Father, thank you for your love and care this week. Thank you all for your continued love and support.
Theresa had a good week. Her left shoulder is painful all day, but nights are the worst. She has to take medications to calm it down enough to get some sleep. She has also been fairly active with the kids activities, shopping and celebrating a friend’s becoming a grandmother. Friday she was exhausted, started dinner and sat down and slept for a couple hours. She finds that she fatigues out fairly easily and has to take long naps. I’m sure the constant pain doesn’t help. Her spirits have been good. Chemo brain still affects her, plays a roll with her short term memory. This time of year is a busy time of year, period. And I think the added Christmas shopping and kids activities just make her fatigue more obvious. I think it will be easier for her to pace herself in the new year. The kids are doing fairly well. The two oldest are in running start at the College and are doing well. Our homeschool son is doing fine, though got behind a little while Theresa was having her radiation treatments. Our daughter is also doing well. As kids do, they have adjusted to the changes at home. They all do their own laundry and make their lunches during the school week. They help each other out and help us with picking up our daughter. This has been a difficult time for our family, but it also has been a growing time all around. Everyone gives each other more grace, which has been a blessing.
From Streams in the desert December 3rd:
“For sixty-two years and five months I had my beloved wife, and now, in my ninety-second year, I am left alone. But I turn to the ever present Jesus as I walk around my room, and say, “Lord Jesus, I am alone. Yet I am not alone, for You are with me and are my Friend. Now, Lord,please comfort me, strengthen me, and give to Your poor servant everything that You see I need.” “We should never be satisfied until we have come to the place where we know the Lord Jesus in this way – until we have discovered He is our eternal Friend – continually, under all circumstances, and constantly ready to prove Himself as our Friend.” George Mueller.
George Mueller was an incredible man of faith. He believed God, took Him at his word and God came through as he took care of over 10,000 orphans in his lifetime, and received unsolicited help in feeding and housing these kids. Wikipedia and other sites can give you a summary of his life.
As December will be a busy time for all, I am not going to blog until the new year. So have a blessed Christmas season, enjoy your friends and family and thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.