Saturday, November 17, 2007

UPDATE - Pilot Mom

I readily confess I have struggled to find something of "significance" to blog about over the last month. My struggle was in balancing time to blog with getting ready for Pilot to come home for a quick visit (which now seems so loooong ago), immediately followed by my sister and her husband, their daughter-in-law and her baby, Emily (9 months). Once Marsha and Vic left in their rented truck with the furnishings and treasures they were taking home, I had another huge mess to deal with in my downstairs family room. That needed to be sorted through, decisions made about what to keep and what to give away.

On top of that we had the discovery of another "spot" on the left side of Jim's throat which no one seems to know what it is, if it's cancer at all. So we are being watched closely over the next 2 months at which time they will repeat the scan to see if there are any significant changes.

We had another round of company to visit. A dear friend from our early married years was in town for a seminar and stayed with us. We were able to spend such quality time together which consisted of much laughter all around! Oh how that did our hearts good!

Since then, I am trying to pull everything together so Jim and I can travel to Ohio to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her husband. Their daughter Claire and her 6 children will drive out and spend it with us also. We are so excited! However, I am nervous about traveling with Jim. We have stocked up on AirB*rne, have a supply of masks for Jim, the wheel chair for the airport is ordered, and we are on a direct flight with no stops. I pray that it will not over tire him too much. And, I pray he will remain well! We leave Tuesday and will return Monday evening.

In the midst of all that I have had our ladies Bible study going on, two luncheons---one for the ladies Bible study and the other for the OWLS (Older Wiser Ladies Society). Crammed in between the doctor appts and the above have been short shopping expeditions to the grocery and to the shoe store for a new pair of shoes. One more quick shopping trip is needed for new house slippers.

Then my mind is already planning for Christmas and Pilot's being home again. I'm telling you, the cooking...well, it just wears me out to think about all the cooking. Jim is still not eating much food, however, he is very faithful to get in all 8 of his bottles of Ensure.

I admit I'm weary. Sleep is not a problem right now. I think it is just the on going situation, where we had thought he would be well on his way to recovery. Dealing with all the retirement issues is interesting and time consuming.

Tomorrow is the Lord's Day and I rejoice in that! We are having our Thanksgiving service tomorrow followed by a Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings! Jim will not be going but I am going to be there.

I can rejoice, or I should say, we rejoice because we feel like we have been falling in love all over again. It has been years since we have had this much one-on-one time together. It's been great doing the Sunday crossword together during the week. Being able to read some new books and discuss them at length. To look at each other with new eyes, seeing the strengths which each has been blessed with. It's just great!

So, I may or may not get to post again until I am back. But know that I will drop in and visit so I can keep on effectively praying for all the Pals and their needs. Until then, may your Lord's Day be one of immense worship and adoration of our King of kings, our Lord of Lords! Our Savior, Christ Almighty!

Pilot Mom


Terry said...

Oh Pilot-mom...I just wish that we lived nearer and that we could help you.
I am praying for you and Pilot-dad.I really do hope that you have a special Thanksgiving!!!
Love Terry

jel said...

Sweet T, took the words right out of my mouth , Maw~pilot :)

Big Huggs

David Warren Fisher said...

Dearest Claire:

THANK YOU so much for posting your update! I've read your account with much interest and prayer and will keep you in our prayers as you prepare to travel with Jim.

You are in the hands of the Almighty God and that's the safest place to be.

You are loved and cared for...deeply.

Standing with you and trusting God,


Felisol said...

Dear Pilot Mom,
of course I keep on praying for the Pilot family.
Your trials are many - and heavy.
I can only put my trust in the Lord that he's by your side step by step, day by day.
From Felisol

Anonymous said...

Dearest Pilot Mom...

Thank you for the update. I'm praying a lot for you all, especially as so much that has been going on here at my end reminds me of what you've written about...

May God bless you richly!

I love you!

Vicki said...

Praying for you both so much, that the Lord would bless you deeply this Thanksgiving and fill you with all His peace and joy. Praying for divine protection and healing.