Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Labor day has come and gone and to me that means one thing, summer is almost gone and fall is fast approaching. The days get shorter, the kids are back to school, and cold weather is right around the corner. I don't really care for the winter months.
We spent the day with family and had a great time. the weather was absolutely perfect, and the food was great.
The past several weeks have been somewhat difficult for me. I feel slight changes taking place which is never a good thing with ALS. My arms feel weaker, my hands are weaker making things like eating, typing, turning pages when reading more difficult to do. I am extremely grateful that my breathing is relatively unaffected so far. I pray for healing every day,but I also know that if healing doesn't happen here on this earth I will be made whole when I get to heaven. I am grateful for a caring wife and family. They help me cope more than they realize most times. Pray for Emy and the boys as they travel this journey with me because I certainly couldn't do this by myself.
It is another gorgeous day outside and I praise God for giving me another day to enjoy!
As I am posting this I am listening to a song with lyrics stating God will provide. I'm counting on that.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gordie,
think of you often and are in my prayers.I too dread winter the days are sooooooo short nad evenings so long.Keep the faith
Pam

Fan said...

Gordie, I have so many mixed feelings...while I am blogging about Carl's continued progress, you are dealing with losses that affect your ability to do the simple things of life. I wish there was something we could do to fix it for you.

Though I do not know what to say to you and Emy and the boys, I remember what John Bunyan once wrote: "In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart."

Fan Smucker

Mary Ann said...

Hi Gordie,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts--we pray for you and your family often. Your blog reminds me that I have nothing to complaine about--we take our health so for granted.

Love and prayers,

Mary Ann & Lloyd

Anonymous said...

Gordie, I have finally been able to find your blog and I am so glad that I did. I pray for you and Emy Daily, you have always been a close friend to me and for that I am very grateful. Keep the faith my friend, you have a strong support system and I hope that I can be that support from Texas.

love you much
judy

Anna Mae said...

Good Morning Gordie:
Thanks for sharing your heart with all of us. Keep smiling and giving praise to our heavenly Father for what we have and don't have. He loves you and so do we. Enjoy the beautiful day.
Your little sis
Anna Mae