I thank all that sent John and Nellie the wedding anniversary congratulations. It was a quiet celebration as various member of the family gathered at their home. Both are not in good health which eliminated any ideas of going out. John (87) is in the end stages of Alzheimer’s and is unable to recognize anyone or even be aware of what is happening. Nellie (81) with her failing health was unable to get out of bed, so each in turn spent time “visiting” with her in the bedroom. I ask all please for prayers for each of them. Please include John (Vi’s brother) and Vi herself. John suffered a major stroke a couple of months ago and was left paralyzed on his left side. He is making progress but it is painfully slow and he seems to be becoming more depressed and frustrated. I can understand his frustration, going from being an active guy to one that is completely bedridden.
Vi is carrying such a great weight on her shoulders, it is getting her down. It is all so emotionally draining, dealing with my health issues, her father’s, her mother’s and her brothers all at the same time. Add to that, she is a volunteer for hospice and palliative care. She volunteers by visiting terminal patients in their homes, providing support and general help in any way she can, driving them to doctors appointments etc. Often just a visit and some company is the greatest and most appreciated thing she can provide.
I am very proud of my Vi, who has the biggest most loving heart I have ever seem. The Good Lord was certainly smiling down on me the day he directed us to meet. Daily, I thank Him for that.
My dear Vi