Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Where Terence put his efforts

June 13, 2012
by sherry

Today was a pretty decent day.  Terence actually joined me in the patio this morning for coffee,  (we've always cherished our coffee time in the mornings).  After coffee, his day really started: his masseuse came by for an hour (or so) and worked on him-which makes it so the lymph edema is manageable, followed by a visit from Randy (his physical therapist).

 Terence did really well- they worked on basic exercises to regain his strength.  By 3 PM he was absolutely exhausted!!! So much energy exerted for therapy!

I don't think many people realize what kind of energy it takes him on a day-to-day basis;  if he is planing any kind of "event" such as running and errand i.e. mail drop/bank/lunch,  he has to reserve his strength for the simplest things.  And if we're planning on seeing our grand kids, that takes extra energy!!!!!!  Which means at home he is doing the bare minimum...personal care only.  In fact most days his main efforts are put towards personal care. 

Every day is a new battle.  He attempts to face a new day with a new song- otherwise the daily battle becomes wearisome.  He places much emphasis of his days on his spiritual journey.
Terence and our youngest son Andrew and our daughter in-law Callie.

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms".
   -- Ephesians 6:12
 We face a daily battles, we have a real foe whose desire for us is our destruction. But, our foe has already been defeated and his angels stand rebuked. So, we keep our spiritual vigor knowing that
we're not playing church but fighting for the Kingdom.

  Almighty and Victorious King, I praise you for conquering sin and death for us by your grace.  Thank you, in Jesus' name. Amen.

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