Archive | January 2020

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Stepping Out

My mom and I spent this morning with my dad continuing to be amazed at his progress. In physical therapy, instead of a walker, the therapist had my dad try walking with a cane. He tried several times, but couldn’t really get the rhythm of it. It seemed to trip him up more than assist. […]

God’s Got It

A few months ago, my son was hurt on the seasonal job he was working for. It has been a long road for him and he has been searching for a new job. Today I was literally on my knees praying that God give him a job that would be most beneficial for him and […]

Divide and Conquer

I spent the majority of the day with my dad at the rehab and was with him for all his therapies and doctors’ visits. It was good to see first hand the progress he continues to make. Today he walked up and down the set of steps they have in the gym there. His therapist […]

Prompted to Pray

My mom’s friend came to visit today, play the piano, and have lunch as they do on Tuesdays. My brother visited my dad this morning, so it was nice to have some normalcy. In our conversations, we talked about how God makes us aware of His Presence in so many circumstances. My mom’s friend receives […]

Don’t Hold On

There is a daily reflection that I received a couple of days ago that I have left in my inbox so I can read it over and over again. I need to remember this not just every day, but it seems every second of every minute of every day. “Don’t hold onto anything. There is […]

Spiritual Food Arrived

Yesterday my dad was wondering if the TV in his room had EWTN so he could watch Mass today. I reviewed the list and it did not. However, we do have the capability of recording programs on the system at the house. I found how to work it on my computer pad and recorded today’s […]

Grateful for Help

My travelling brother and his dog rolled in a few days ago. He decided to come back for a while knowing I needed help. Today was a perfect example of that. My dad called from the rehab at 6:00 this morning needing clean pants. Meanwhile, my mom was awake and exhausted as she’s not sleeping […]

New Perspective

My dad has about 2 weeks left to go in the rehab facility and let’s just say he’s not thrilled about it. He has made amazing progress during the past week and the therapists feel confident that they can help him get to a higher level. We see both physical and mental improvement each day. […]

Rehab Workers

I think that it takes a special kind of person to be a therapist, nurse, CNA or any other medical worker in a rehabilitation facility. Today and every day, they are right there ready to help my dad with anything he needs or wants. They work with him patiently and lovingly, offering encouragement at every […]

Blessing of Neighbors

The little complex here where my parents live started a prayer group. They have been praying for my dad and family since the stroke. This afternoon we found a card left by a neighbor and brought it to my dad. Tonight we listened to a voice mail left by a neighbor on the phone to […]