wisdom. Blessings, Dawn