It's Tuesday evening and it has been an eventful day. I saw my doctor this morning. He removed my staples and checked out my progress. He seemed pleased. He said something that I want to share with you. When I thanked him for the good work he did in surgery, he responded; "all I did was to complete the work your congregation began with prayer." He is right. I deeply appreciate the strong prayer support that has surronded me and my family through this process. God has responded in remarkable ways. Thanks be to God.
Beth has proven to be a great caregiver. This is no great surprise. Unfortunately I have given her much practice over these past seven to eight years. My mother has become my day time babysitter and has been a gift of support and encouragement.
I will begin physical therapy on Monday afternoon. We need to rebuild the muscle mass that has been sleeping over these past six to seven years. I eagerly look forward to beginning the PT process.
I am trying to claim the recovery period as a study break. I have finished Compolo's book of stories that I mentioned in an earlier blog and am about half way through John Ortberg's When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box. A member of the FBC OKC family who is an avid golfer has given me two books on golf to read. I have already begun reading selections from them. Another member shared their copy of David Boren's A Letter to America that I will try to read over the next couple of days. I am glad for the diversity of the texts. Some affirm my beliefs, others challenge them, and still others provide an intellectual release. All are helping me make good use of the down time.
I continue to thank each of you who are taking the time to read the blog and offers prayers and words of encouragement on my behalf.
Grace and Peace, Tom