The Day After

January 5, 2009 at 5:59 am 1 comment

We are thankful that Dan’s bleeding is down to a drop now and then.  The Dr. at ER instructed Dan to stop the blood thinner that the neurologist prescribed as a preventative measure just in case Dan might sometime have a blood clot.  Dan will see his regular Dr. in Half Moon Bay Monday afternoon.  It took 5 phone calls to arrange for the Home Health Nurse to come change his special pressure bandage today.  I was thankful to have her help.

Dan used to say, “My mother told me there would be challenging days in my life, but she never told me they’d come in bunches like bananas!”  We still have times when we struggle with using so much energy to take care of ourselves.  But we realize that this is our job now.  However, God continues to be gracious and gives us time to encourage the special people overseas He has brought into our lives.   Dan will again delve into God’s Word with the group Monday night. This brings him so much joy.

It is now clear to us that we need to be where we can have help day or night.  There is only one place like that – here in our son’s home.  They have invited us several times to stay here until this battle with cancer is over, and we return to Romania…or Dan goes Home.  Saturday, while we were in ER, they again invited us to stay.  Dan accepted the invitation, and then checked with me  : > )  Knowing that we need help, it was easy to agree with Dan.  

They are gladly being obedient to God’s command in Ex. 20:12, “Honor your father and mother that your days may be long in the land….”  Jesus also said to honor them in Mt. 15:4. It is interesting to me that the word “honor” does not mean that you have to like your parents.  You do not have to think they are wonderful people.  To honor your parents, according to the original writings simply means that if your parents are in need, you will find a way to help take care of them.  May God grant you the grace to honor your parents if they are still alive so that your days may be blessed and long in the land. — Anne and Dan

Entry filed under: Cancer's Dark Valley.

Never A Dull Moment Dare We Be Hopeful?

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  • 1. Marilyn Holland  |  January 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Anne and Dan,

    I am so happy that Scott is a faithful son and I think he LIKES and LOVES you both! This is good news as I think the rest of the family feels the same way. What a blessing to have found this place of peace for you both – it is where you need to be right now.

    We love and miss you both!

    Marilyn and Ron


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