Friday, January 07, 2011

What a Glorious Way to Start a New Year - no Dementia

What a way to start the new year!  From watching my husband's mental health get worse and worse, to seeing a sudden wonderful change taking place, it is all so hard to fathom.  I was resigned to having lost my husband; it was more like having to look after a small child, but now, praise the Lord, I have my husband back.
He is doing all the things he couldn't do a month ago.  He is taking care of all his personal needs; he is using the telephone, operating his computer on his own, and reading short books; he is even starting to talk about building a bookshelf, (with a little bit of help from a son-in-law) all things that he couldn't even attempt a month ago.
The Lord has been answering prayer, and I am overwhelmed.
The changes started happening quite suddenly after I prayed for wisdom to know what I should be doing.  You can check my Everyday Christian Blog for more about how it happened.
Bruce is now thinking logically.  I can run things by him like I used to, and I appreciate that fact more than I ever did before.
It's been almost a month now since the improvements started, and I still Thank God for each new day that Bruce wakes up and talks to me without getting all confused.  Today he went to the doctor's office and did the same cognitive test that he had done before, the one that convinced the doctor that he was beyond hope.  This time I think he aced the test.
But the most beautiful thing to see happened this evening.  We were at a music night at friends and someone asked for prayer.  Bruce led in prayer for her, and the same anointing was there when he prayed, just like it used to be.  God's not finished with him yet!!
A doctor in Toronto told me once that he would never preach again.  I can't wait to see God prove her
wrong! Thank You Lord.

Note: If you compare the picture taken today with ones from before he started getting better you will see a huge difference.

For the previous post see: 2010 The Year of Challenges

3 comments:

  1. Carol what a wonderful answer to prayer---God bless you both..
    Brenda J Wood
    http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com

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  2. It is so wonderful to hear hope in your writing. God bless you, and I continue to pray for both you and Bruce. What a testament to God's love you both are.

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  3. God is soo wonderful! I don't know if you clicked the link to find out how it happened, but if you haven't, please do I know it will amaze you, and, you never know, it may be of help to someone you know as well.

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