The morning started off with me putting my contacts in the opposite eye of where they were supposed to be. When I went to read, I immediately recognized the problem and went and switched them. Oh, that I would be as quick to desire to correct every choice from the beginning when it is not what it is supposed to be. I also learned that it doesn’t matter how hard and long I push the volume button on the computer, if Larry’s ear buds are plugged in the volume is silent.
We walked again after breakfast. I was a little slower, but we did it. My gait seems to be changing some for the better and using muscles in a different way in the process. As long as we are praying for a miracle, I am asking God to heal my back and ability to walk. Two more days and we will have the final day of treatments for this trip. We walked again this afternoon.
When we were deciding where to stay for our trip, we looked at the resort hotels along the coast. When we settled on the May date for treatments, we found out that the Sheraton had just opened a new hotel that adjoined the Galenia Hospital. It was much more reasonably priced and seemed to be the best choice for us. I don’t think it was by accident that this place was where we needed to stay.
Between the hotel and hospital, we have had great places to eat. With the hotel being so new, there have not been many people eating there, with the exception of Mother’s Day. Some days we have been the only ones there so we have had lots of attention by the waiters and really gotten to spend time with them. These places have been a big answer to prayer for me since I really wanted to keep with my diet. The chef at the hotel, Pedro, has been wonderful about making me a combination for a meal, even if it is not on the menu. He is most pleased when we compliment his efforts and express gratitude.
We have enjoyed getting to know our main waiters, Odaliz Suzetthe, Oscar, and Antonio. Odaliz Suzetthe is a college student from Mexico City. She will finish her first year as an international hotel management student next week. She works at the hotel from 3:15 – 11:00 p.m., goes home, studies until 1:00 a.m., then goes to school from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. She knows we are praying for her as she takes her finals starting on Saturday. Antonio has become more confident using his English with us this week. After hearing us use our limited Spanish, he knew he was safe. Oscar heartily greets us each day. He calls Larry “Pastor Larry.” He has a wife and two children. After our meal, Oscar freshly grinds the coffee beans and makes Larry a cup of coffee.
Debbie, Odaliz Suzetthe, Oscar, Larry
Debbie, Antonio, Oscar, Odaliz
Tony and Karen have become very dear to us. After dinner last night, we spent over an hour visiting. Tony will have his last treatment at 8:00 Wednesday morning. They moved his time up an hour and he wanted to make sure Larry knew so he could pray for him again before he has the procedure. It’s amazing to see Larry minister, not because it’s his job, but rather his lifestyle.
Karen, Tony. Debbie, Larry
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and posts. We feel them and know God is faithfully answering for our good. You are loved and appreciated.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.