Friday, April 30, 2010

3rd Annual 5K Run

For the third year now Carol Miller from our church put together a 5k run/walk to raise money for Emy and me to help us with expenses not covered by insurance. It was a cold damp morning on the day of the run but 77 runners and walkers showed up to participate. Once again I am amazed at the love and support from folks I don't really know, get up to run at 6:00 on a cold damp morning and run for me.
A special thanks to Carol for her caring spirit and desire to want to do this to help us. It is truly a blessing to have people around me and a church's support, that do what they can to make this journey a little easier. I am humbled and amazed how God provides our needs. Sometimes words just don't express how I really feel. It was a great morning and my nephew came in first place. Thanks to all who those who participated. God bless you all!
I got my speech device which helps me to communicate my needs. It is something to get used to and I'm still trying to get the hang of it. Thank God for technology! Otherwise, I feel fairly good and am enjoying the warmer weather.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Family Retreat 2010

Family Retreat

Every April we have a family retreat for whoever can make it. It is always nice to get together and spend some time together. The kids have fun playing together and us adults sit around eating and drinking. This year was kinda hard for me because I can no longer eat and drink. I love all the food and snacks that are always available. My inability to speak clearly, makes engaging in meaningful conversation very difficult. But I am blessed to have family surrounding me with understanding, love, prayers, and support. I appreciate family and friends so much more now than ever. Most of all, I know God loves me and he will be with me through every phase of this journey.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring 2010

Well, I think spring is finally here with temps in the seventies today. I love springtime. It the time of year when after winter, new life is popping up everywhere around us. This has been an exceptionaly hard one for me. Cold weather makes me more spastic which makes my abilty to move that much harder. My speech has really deteriorated to where no one can understand what I am trying to say. My hand function isn't very good either. I have trouble with gripping things and holding on to stuff. I wish life wouldn't seem so cruel at times but that's not the way it is. Seems unfair that some people seem to go through this life unscathed from suffering and trials but I know God has a plan and purpose for each and everyone of us. I want to be like clay in his hands so he can mold and shape me to what he wants me to be. I know that each day I'm given, brings me one day closer to him.
"He doesn't treat us as our sin derserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs." Psalms 103:10

I hope like the spring season, I can experience new life, even when the physical part of me is fading.