Updates on Wayne and Mom

I talked to Wayne’s sister last night at church, and Wayne is having a very good week.  He is having less pain this week and his radiation and chemo are progressing well.  He and Glynn should be able to come home this weekend, and we are all looking forward to that.  It will be so good to see him again.  He has 3 more weeks of chemo and radiation and then he will have 2 or 3 weeks off before he begins another round.  Wayne’s walk with God has developed and matured in ways that those of us who have not traveled down the path of life threatening illness, can not understand.  I will share more of my thoughts about this in another post.  Thank you for your prayers for Wayne, Glynn, and their children.
Mom, my grandmother, is continuing to do well.  She is gradually getting stronger, is eating everything ‘that doesn’t eat her first’, and is staying very alert mentally.  I am so impressed with the strength of her will, and with her desire to live her life on her own terms.  She is now staying by herself at night and managing quite well for a 96 year old.  She has a caretaker in the mornings who comes and cooks, cleans, and does laundry.  This same lady now comes back in the evenings and gets her ready for bed.

Yes, eventually Mom will have to leave her home.  I know that. Yes, she is a fall risk. Yes, she is somewhat forgetful.  I know that also. But I believe that she will live longer if we can keep her right where she is.  In her own bed. Her own lift chair. Her own home.

She is still an inspiration and blessing to all of us.  She is the light and joy of our lives.

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