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24 February, 2022 15:43

February 24, 2022

My days are long and lonely.

Tears flow freely.

Silence seems deafening at times.

Sleep provides some solace until interrupted by ‘How long will this go on?’

Death is final, allowing you to move on, but this seems endless.

They call it ‘the long goodbye’ for a reason.

In case you’re not aware, my wife is now confined to a home for Alzheimer patients,

Alzheimer’s is a cruel tyrant that controls both you and your loved one.

The constant ‘take me home’ at every visit tears you apart emotionally.

You feel guilty every time you have to say goodbye.

Your home becomes just a house again, with none to share it with.

It begins to dawn on you that this is how it’s going to be from now on.

I’m learning that self-pity is a deadly poison and praise is the only antidote for it.

Since pearls are created from problems, I’m determined to have a cluster of them before long.

In the midst of everything I’m learning to count my blessings.

Please pray for my wife as she has the most difficult role in this ‘long goodbye.’

This is the time to remember that 57 years ago I vowed, ‘for better or for worse.’

Our future together is one of everlasting peace and blessing and well worth looking forward to.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Eric Miller permalink
    February 24, 2022 3:47 pm

    We love you brother Ravenhill. As a former BRSM student we have followed your ministry as much as possible over the years. We are agreeing in prayer over both you and your wife.

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