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!