Sunday. 2/12/12 (another cool number date!) — and the weather in Dallas is snow, sleet, wintry mix! We’ve just watched Glen Campbell sing on the Grammy Awards show, and he did a great job. Of course, Adele is just amazing.
While there are only two more days until Valentines Day, around our house it gets kind of swallowed up by the fact that our anniversary is just around the corner. In mid-February, suffice it to say that both chocolates and yellow roses usually make some sort of appearance.
Update on Rob: unfortunately, he’s still having way too much pain in his leg to even think about wearing his prosthesis. This has been going on for almost five months now — way too long. The pain is caused by a neuroma, a ball of nerves which developed some time ago, apparently not an altogether uncommon occurrence following an amputation. Hard to believe, but soon it will be a year since his amputation. Rob has dutifully done all that he was instructed to do: he took the special nerve pain medicine, underwent back injections to quiet the nerve pain in his leg, and then, finally, he saw an orthopedic oncologist in Atlanta this past Thursday. Most likely, Rob will soon have surgery to remove the neuroma. I’m sure for Rob, soon isn’t soon enough!
Major frustration: when the CT scans were sent over to the doctor for his viewing before this important and long-awaited appointment, the scans sent were the wrong ones….
Rob is weathering this major frustration well — it’s probably for the best that I wasn’t there on Thursday for certainly I would have pitched a fit, much to everyone’s dismay, had I been there in person.
I’ll keep this blog updated as to the details of Rob’s upcoming surgery.
Just one week from now is our anniversary. I’m fairly certain Jim will be in town this year, but quite often we’ve been apart for various reasons. Business trips have frequently taken Jim far away from home on Feb. 19th, and a couple of years ago, I was away in Atlanta helping my dad with his failing health issues. This year it’s looking likely that we’ll be together to celebrate — 35 years!
“Marriage has less beauty, but more safety than the single life. It’s full of sorrows and full of joys. It lies under more burdens, but it’s supported by all the strengths of love and those burdens are delightful.”
― 16th century bishop
I’m not sure if the bishop’s synopsis of marriage is exactly on target, but it sure makes some good points — especially that there is a strength in love and loving someone for many years. There are undoubtedly joys and sorrows, ups and downs, fun and not-so-fun moments. But, at the end of the day, I’m so thankful we’ve been able to do both: weather the burdens and experience the delight! However, I know that ALL of the credit is due to our loving Father in heaven and His constant presence in our lives.
Psalm 100 (New Living Translation)
Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth! Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.