Words with Deep Meaning
I was standing in the welcome center when one of the people who attend the noontime AA group walked in and said, “Pastor, you are looking good.” A compliment like that has always been nice to hear. Those words have taken on a deeper meaning since May. When people speak them today what they are saying is, “You look healthy and strong.” In the past when someone shared those words in my direction they were commenting on how I looked in the clothes Nancy had laid out for me to wear. Yes, Nancy picks out my clothes when I go out in public. For some reason I lost the right and freedom to pick out my own clothes years ago. Something about stripes and plaids not going together…who knew?
I appreciate the deeper meaning of those words today. They mean even more when I am actually feeling good when someone sends them my way. Today I am feeling pretty good. We pushed back one of my treatments by a week so I have two chemo free weeks back to back for the first time since May. It is amazing how much more energy and stamina I have. Last night I watched Thursday night football and did not fall asleep in the middle of the game! To fully appreciate what that means you have to understand I drove from Albany, NY to Kennett Square, PA earlier in the day. Normally a trip like that would have put me in my chair and out like a light in five minutes. [Read more…]