I push my abilities pretty hard. Try harder, concentrate more, get it done has been what I aspire to. That’s rewarding. Probably everyone says that they aspire to the same thing but this is my story.
I have been fighting pretty hard to continue… there has been a long list of what I have tried pretty hard to continue, but the latest is eating and drinking.
I started having trouble swallowing safely a couple years ago. I had a feeding tube installed last year because they said that it was now or never for the surgery (they were probably correct) but I was intent on continuing to eat. You can get a long way with concentrated effort. Focus more, try harder.
The downside of this strategy, not that I would really call it a downside, is that when you hit the wall, you really hit the wall. There is no more concentration to be had.
Presently, I am not feeling too well and am being treated for aspiration pneumonia.
Often times, what you want and reality are not compatible with each other. Keep moving. Get on with it. However, don’t think that I take this lightly or am inoculated with some special zen-like qualities. With diminished possibilities, meals had become our love language through both cooking and date night excursions. As always, we are now trying to figure out ways to adjust and persist.
Love to you Dave! Lebe
PS we just had a nice visit with Glenn, Patti and kids in Cincy.
We love you, David and God is using you to touch many, many people!may God pour His love and peace upon your heart, mind and soul.
Love you David. I listened to the wind in the pines today
I’m holding you close to my heart right now, David. Love you so much.
Always enjoy your insights, on practically everything. Maybe genetic – we are similar. The accident where you lost your front teeth as a young boy. The doctor said you were so brave. You replied “I’ll scream if you want me to”. …wish you didn’t have to lead the way.
Love You little brother.