This day has been filled with ups and downs. On the down side Anita had 3 "seizures" today (we are still not sure what to call them because she is conscious during them but loses control of muscles, she often shakes tremendously, and her vision and speech are often (but not always) impaired during them). She had one at 5 AM one at 10 AM and one just tonight at 11:45 PM. On the up side, this has been a sweet time in our marriage. We have never been closer.
I am grateful that I can be with Anita helping her, holding her, praying with her, crying and laughing with her through one of the biggest trials of her life. For both of us to think about what life would be like for the other if either of us were to be gone has made these moments some of the sweetest in our lives. Together we have evaluated what is most important in this life, and for us it is to use our lives to bring glory to God however He sees fit. We pray for our children, that they too will know Him. Together we repent of selfishness that distracts us and keeps us from enjoying our marriage, our children, and life.
We were humbled to read John 17 tonight and note how in Jesus' prayer before the trial of the cross - he had five verses to pray for Himself and twenty verses to pray for others.
thanks for praying for Anita.