Here at Shell Point one can sometimes hear that retirement comes in three phases. There is the 'go-go' phase, the 'slow-go' phase and the 'no-go' phase. For 14 years Marian and I lived the 'go-go' phase of retirement to the max.
So three months ago when we got Marian's diagnosis it was like being slugged from behind and knocked from 'go-go' to 'no-go' in a moment of time, missing entirely the 'slow-go' phase. As Jim has pondered this it makes sense that much of the stress he has felt is due to the utter suddenness of the events. We can count on one hand the number of times we have left our home together in the past three months. Thankfully, our apartment is functional, attractive and well equipped and we really enjoy being with each other. While Marian continues with no pain, for which we are thankful, we would appreciate your prayer for wisdom and the effectiveness of medicines as she deals with digestive issues that keep us so close to home. We do treasure this time together and the continuing love of family and friends.