We seem to have hit a nice plateau that I will describe as "The New Normal". Marian seems to be stable for the time being, even improving in energy and increasing in activity. Today Jim returned to find that Marian had stripped the bed of its covering, taken it to the laundry room across the hall and washed, dried and then reinstalled it on the bed! Marian sits up all day, does some walking in the long hallway, and enjoys laughing and smiling, sometimes at my clumsy cooking!
We have been overwhelmed by the loving care of friends who have, often unannounced, done little things and big things to make our days go more smoothly and easily.
But Easter has reminded us also that as believers in the risen Savior, we live a "new normal" life. No longer do we need fear death as the end of all that is worthwhile, but welcome it as the entrance into an eternal life, the full nature of which we can glimpse but not fully grasp. God is still God, and He is still Good!