Photo of Sept. 13, 2013 Visit
As I write, tomorrow marks the three year anniversary of Elaine’s accident. As I ponder my own attitudes in comparing today with last year’s two year blog entry, I honestly see some positive heart changes within me.
Although I see Elaine continuing to suffer with some of the very same ongoing daily hardships, I see my heart more tender, less judgmental and more forgiving of others.
With each tear Elaine sheds, I share in her grief. However, I am thankful that even in her paralysis she demands no feeding tube or ventilator as the case three years ago.
As I recall my old friendships, actually acquaintances, that have mostly disappeared, I thank God for a strong Bible church and a few out of state, godly brothers who encourage me frequently by phone.
In remembering my past daily work regiment, I thank God for His provisions in granting me freedom to write, publish a book and be available for on call family needs.
Visually, I see the circumstances surrounding Elaine’s accident changing little. Yet spiritually I see my heart being tendered more deeply toward Christ through His transforming power and grace.
For all of His heart work within me, God gets the glory!