Last weekend was my weekend “off”, and it was a busy one. Saturday, Bill and Dannye Reigh had been asked to photograph a Right to Life Banquet in our area by our dear friends, the Herzogs. I was also invited, and we had a wonderful, albeit convicting time!
I had the privilege of hearing several pro-life speakers – one of our Congressmen, Kevin Brady, Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Abbie Johnson, as well as Elisabeth McClung, the young lady most influential in helping her change her heart.
The latter two are both persuasive speakers, and while I have always been pro-life, I had gradually grown apathetic. I was truly thankful for the vivid reminder of this horrific LEGAL practice, and learn some practical ways to help the Pro-Life effort.
Sunday of last weekend was my turn to go to church, and what an amazing blessing that was! By the end of the day, four had come to Christ! Such a JOY to see the Lord working in the life of our church!
Sunday evening when I got home I noticed Daddy had a bit of a rattle in his chest. Jeanne and I discussed it and thought perhaps the breathing therapy might be loosening the congestion deep in his lungs. By Tuesday, though, we were realizing that Daddy was ill. Possibly a cold, or bronchitis, or even allergies since the pollen is flying in abundance! Jeanne called the doctor, who called out an antibiotic right away.
I wish I could say that Daddy is now on the mend. Not so! He just isn’t getting any better at all, has lost his appetite completely, and is having what seems to be occasional hallucinations. So frustrating! He knows it’s happening, and it’s very aggravating to him.
Jeanne had the opportunity to go away with her hubby this weekend, it being my weekend to stay with Daddy. We’re getting pretty good at this every other weekend thing. When Mama was living we never could get our schedules down. Now we can even make future plans according to our schedule, and make trades when necessary.
Well, anyway, back to Daddy. Jeanne and I have decided to take him to the doctor tomorrow. I hate it for him because it takes so much energy to go to town. Taking the wheelchair will help, but it still makes for a long day.
This illness has been a difficult one to accept. Daddy was doing so much better, and now we feel like we are once again on a roller coaster ride! Please pray with us that Daddy can get some relief from the coughing and congestion. And especially the mental issues – they are so distressing to him!
God bless your day!