Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. -Hebrews 13:15
Hi all! I first need to wish you a super happy Thanksgiving. May it be refreshing and life giving to you and your loved one. May it also be “not the norm”. 🙂 Breaking a routine, as you are probably aware, can often throw things into disarray for a wee bit, and I pray that is not the case for you this time.
I, unfortunately, have to cram in 5 or 6 days of work in these three days, but I just wanted to say that I am thankful for each of you. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my colleagues and my support group. I am also thankful for the daily blessings that happen with mom that I sometimes get a glimpse of . I trust in God’s program for humanity and know my part is the faith part and His is the sovereign action part…and everything else. How can we help but to be thankful for that?!?!
I am working hard on the side getting my June fundraiser event finalized. I am thinking of mixing it up a little and doing 4 straight days of bleachers for 9 hours a day instead of 2 days like last year. That would be 36 hours of stair climbing, each one representing an hour of the 36-Hour Day most caregivers labor through. The steps are symbolic too…and I could probably get by without wearing out my poor wife in supporting the effort. Perhaps 4 corners of the state of Missouri. 🙂 What do you think? Is that shark-jumpy enough??? I will have it figured out by the weekend. 🙂
Update on mom: I would love to say she is doing about the same, but that would be a stretch. She has had several TIAs and is struggling. I visit as often as I can, but the super minor give-and-take of a typical visit is non-existent, as far as you can tell…but I will continue to keep visiting and loving on her as if all is normal until the Lord brings her home. There is a measure of cognitive dissonance that occurs in the process…but I don’t care. If there is a chance the “old mom” is still “in there”, even a little, I want to have my game face on for her. She is a great mom and deserves nothing less.
Have a great week. 🙂 I truly hope to step up the blog posting again soon. I miss it and I really need it…but it is what it is right now. 🙂
Thank you again for being you and for helping fight to some sweet day #EndALZ We truly have a lot to be thankful for. 🙂