Pretty Lucky

Today I did more reading and research about stroke recovery. I weeded through all the material to find information that was specific to my dad’s symptoms. As I did so, I realized again just how lucky he is. A stroke can leave a person so incapacitated. Though my dad is struggling through, I’m incredibly grateful […]

Encouraging Doc

I was able to have a good conversation with the doctor today about my dad’s stroke. He had a Hemorrhagic stroke – a blood vessel in his brain ruptured. But in the emergency room, they were able to give him a medication that stopped the bleeding. There is still a pool of blood in his […]

4-Wheel Drive

It snowed a couple of days ago and my parents and I thought today would be a good day to go to the cabin. The sun had melted off quite a bit of the snow in the city and the roads were completely clear, so we figured the roads to the cabin would be fine. […]

All Fixed

We started today with a cardiology appointment for both my mom and dad. Unfortunately, their doctor was unable to see them as he was at the hospital “saving someone’s life” as we were told by his nurse. So, really that was unfortunate for us but extremely fortunate for the other person. An NP stood in […]

Mom’s Mental Message

It has been super windy recently, particularly at the cabin where my brother has been. Today as we sat down for lunch, my mother commented that we had not heard from my brother for a couple of days and she hoped everything was ok. Less than 5 minutes later, my brother called. He said everything […]

Challenges are Opportunities

Today I read a meditation that was particularly meaningful. “The challenges that come our way in life are simply opportunities to change, to grow, and to become the best version of ourselves.” Matthew Kelly.  It reminded me that life in itself is a challenge. Even Jesus Christ struggled as well as those around him. But […]

Learning About Learning

Last night I started back to my Bible class – year 2. It was good to see the people I met last year and hear what everyone did over the summer. As the teacher summarized the previous year and talked about what to look forward to, I was pleasantly surprised to realize how much I […]