Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. Life has been a bit busy. I spent one week in November working with my teammates in Iowa. It was a good and productive week. The following week I went to North Dakota in an effort to make arrangements for my mother to move into an assisted living facility. However, I was not successful in that endeavor.
I spent Thanksgiving weekend at the Springhill Suites Medical Center in San Antonio. I like getting free nights! I got lots of sleep, but I still finished the second draft of my Colossians study guide and ordered a proof. The proof came Friday, so now I need to check it for errors. I’m hoping to get that done this week.
This past Tuesday marked 5 years until my target retirement date of 12/1/2014. I have since realized I could leave up to one year earlier by selling my mobile home and lot. I was planning on doing that anyway. I just hadn’t calculated the potential effect on my moving date. So, I plan to put the house and lot up for sale in December of 2013. Once it sells, I will have the finances to leave. This is all subject to God’s plan and His timing. My job is to make preparations and let Him adjust the timing as He chooses.
Thursday, I found out a friend died of bone cancer. Her funeral is this Tuesday. Linzel was a kind, gracious, and loving Christian. I will miss her, but I know she is in heaven, and all her pain has ended. All her questions have been answered. One day, I will see her again.
Friday afternoon, my brother called to tell me that our mother was having hip surgery that evening. It was to be either a partial or total hip replacement. This was her third hip surgery in 3.5 months. Not good for an 81-year-old woman, but she came through fine. I talked to her today. She’s doing fine, but she said her throat is very sore from the breathing tube they inserted during surgery. Tomorrow, I will try to reach the charge nurse and get the details on the surgery, when Mom will be released, and whether her rehab will be at the hospital or back in the nursing home. I would greatly appreciate your prayers for her quick recovery, a cooperative attitude with the staff, and agreement to move to an assisted living facility.
I’m very busy at work, but everything’s going well. I’m planning to spend Christmas week writing devotionals and working on my Spanish. I have a lot to learn!
Have a blessed week! Thanks for your prayers.