Hello again. We have been doing pretty well. We’ve even had an opportunity to get out for a concert. We heard Emanuel Ax play the piano with the Kansas City Symphony orchestra. The symphony has a wonderful sound and is directed by Michael Stern, a son of the late violinist Isaac Stern.
The performance was in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
It was so nice to attend a concert where people knew how to dress for the event. I know I am showing my age, but it was very nice to attend an event where people were dressed properly.
Speaking of my age, did I tell you in the last Herald that Glen plans to hold a birthday party for me on my 80th birthday? We will celebrate on the actual day, Saturday, November 4, 2017. We just spoke to our restaurant friends across the street and they said come on down, so you are all invited. However, you will have to pay your own housing expenses, since I do not think that this small apartment will handle all the people who might want to come. Let us know if you plan to come. We will have light refreshments and need to know that we have ordered enough food for the event. I know it seems like a long time to November, but we wanted to give you plenty of time to prepare.
The physical therapy sessions are going quite well. I think my strength is increasing although I feel weak in the balance department. My therapist is very supportive and has done a good job. Glen is a wonderful caregiver and is helping me learn to be more mindful of what I am doing.
Over the last few weeks we have contracted for a respite care person who comes once every two weeks on Wednesday mornings. This gives Glen a few minutes of his own time. Our daughter-in-law Debbie has volunteered for the Wednesdays in between when the respite helper comes. That has really been helpful. While Glen was my only caregiver he was always shopping with me. I was not able to surprise him at Christmas, or his birthday, or Father’s Day, or our anniversary. Finally, I am able to surprise him on special days since Debbie can help me shop.
I am listening regularly to James MacDonald on television now. He is the founder of the many Harvest Bible Chapel’s around the world. He is currently speaking on PRAYER. Even though I wrote a book on the topic, I am learning much from him that I didn’t include in the book.
I am also enjoying David Jeremiah. He is currently speaking on HEAVEN. David is a pastor down in El Cajon, just outside of San Diego.
Both MacDonald and Jeremiah are presently appearing on TBN. I would encourage you to check the listings for TBN and see if both speakers are available in your area. They both are excellent teachers and I think you all would enjoy listening to them.
Because of Him,
Glen and Marilyn Heavilin