Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Good news and bad news

Today has been a mixed day. The bad news is that Dad is still not feeling well. He's been very nauseous and has actually vomited blood a few times. He is pretty weak and overall feeling lousy. I hope he gets to feeling better soon.

The good news for today is that my grandma, my dad's mom, was able to get on a webcam to see and talk to him from Chicago! If you have ever met my grandma, you know what a huge step this is. She has never wanted to own or use a computer at all. She was volunteering at the senior citizen center and some ladies offered to help her, so they worked for quite awhile to get everything set up. It worked, and it was worth it! I know it was a big encouragement for both my dad and my grandma. It's too long of a trip for her to make right now to come and see him, so this was a great arrangement. And now that it's set up, she'll be able to talk to my dad several times a week. She may even sign up for a computer class!

Keep the prayers coming. I know that my dad is doing as well as he is because of all your prayers. Thanks also for all the cards and comments on the blog-it means a lot to Dad, especially now that he's not really up for in-person visits.


1 comment:

Nannette said...

Good morning Doc,

Sorry I missed posting yesterday, I think we were only home 2 hours yesterday afternoon between church activities and I took a nap! I love Sunday afternoons!

It sounds like you are on a roller coaster ride, with all the same effects - I never did like roller coasters!! I hate to be scared - I don't like the feeling and I don't see any reason to do that to myself on purpose! That leads to my Psalm for the day -

Psalm 56: 3 and 4

When I am afraid,
I will put my trust in Thee.
In God, whose word I praise
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere man do to me?

I will confess as a 50 something woman who trusts God that I am still afraid of the dark, I sometimes recite this verse to hear the words and remind myself I am in His care, and so it is with you - God is our help in times of trouble. Reminds me of another Psalm -

Psalm 61:1 and 2

My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
He only is my rock and my slavation,
My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

I pray you rest well today my friend, both in body and in spirit. You and your family are in our prayers.