Surgery Was Six Months Ago Today
Here’s a milestone: Gorman’s surgery was six months ago today. If someone had told me that we would still be standing today, having a nice normal day, we never would have believed it. But God has given us the strength for each day. Gorman and I so relate to that AA slogan, “One day at a time”. It’s the only way I have been able to cope, reminding myself that God does not give us strength for next month or next year, just for today. I read somewhere that a reporter asked the author, Joan Didion if it was true that she used the good silver everyday and she replied, “Everyday is the only day we have”. I like that.
Last Sunday was Gorman’s fifth and last day of the chemo and that afternoon, it began to take it’s toll. He felt awful through Tuesday and then turned the corner. Today he is cooking; actually he’s been in the kitchen all afternoon, just so happy.
Several folks from out of town have stopped by to see us on their way to the beach. My dear friend from Jackson came last Thursday and spent a couple of days with us and that was fun.
Tomorrow we head to Birmingham to spend one night and have a short appointment at UAB.
For everyone’s prayer list, please: Gorman’s next MRI is August 8. Please, dear God, give us another clear one.