Tuesday, July 12, 2011

And, the Journey Continues


 Some days the road to recovery seems mighty, mighty long for Daddy and he gets discouraged.  Some days the road to recovery seems mighty, mighty long for me as well and I get discouraged.  Other days, I'm reminded that the Lord knows right where we are, has not forgotten us and will continue to give us strength for this journey.


Daddy continues to make small improvements every day.  All of us would love to see HUGE improvements, but we are thankful for each small step that he takes.  His breathing is much better and his voice is a bit stronger.  


He is worn completely out after his therapy sessions and he longs for more stamina. But, along with everything else, it will return slowly and to what degree, no one knows.  


Tommy and I will leave on our cruise Thursday morning.  We are going to Montreal, Canada and cruise down to Boston.  We will stay two days in Montreal before boarding the Holland America cruise liner and then we will stay an extra two days in Boston before returning home.  We will be back on the 25th.


I dread telling Dad good bye tomorrow but I leave with the assurance that he will be in good hands with Sybil, Joel and the sitter. The sitter is now staying from 8:30PM until 7:30AM. It was not working well with him not having someone with him all night.  We have been blessed with a wonderful sitter and we are so grateful for her.  

I covet your prayers for me as we leave. Prayers that I can step back from all of this for a few days and enjoy this trip. It has been on our calendar for months.  And, I continue to covet your prayers for Daddy and his recovery.  I'm hopeful that when I return he will have made HUGE improvements.  ~smile~


Thanks to all of you for your continued support during this time. The cards, emails and visits have meant so much.  Dad has enjoyed seeing those of you that have dropped by and you have brightened his day.


Blessings to you all and I promise to update as soon as I can upon returning home.




Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're going ahead with the trip. Caregivers need refreshment and you have been a great caregiver. I pray that you will have tremendous peace as you leave, entrusting your dad to God no matter whose human hands are caring for him in your absence.

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  2. Have a wonderful trip. I know your dad will be on your mind but it sounds like he is in good hands.
    Keeping all of you in my prayers.

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  3. Praying you have a restful trip!

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  4. I pray that your cruise will give you rest and respite, allowing you to return refreshed and ready to continue caring for your dad. May you feel His presence comforting you while away.

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  5. Please enjoy your trip. I know that God wants you to have a time of rest and refreshment. This will help you as you continue to make decisions for your dad. I pray that you can have peace and also celebrate your 40 years! ---A milestone definitely worth it!

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  6. Have a wonderful trip...I know your mind will also be on the goings on at home but try to soak up some rest and relaxation too. You will be more ready to tackle things here when you get back. Enjoy your holiday!

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  7. I am soo glad that you are going on this trip! The time away will not only do you good, but no doubt be the rest you need. You will come back refreshed and ready to continue on this road. In the meantime you can know your daddy is good hands, and the Lord is watching his every breath! HUGS, Debbie

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  8. Praying for you. I know you must hate leaving your father's side, but I also know how important taking some me time is. It's hard on me now that my times is being torn between my parents and my step-son. caregiving is difficult. I have felt it wearing on me a bit the last couple of days. So definitely take your trip, enjoy and leave your dad in God's care. Have fun!

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  9. I prayed for your Dad this morning and my prayer was "God allow your glory to be seen in a new way from his life" I will continue to lift you all up.

    Blessings on your trip...enjoy!

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  10. I miss you!! It has been fun hearing about your trip but I'm happy you'll be back today :) I pray that your Daddy had a restful time while you were away and is improving each day. He is always in my prayers. I can't wait to see some pictures from your trip!

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  11. How was the trip, and how is dad doing? Thinking about you!

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!