Sunday, October 12, 2014
The last year and a half has been tough for our family as a whole.
In April 2013 my dad had a massive stroke. He was 83 then. I am happy to report he is home and living with some disability but keeps on trying. One of the reasons he has recovered as well as he has is he kept himself in shape. One of the things I heard most often in the ICU is "he doesn't have too much body fat" or "he's solid". He still exercises and walks with help everyday.
Shortly after he went home my mom's cancer returned and she died in March 2014. She was 2 weeks shy of 82. She also took care of herself but the cancer was stronger.
Recently, our daughter's FIL and our good friend has been struggling with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and is in the hospital after a failed adult stem cell transplant from his brother.
In February of 2013 we welcomed a beautiful grandson to the family. He has had some difficulties feeding and other challenges. Well, the syndrome has a name...Williams Syndrome (https://williams-syndrome.org/what-is-wil
liams-syndrome). Now we are all dealing with the emotions of having a special needs child. The good news is he is happy, he is loved, and we will all work to help him to be the best he can be.
With all of this, losing the last 10# seems so small, but I will keep trying as I would like to live as long and healthily as my parents and be there as long as possible for our grandson.
Please pray for dad, our friend, our grandson and all the family members involved.
God Bless you all.