Okay, I know that it has been a few days since my las post, but it has been a busy time at the church. I went to the hospital and visited others in their homes from the hospital. But, I did have a great anniversary. We have had 18 wonderful years and now I am grateful not just that she stuck with me, but I am grateful to be here for my anniversay. If I had known what this year would bring last year on my anniversary, I may have skipped last year and gone straight to this year. But, I would never give up all I have learned this year. I am thankful for Laura and to God for allowing me to be here on my anniversary. On a side note, I took my kids to softball practice and was able to play catch with them, hit the ball, throw the ball in...needless to say it was "normal". It felt really good.
Tomorrow I will preach the funeral for a dear friend of mine. He was the definition of a selfless person. I truly appreciated all that he did, but, when I was meeting with the family on Wednesday a memory came to me suddenly and I was suddenly overcome with emotion. Let me back up a little bit: After my stroke in December, 2008 my license was revoked for obvious reasons and it took me some time and practice before I was able to drive again. I finally got my license back in February, 2009. But, shortly after I got my license back the reality of the severity of my stroke became evident: my stroke had seriously impacted the PONS area of my brain stem, and therefore, a lot of my nerves were negatively impacted. One of the nerves that was damaged was the nerve that controls my eye movements; my left eye would would twitch, at times almost uncontrollably, and that made it really difficult to drive, particularly at night. That brings me to the memory that left me so emotional. Fast forwar
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