Saturday, November 6, 2010

What is too much?

It has been a while since I have written, mainly because life has neither been easy nor necessarily hard, but has been too full, I would say, " Super overload."  There were so many things I should have been tending to in August that had to be left till October;  an enormous amount of daily responsibilities plus a two month back log that has to be squeezed in as well.
Most of you know that Dick has recovered beautifully from his stoke and only has some paralyses in his right hand, but may not have been aware that he also now has shingles.  HOWEVER, there is clear evidence that God's grace is resting upon him because he has very little pain and hardly any itching.  God knew how much we could handle and did not give us more than we could bare...
I am healing slowly from my back surgery and will be actually driving Dick to Minneapolis this coming Tuesday for some of his final medical tests.  Once he has successfully passed, he will be put on the transplant list.  He is walking almost 25 minutes on the treadmill and is regaining his strength.
I will send out another update this week.


  1. Mary, thanks for this update. I know it has been a very full time for you and your family with both Dick and you needing help. You can be so proud of your family for pitching in as they have. Prayers will surround you as you travel.
    Love you,

  2. It is so good to get an update from you! While I'm sorry to hear about Dick's shingles, I am grateful that he has not been terribly uncomfortable with pain and itching.

    You will both be in our prayers as you go to MN for further evaluation and possible eligibility for receiving a new heart for Dick.

    It was so good to worship with both of you today at The Point. It just isn't the same when you are not here!

    Mike B.