Memorial day,a day set aside to honor those who gave their lives and served our country so we can enjoy the freedoms we have in this country. There is so much we take for granted. On this day many family and friends have back yard bar-b-ques and picnics. Sunday I spent time with my family to celebrate my sisters birthday and Monday we had a family picnic with my wife's family. These days, spending time with family and friends means so much more to me than ever before. The love and support they provide is something I cherish. We had a good time together watching all the little ones play, eating, and visiting until the thunderstorms rolled in. I enjoyed it even though I wasn't able to eat and speak. It is very hard to talk and most don't can no longer understand me. I have my eyegaze speaking device but I'm just not ready to give in to using it yet. It does have it's limitations which is another reason I'm not real excited about it. But in time I'll adapt to it just like I did with all the other devices I depend on.
Through it all, God is good!