My Physical Therapy has ended for this time. It was for a short five weeks this time. My therapy trainer was named Jenna, she was probably the best of all the trainers I have had. Jenna was all business, but she had her funny moments, too. Since I didn’t make a lot of progress on my last test, Jenna explained that I had simply reached a plateau in my progress. Oh well, at least I don’t have to arrange for sessions three times a week anymore. I am supposed to continue the exercise at home. I am doing fairly well with that.
Our oldest son turned 58 on July 16. I planned a little party for him. We had ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. I gave him two very nice shirts that Deb had helped me select. We sang Happy Birthday to him and we had the whole family as guests to sing to him.
We also were able to attend the Starlight Theater to see Something Rotten. It is a new play with an excellent plot but Glen and I would hesitate to recommend it. The tap dancing was excellent. The voices were good. There was good harmony on the ensemble numbers. The problem was the use of vulgarities in the dialog and lyrics. The show was just too rotten for our taste.
It was very hot that night and the best thing that happened to us was that we met Summer. Summer was one of the people in a red shirt, who goes around at the Starlight looking for people she can help. We got stymied at the family restroom and Summer jumped in to take Marilyn to the ladies restroom. Summer has worked for the Starlight for the past four years. She gave me the best care I have received since I needed care. I assumed that Summer was a nurse or perhaps in training to be a nurse, but she was not. She was just a person who cared for others in need and she was a delight to meet.
By the way, I do have a new caregiver. Her name is Dianne Olson. I think she will work out very nicely. Our previous caregiver, Mary Singh, was with the organization for almost 6 years but she decided to go to another job that could keep her busier. She was a nice lady, and I will miss her.
Last Wednesday was supposed to be a very nice day with no rain, but something went amiss with the forecast because it began in the evening and then rained all night. The next morning we had a flash flood. Indian Creek became a “roaring river”. The weather follow-up said we got over 5 inches of rain in just a couple of hours. Two business owners had to be rescued after they got stranded inside the building they were trying to secure.
Some people seem surprised that I am quite active, but my answer to them is “I’m not dead yet!” I still manage to get to church and I get out to eat several times per week. That’s not even counting the trips to our doctors. I am thankful that God allows me to get out as often as I can. I especially enjoy the church services, the Sunday school class that we attend, and the Life group meetings. Our Life group leader is a handyman and he has built ramps for us to navigate the wheelchair around his house. We do plan to see my friend Patsy Clairmont when she appears at our church on August 31.
I am also excited about the gift that I can give Glen for his birthday this year. I got us season tickets for the Kansas City Symphony orchestra including one event where Yo-Yo Ma will be performing. The symphony season starts in September, but the Yo-Yo Ma performance will not be until next March.
Thank you for your prayers on my behalf. I am praying that God would give me several years yet, but I am looking forward to Heaven. We will see what God plans to do with my request. Most of all, I am praying that God will take good care of Glen when I am gone. I KNOW HE WILL ANSWER MY PRAYER.
I love God and Glen so much.
Because of Him,
Glen and Marilyn Heavilin