Monday, May 22, 2006

Long weekend

Dear Jan, long weekends, or for that matter, any day can be very long when the main feature is pain. You are becoming an expert on this. You experienced unusual symtoms as side effects of a new painkiller the hospital gave you, an opiate analgesic type used for people in post-operative circumstances. You spent most of Sunday dizzy, with nausea, lightheaded and very irritable. You knew right away what caused this, and so, we navigated another day.

On Saturday, you were so happy and active, helping with the packing, directing traffic, selecting files for recycling and files to keep. It was great to see you so involved. In the middle of all this transition you have remained so stable in your conviction that the Lord is in charge. Throughout the day, you enjoyed the help of dear friends: Wolf and Monica, Jeannie, Julia and Nickersinsky.

We are still looking for a place in the West to be closer to our communities. There are older homes but the stairs are still an issue for you; to find a bungalow is not an easy task. Hopefully we can locate something very close to RUC.

The call seems to be to continue walking by faith, not by sight.

I hope tomorrow is a better day for you, Jan.


1 comment:

Julia_A said...

Dear Jan,

It was so great to see you this past weekend. I was so grateful to be able to help with the packing a little bit and to have a chance to visit with you finally. I can't believe how much progress you've made since the last time I saw you! You are doing so well and I know that you will continue to make huge steps in your healing. I will be back to see you next weekend and help again with the packing.