Saturday, November 28, 2009

Houston Bound

Well, it's that time again. We are heading for Houston tomorrow morning. I can't believe it's been 2 months! When I look back at these past two months and everything that has gone on, it's a little overwhelming and I think "How did we get through that day!" We've had some difficult days that are behind us now, and I know there are probably more in the future, but we will not think about that and continue to take this journey day by day and at times, hour by hour. My mom is going with us this time. This will be her first trip with us to Houston. We are staying in a different hotel than normal. I had to find a room with a recliner that Alan could sleep in, but it all worked out.

Alan continues to deal with constant pain in his back, hip, leg, knee. Some days are better than others and the pain is not all of the time and then of course you have the bad days. I have people ask me daily, "How is Alan doing?"....I tell them about that day, but let them know that if they ask me tomorrow, it will probably be a different answer. Alan still has to sleep in the lift chair at night. I don't even remember the last time he slept in the bed. Unfortunately, the bed is pretty much the enemy right now. Hopefully one day he will be back beside me where he should be. He is still getting around with the walker, although, if you see him around town, he is using a walking stick. He is driving some and even doing some hunting when he feels like it. His deer camp buddies have been so good to him and help him any way they can. We really do have some great friends. It brings tears to my eyes when I think about our friends and how great they are to us.

Also, we are selling our house. We live a little out of town and have 11 acres of land that we just can't continue to keep up with. There are other reasons we are selling beside what I have already mentioned, but I just ask for your prayers for right decisions with this matter. Alan loves being out of town, but in the back of his mind, he knows what we really need to do.

I could probably type a novel with this post about everything going on, but right now, I just ask for your prayers for our travels and Alan's report. Lord, I just ask that you give us the strength to get through these next few days.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

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