I got the thrill last night of the arrival of my sister, Valerie, and her two boys, Jordan (10), and Benjamin (6). Valerie is letting them stay with me and Uncle TR for a couple of weeks and she is going back to Florida to get her new place ready to live in. A big job, but easier without the two of them "helping" so much!
I am thrilled to have the boys come and I must admit, I will have to get used to having young kids in the house once again...hearing noises, seeing messes, more laundry, actually fixing food...LOL. It is going to be F U N ! Oh, my, I can see it now...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
We're all rejoicing tonight that Susi's brain surgery was a success. Her doctor reported he felt he got most of the visible tumor and is very confident that her recovery looks very good. Although I stayed home here in NC and TR went to WV to be with his family, I still felt like I was there with them all...praying and trying to show support as best I could from so far away. I have had some phone calls from concerned friends who have been praying and thinking of our family through this tough time. God provides all we need just when we need it. Thank you, Jesus, for loving us! I feel so blessed!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Today I made the difficult decision to let my husband leave without taking me with him--totally against his wishes. He went to WV to support his family. Dealing with my struggle with this hateful disease, Multiple Sclerosis, I suffer severely from the heat and not being able to get inside in the air conditioning when I get hot. In WV most places don't have AC, and I just came back from visiting them and took two days to recuperate from the exhaustion and pain I experienced, so I chose to let him go without me. I did this not only so I would not suffer pain, but so he could concentrate fully on his brother and on the rest of his family's needs. TR needed to be with his family while Susi, his sister-in-law, had brain surgery. This has been a difficult time for the whole family--I cannot imagine what Susi is going though, although I take comfort that she is a child of the King and has a faith that is helping her through all the difficult stuff and will help her continue to be strong. I pray daily--constantly these days--for peace through all this and for the best outcome for her surgery. Susi has a good surgeon and a wonderful neurologist, but she also has the best "Great Physician" looking after her spiritual soul as well as her physical body. She is in good hands and I praise the Lord for that!