It is early in the AM on the third of January and to tell you the truth, I have been kind of down in the dumps; we wait and wait for the phone to ring but there is no call. Dick has his first place position only until January 5th, then will drop down to the normal waiting list where he will wait his turn, which could mean months or possibly years.
His pace maker is wearing out and he has till March to get that changed. Changing the unit will involve surgery, so if a heart could become available he will need neither the pacemaker nor the surgery, which would be a really good thing!
This is almost surreal; a heart should come sometime. but. not knowing makes me feel as if it is not going to happen. I know Dick thinks about it a lot too but there is absolutely nothing we can do about it except Trust God.
Looking back over 2010, it is obvious to both Dick and I the enormous amount of grace we has received this year, Dick's heart failure, stroke, shingles and my back surgery and health issues ..... it is amazing that we have survived it all! I look forward to the day when we can have all this behind us; please pray with me that this will be soon.
Love to each of you in this new year, Mary