Saturday, January 3, 2009
So I spent the day today at the hospital with my mom. I wanted to take her yesterday, but she refused. Today she was worse, so I decided to be disobedient and take her against her wishes.
Interesting thought that. In acting as the dutiful and obedient daughter I most likely did not act in Mom's best interest yesterday, while in acting the disobedient and pushy daughter today I definitely did act in Mom's best interest.
She was admitted with severe cellulitis, which if caught early is not that hard to cure, and if not treated till later can be a real problem with terrible outcomes. I'm still hopeful that she got to the hospital in time.
But back to the interesting thought - at least interesting to me. When I truly do know what is best for Master, am I right to follow my own knowledge and do what is best even when He has other ideas? At what point is it OK to put His safety and well-being above His will? Mom had other ideas which did not include medical attention, but that could very well have resulted in losing her leg, and possibly her life. Must I obey Master, even unto His own detriment? Or did He in fact choose me to care for and protect Him, even when it does not coincide with His will?
I am certain there are as many differing opinions on this matter as there are readers, and ultimately I must always make up my own mind. But I am curious to know what other folks think. Submissive folks and Dominant folks alike.