We had a busy month. On January 19 we went to the United States figure skating championships and truly enjoyed them. We got to see the junior pairs free skate. There were twelve couples that got to skate in the finals and we got to watch.
Glen had asked for a special seating where Marilyn could watch from the wheelchair. It was a perfect spot where we could see the judges and we had a clear view to see the couples receive their trophies. We are including some pictures from the event so that you can see what we saw.
We had some snow during the month of January and we took a picture of that too. We have not forgotten what snow looks like although we have had a very light winter the last couple of years with less than 5 inches of snow each year.
My brother, Walt, was here the first week of January this year. He was able to stay for the whole week, five days, and we enjoyed visiting with him.
I saw some special answers to prayer this past month. We were given an excellent doctor for a swallow test. I was quite concerned about it since I knew I would have to drink Barium, but the Dr. was so good that I was able to drink the barium without any problems. Our neurologist had written the swallow Dr. a detailed note that even included that Glen cut my meat for me. The swallow Dr. related that she started the day with an older couple and ended the day with us. She acted as though her whole day was framed by my arrival.
I also had the cataract surgery for my right eye on January 24. That turned out so well that I am almost looking forward to the surgery on my left eye on February 21. Please remember to pray for me that the left eye surgery will go as well as the right eye did on January 24.
Also, please remember to pray for us on February 10 which is the date that Nathan died in 1983. It is hard to imagine that he would be past 50 years old now. I must admit that I often wonder what he would look like at the age of 50+. Our tradition is to have a balloon launch for our three boys: Nathan, Ethan and Jimmy.
It has been nearly 2 weeks since I have fallen. I try very hard to avoid those falls, but I do seem to keep falling.
Thank you so much for your prayers on my behalf, and phone calls, letters and emails to me. They are such a comfort to me to think that my friends are remembering me and actually thinking of me.
Glen and Marilyn Heavilin