Thursday, December 10, 2015

This is Hard

My ex partner, spouse has just had a massive stroke.  She is now in the hospital in intensive care following surgery to remove the massive blood clot.  My sons are totally demolished and I am paralyzed.  I know I said ex, but after so many years there are still feelings and we shared so much.  She is receiving the finest medical care, but there has been damage to her brain, how much is still unclear.  This is a hard season for many, me included, and this just makes it harder. 

I feel helpless and so do my sons.   This is the time to turn to prayer.  Please pray for S_____.
Thank you.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Another Year, another Post!

I know it is kind of ridiculous to post on an average of one post a year, yet here it is!  There hasn't been  a lack of  things to write about and I have the time.  I just haven't had the inclination.  I don't know how else to explain it.  In New England this winter the weather has been severe.  The month of February saw all four weeks with snow storms (one week with three storms.)  Temperatures were often below zero.  Recently there has been a welcomed break.  Temperatures have been in the upper 30's and 40's and the deep layer of snow is melting.  Lent started very early this year so we are now at the 4th Sunday in Lent.  Palm Sunday is in two weeks! 

I am continuing with my part-time Church work.  I am going on my third year at this Parish.  I find it very rewarding.  There has been a lot of illness in the older people of the Parish and this has increased the pastoral load.  The only real problem is that I am growing older, I turned 70 this year.  Where did the time go?  My age wouldn't be a problem if I had no physical problems, but I have developed quite serious arthritis in my spine.  It has changed how I walk and how I do several other things and I have occasions of sustained intense pain.  I guess it is my cross to bear.

I have been pondering how I might best use this blog.  Certainly one post a year is not a good use of it.  I have done various things with blog over the years.  I  will work it out before long.

In the mean time keep well.