Monday, January 5, 2009

A New Year

2009 is here and we face a new year with many challenges. Anything from economic problems worldwide, wars, new president, unemployment, and personal challenges. How will we cope? Will we put our trust and faith in God or will we live in fear of the uncertainty of what we cannot control?
For me, having ALS, I have learned not to look too far ahead and focus more on the present. One day at a time is my motto.
The Saturday before Christmas our family had our Christmas dinner. We had a good time together. Then Monday morning my Mom was rushed to the hospital with intestinal bleeding. She nearly died several times due to blood loss. She was moved to Hospice and has recovered somewhat and this morning she is being transferred to my sisters house where hospice will continue care for her. It is yet another reminder that we are not here forever but at some point in our lives we will be called home. We as a family spent alot of time together at the hospice center bonding with each other. The last several weeks have been a blurr.
I don't know what 2009 has in store for me but I know God does and that is all that matters to me right now. Hope and pray this year will be a blessed one for all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We'll be praying for your mom and family. Look forward to seeing you next week. We will be in for Anne's birthday...Carla and her kids are coming too! Bill & Karen