One thing I love about God…is He Answers and He Answers according to His Will.
I’ve been praying that my husband not have to be so dependent on these pharmaceuticals. When this chapter began he was only taking one, which in my opinion is the worst of all that he takes now. Last week I began to become disgusted every 4 hours when it was time for his meds. He was prescribed them for pain management when the cancer was diagnosed and they definitely were helping him but I also know that in the long run his dependency on them will be a problem. I continue to monitor his pain and over the last few days we have agreed that instead of every 4 hours he can do every 4 1/2 or 5 hours as long as he is not experiencing any pain.
Well I’m pleased with the fact that this week has been relatively a low pain week for him and so the amount of pain meds have been low as well…being so he has been more energized, more coherent and more mobile…with a desire to get out of the bed as well as out of the house. Of course our Sunday drive was pleasant…to add to it we ventured out to Walmart that same night for snacks. On Monday we went to a local dinner for lunch. Tuesday we took a short drive and then Wednesday after his rehab we picked up desert and sat at the park and boat ramp enjoying the water and watching as the boats sped by. The sun was warm and the sky was bright. I had cooked his favorite lima beans and so we headed home after a while for a nice lunch and a nap.
I’m so happy for him and proud of his efforts…he is certainly doing better these days than before. And so I continue to pray…I lay hands on him and pray to Our Father in Heaven and He Answers according to His Will.
I spoke with a support member from the cancer support group today…she wanted to remind me to take care of me as I take care of my husband. I shared with her how I spend my self care time in my garden and how it brings me peace and the joy I feel growing food for my family. It was a pleasant conversation.
With the mention of my garden check out the sweet potato patch. I can hardly wait. My husband is excited for a sweet potato crumble.
Our potatoes are making their way as well. He wanted potato salad one day this week and I told him I had used the remainder of our harvest so I’d need to go to the market but that it would not be long and he just smiled.
I am just so thankful for everything…every single little thing that God is doing.
Be it day by day…hour by hour or minute by minute, I am thankful and grateful and mindful that The Power of God is evident in our lives and The Love…I am thankful for The Love of God.