Monday, April 19, 2010
I started the last week of radiation! The end is in sight, but instead of making the time go easier, it seems to be getting harder. I’m anxious to get home. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
At times today I felt like a zombie, just going through the motions, drifting with no definite sense of purpose. Still very sleepy. I’m so ready for this stage to get over. These are the times when I just have to hang tough and pray for patience and perseverance.
Once you speak about the fears and struggles out loud,
they lose some of their power to bring you down.
It helps having folks around to be able to talk with and vent. So many of us are experiencing similar feelings and emotions. Once you speak about the fears and struggles out loud, they lose some of their power to bring you down. The key is to face discouragements squarely in order to be able to chase them away.
Besides the camaraderie here, a couple of phone calls from friends helped give me perspective and picked up my spirits. Love and friendship are always great remedies when our spirits need a lift. I’m so grateful for people far and near who have shown such care.
4 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”
Great attitude. We think of you a lot and your always in our prayers and concerns. Friends are like Gold!! The best ones shine just when you need them. Have a great week, and good luck with the testing. Mike and Kathy Clapper
LORD, LIFT FR. STEVE AND KEEP HIS SPIRITS UP. I ASK IN JESUS AND MOTHER MARY AMEN NEVEN
You always welcome the world with joy..! I bet you didn’t even cry when you breathed your first breath. I bet you laughed..!
As you know..what you have always had ..no matter what..is grace.
How did you get so lucky..?
Remember..it’s always darkest before dawn….!
Love and Hugs
Mia and Bob
One statement from your posting is entirely wrong. The future is in front of you, not the end. You have been on one incredible journey and you have been tested. With our many prayers and the goodness of the Lord, the road to surgery should be an easier one.
How we all hope for the cure that will be awaiting you in the days ahead.
Marc and Liz Rosen