It’s been hard to train a new camera man to understand that pictures take up less space than the words required to send the equivalent message. Here’s chair to bathroom to bed:
Garbers and Monohans came over so Mike and I could celebrate our birthdays together.
Amy came home for a 3-day fall break from Indiana Wesleyan University and baked some sugar cookies to paint with her grandmother – renewing an activity Amy had with she visited her grandmother when Amy was in grade school.
I experienced my first non-visit with two special friends: Mike Wiggins from Bloomington IL and his sister Jodi from Crystal Lake IL. They brought a caramel apple pie and a peach pie. Everybody else enjoyed their visit and the pies they brought. I was struggling with an extended period (about 8-10 hours) of severe stomach pain. We were unsure of the cause, but Jan the nurse came with a couple of suppositories and some special medication – including morphine – which gave me some relief. Mike and Jodi – my apologies for not hosting your visit in a manner more suited to my joy that you came to see me.
I am very proud to tell you that my youngest daughter, Lauren, is becoming a guitar player. I’m sure she’ll be on stage before you know it. Only then will I be able to show you a picture of her with her guitar.
My energy level is so low at present that I’m unable to host visitors for any meaningful kind of visit. Eileen will know with a phone call if a visit from anyone would be useful for you or me. Thanks for your prayers for me and my family and for understanding that I cherish your friendship – even if I can’t speak to you now in person.
I need a miracle. I’m expecting God to deliver one, pray big.
Don and my Dad