Monday, March 22, 2010

mosses monday XLIII...

"mosses, are you talking about God???
did you talk to God???"

"yes," he replied, "i asked Him two times if i could return.
but, golly-muggins, the third time was a charm..."


mosses had been a man with a death sentence...
set to expire in just a matter of hours...
according to what the doctor had told us
just two evenings earlier.


God stepped in and granted him a reprieve.
mosses wasn't ready yet.
he knew it.
i knew it.
and, most importantly, God knew it!


mosses' road to recovery was not an easy one. after a few weeks of rehabilitation, the hospital released him. still, he was very weak and needed a totally different level of care than that which he had been receiving from his sitters prior to his hospitalization.

it was a period of adjustment for all involved.


before his set-back, mosses (at the age of 90, crippled with arthritis, and battling parkinson's disease and macular degeneration) arose every morning, drank a cup of coffee, ate a bowl of cereal, bathed and shaved himself, read the local newspaper, took care of his business, and ran his errands. every afternoon, he ate a big lunch and lounged in his leather recliner watching the comings and goings on the ohio river... and caught a catnap here and there. every evening, he watched as the bell rang marking the closing day on wall street, ate a bowl of soup and a sandwhich, watered his flowers and garden, and readied for bed...


after his set back, he did exactly the same things...
in exactly the same order...
but needed help doing much of it...


it was hard on him.
it was difficult for the sitters who'd basically been used to

only driving and cooking for him.

however, it seemed to work.

little-by-little mosses' strength returned.

it wasn't long before he was doing well...


he was back nearly to his same old self
but with a new sense of purpose...

which God had bestowed upon him.

love and God's blessings,
dani xxx

ps you will find earlier entries in ascending order on my side bar entitled, "our love story":)


Dana said...

Love your Mosses stories:)
l, D

SuzanSayz said...

My Grandma Brinkerhoff died and was given the choice to stay or come back. She had been in so much pain and she said that where she was, was so wonderful but she still had two small children to raise so she made the sacrifice and came back to live. I absolutely believe that a loving God gives us these types of choices whenever possible.
I look forward to how your dear Mosses spends the remainder of the precious time given him!

Tabitha said...

Hello there !!
Love catching up with Mosses!
I have grown to feel like I know them.
Love and big hugs Tab xx

Sally said...

Awww, thank you, Dani. I've missed your Mosses. ((hugs))

linda said...

He was remarkable! I always love reading about your mosses!

Do you have this in pink? said...

I so missed these updates, glad they're back, Em xoxo

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Moses always puts a smile on my face :)