Such a joy to be with my brother and his wife. We have nearly lost this dear man a couple of times.
He has no functioning kidney and is totally dependent on a dialysis machine. Thank God for it. It and its’ components take up half a bedroom, a storage closet, shelves, drawers, water piped into and drained out of the bedroom via the machine’s systems. It takes an hour to set up at night and an hour to clean up in the morning. He explained how it works (which is amazing). It cleans his blood while he sleeps. It is equipped with at least 30 monitoring and signaling for its’ systems, and should the power go off, there is a hand crank that can be used to complete the process to that point, with everything to and from his body in the exact way before allowing it to shut down.
My sister-in-law has been through the knothole backwards with these health issues of my brothers. I appreciate both of them more than I can say. No flowery beds of ease for them. BUT a wonderful acceptance of what is and a teamwork spirit of doing whatever it takes. I am blessed to see this in action.
These things are the real stuff of life. Life and death. In spite of that there is a way in which you would not know this was all going on. A warm welcome to folks who drop in, plans and already planting seedlings for the garden, the joy of the ‘kids coming home’ and a turkey dinner to visit me and celebrate a son’s birthday.
LIFE IS ALWAYS PRECIOUS. LIVING LIFE WELL, NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON. SO ENCOURAGING TO SEE. MAKES ME WANT TO LIVE WITH MORE SERVICE TO OTHERS, LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE, THE TIME IS SHORT, SPEAK WHEN IT WOULD BE WISE, HELPFUL OR CREATE SAFETY TO DO SO. I want to have a tender heart for those hurting, and reach out without thought of myself. LIVE A DAZZLING LIFE!!
Always remembering I/We have this gift of life for a time. It does have an expiration date. Look up. Seek God and His purpose for you. Find your gift and then give it away someone said.
We are a kidney, or a heart, or liver, or pain or disease away from our world being turned upsidedown. WE are Fearfully and Wonderfully made according to the Great Architect. So Enjoy the Wonder of You and those you come into contact with, NO MATTER YOUR SITUATION.
HOW CAN YOU LIVE EXPONENTIALLY??