The pillow was my best friend from the latter part of January through most of March. It was given me by the caring staff members at IU Methodist Hospital following the open-heart surgery.
Why then am I dragging this forward into an October post? Simply this: memories and gratitude. 2016 has been the year that we hope to look back on through the mists of memory and say "It was all good."
From the January experience through August I went through four "surgical procedures." Misty memories? I don't think about the pain anymore, nor do I feel it. Gratitude? I thank the Lord for his tender mercies, for healing, and for providing capable and talented medical professionals of the caliber I dealt with so frequently this year.
I was not much more than back on my feet until it started with JoAnn who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. She has had surgery for removal of the offending lump and today will have her eighteenth radiation treatment. Projection: two more after today followed by cancer-free health and wellness.
Again, thank you, Heavenly Father, for your tender mercies, for healing, and for providing capable and talented medical professionals.
We are blessed.
My Beloved Beautiful Better Half has a birthday tomorrow, 10/5.