Saturday, April 4, 2009

Progress...

Progress... it is such a hopeful thing. I am seeing a lot of progress with Tim. I am not sure that he sees it as much as I do but it is there.

Yesterday marked three weeks since the end of his radiation treatments and there are a lot of things that are different compared to three weeks ago. There is a quote that I like but Marie Curie that says,
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."

I think that Tim would wholeheartedly agree with that. The three weeks have felt, at times, that they have dragged by and it was for certain not an easy time for him. But, it is the sluggishness of time and difficulty of the incline that has brought new appreciation for both. While it has been lingering and wearing, it has brought a stretching and a reaching of our hearts and souls...a reaching that brings us nearer to Him.

As time moves on, so do we. We either fight time or we embrace it. While I cannot say I do not fight it, I do long to embrace it and look ahead to what lies beyond this trial of our hearts.

"...but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before," ~Philippians 3:13~

5 comments:

Debbi said...

Hello Loretta
I am glad to hear that you are seeing some progress with Tim. That is great news!! I am sure it is not as apparent to Tim as he is the one who is not seeing it as "clearly" as you or others around him. Keeping ya'll in my thoughts and prayers.

Patty said...

I was thinking about you during Pres Eyring's talk today!

Loretta Valenta said...

YES! Talk about cry -- I was a mess! But it was a talk that I can hardly wait to have in print!

Dotti said...

Hey Loretta, anymore good news for Tim's progress, you Mother is waiting..Hope all is going to the plus side for you both. Keep the faith as I know you will...

Coopers said...

Glad your family will all be together and you can enjoy a nice visit. Family togetherness with lots of love and laughter-the best medicine ever!