Monday, December 15, 2008

December 2008

Well here we are a week away from Christmas. Where did this year go, it seems like the year just flew by. All in all it has been a good year. I can look back and say I've been blessed. As far as my ALS, progression has been fairly slow although there have been some significant changes that have taken place. I can still bear weight on my legs but walking even a few steps is next to impossible. My left shoulder is weaker and my hands seem much stiffer and weak. I cannot write and eating has become more difficult because holding unto a fork or spoon is hard to do. I can tell my upper body is being effected although some of the changes are somewhat subtle.

I consider of myself blessed in spite of everything that has happened to me physically. I have a loving God who loves me regardless of my condition. When I think why would God even care about me I am reminded that he gave us the greatest gift anyone could give, his son. Isn't this what the Christmas season is all about? If Jesus could give up his life on the cross for me, surely I can endure a little suffering while passing through this life.

I wish you all a blessed Christmas season!


Anonymous said...

The family photos are priceless! We are working toward making this a more meaningful Christmas, not complicated by the materialism and hype. It seems to be harder than it should be. I love reading your posts, they help to keep everything in the proper perspective. Sorry if that seems to be at your expense, but I'm not sure if you know just how widespread your positive, Godly insight reaches. I hate what this disease is doing to you, and pray for healing...but please remember that none of it is in vain because you have chose to give Him glory in it. We love you guys, thanks for your influence. Bill & Karen

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and may you have a Very Blessed New Year.

Love you guys


Anonymous said...

Hi Gordie,

You are an inspiration to all of us. We are sending our wishes for a very Merry Christmas for you and your family.

Howie and Mary Lou