November 21, 2013

It Goes Without Saying....

Yet I feel it needs to be said. Lena, my wife for 37 years, is my primary care giver. She has been with me, by my side on this ALS journey these past 2 and a half years. My life has drastically changed, and hers has as well. 

It is difficult for me to be a husband to her and to communicate with her. She misses that most of all. Taking care of me takes a mental, emotional and physical toll on her. I pray for her every day that the Lord would strengthen her for this task. Needless to say, I love her very much. 

The road ahead is going to be more difficult, but God is faithful to His Word and promises never to leave us or forsake us.



  1. Yes, the Lord is faithful and He will continue to take care of both of you, now and in the future.
    With love and praying for you,
    Mary VanD.

  2. Keeping you both in our prayers.

  3. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10

    'k Zal dan gedurig bij U zijn,
    In al mijn noden, angst en pijn;
    U al mijn liefde waardig schatten,
    Wijl Gij mijn rechterhand woudt vatten.
    Gij zult mij leiden door Uw raad,
    O God, mijn heil, mijn toeverlaat;
    En mij, hiertoe door U bereid,
    Opnemen in Uw heerlijkheid!

    Wien heb ik nevens U omhoog?
    Wat zou mijn hart, wat zou mijn oog,
    Op aarde nevens U toch lusten?
    Niets is er, waar ik in kan rusten.
    Bezwijkt dan ooit, in bitt're smart
    Of bangen nood, mijn vlees en hart,
    Zo zult Gij zijn voor mijn gemoed
    Mijn Rots, mijn Deel, mijn eeuwig goed.

    God bless you and your family, w're praying for you!

  4. Henk & Chantal VanderMeijdenNovember 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    praying for the both of you! may God bless you both abundantly day after day.

  5. Praying for you, I know the road ahead will not get easier. Stay strong and trust.

  6. Love this picture! the smiles of the two of you shine with Gods Love He has given you for each other and His care over you as you go through difficult days and we pray He will continue to give you both His Grace in the days ahead.May it help to know others care and pray daily for you's!