Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's hard to believe that the last time I wrote the snow was disappearing and now the snow is back again. It is winter again and the stores are filled with Christmas gifts and decorations. Even my Facebook is cluttered with advertising.
Even though there are just the two of us time seems to be sliding by quickly. I was able to see some of the new additions to our family and watched my granddaughter's husband graduate from the RCMP depot in Regina.
Another highlight was to attend the Inscribe Fall conference in Edmonton. Wonderful to see my writer friends an attend some great workshops.
My husband who suffers from a neurological disease was willing to go to the care home during the time that I was away. He is living overtime (at least 8 months) if we adhere to a verdict of the neurologist. He is still at home and with the help of homecare we are surviving. It is too bad that we can not go places anymore together because he is too weak. I tell anyone who will listen to do things together with your husband as long as you can. We are old and content just to be together at home. I do get a break when I need it.
God is in control and He guides us just one step at a time. He gives us a peace that passes all understanding.
I will try to keep in touch more often. God bless you all


Ruth L. Snyder said...

Thanks for sharing what's on your heart. You are a great example to all of us. May God continue to give you grace and strength for each challenge you face. It was great to see you in September!

Addy Oberlin said...

Thank you Ruth. It was great to attend the conference, like reconnecting with friends.

Sharon Espeseth said...

Dear Addy,

I just lifted up your names to the Lord. It is good to hear you are content being home together. It is interesting to hear that Walt has outlived the doctors' expectations. It is one month since my sister passed. She lived longer than the oncologist had predicted she would, but God, we believe, took Joan in his perfect timing. He also answered our prayers that he would take her home before her Alzheimer's got too bad and that she would not have to suffer long. Great is our God, and I pray that all goes well for the two of you.

Blessing and Amen,

Addy Oberlin said...

Thank you Sharon. God's timing is always perfect. Walter's mind is still quite clear, but processes everything more slowly. One blessing is that he suffers no pain, but gets frustrated because he cannot do anything .