Sunday, March 26, 2006

The other side of Sunday

Jan survived two full days of Fede's cooking and the less structured environment of home (too less structured for Jan's liking). Between failed stuffed zuccini canoes, meals without a tight schedule and my preference for strong tea, Jan was a real trooper and graciously declined any comment to the questions: Did you like the food and the service?

My utmost respect for caregivers of any kind. This weekend was a bit of relaxation for Jan and the visitors but for me it was a real test of endurance and patience.

Jan continues to increase her vocabulary and the time of the conversations has increased from a few minutes to about an hour in the mornings. Afterwards, her energy level drops dramatically. She is more aware and also more balanced when walking. Tremendous advances considering that 44 days ago she was on the edge of death.

Thank you for the support in big and small things. Blessings in return,



sharon said...

Dear Jan,

I am glad to hear you had a peaceful & relaxing weekend. I pray that you will have many more blessings to be home again soon!

I continue to pray & think about you & Fede everyday. I also pray for your family & all the support you have. I think about the beautiful memories of our times together. You are very special to me Jan.

My prayer to you today is from psalm 16:

Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
I said to the Lord, You are my Lord:
I have no good besides You"
As for the saints who are in the earth They are the majestic ones in who is al my delight.

(Jan, Fede, your family & friends are by your side & rooting for all your miracleous steps everyday. I pray for continued clarity, endurance, peace & patience & grace for all of you)

The Lord is the portion of my inheritance & my cup. You support my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.

I will bless the Lord who has counseled me;
Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.

Jan I know God is with you & guiding you & providing you wisdom more & more each day.

I have set the Lord continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken;
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices.

Jan, I jump for joy everyday at your miracleous gradual recovery. My experience of you is brave & courageous.

Jan, I know God will make known your path of life;
In God's presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Jan you bring so much joy & blessing to so many peoples lives.

I love you!

PS: I am down with the flu so I will wait til I recover so I don't spread any germs. When I get better I will visit you soon!

Iconoclast said...

Hey Jan:

Word on the street is that you actually preferred KFC to Federico's cooking! He's still in recovery! LOL

I pray that you being rooted and grounded in love will know the height and depth of the love God has for you. I pray that the fruit of the spirit of patience and perseverance will increase for you and Federico.

Keep stretching yourself and those around you. "Exorare" - soar above usual bounds!