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Monday, March 11, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 591 - Guess I'll Stay Awhile

This is getting boring...it still gets worse.

Lymph nodes in the groin make walking hard, lymph noes in the armpits mean I can't lower my arms and I look like I'm doing the perpetual Funky Chicken...and my respiration's trotting along at a happy 20 per minute, interpresed by coughs that are deep, and epic.

I'd say it's hard to stay happy, but it really isn't. Too dumb to despair, I guess, while dancing.

To live is Christ, to die is gain;
Saint Paul is surely right,
but since my going would leave some pain,
I'm going to stay and fight.
People say, you've done enough,
all that one man can do,
you don't need to prove you're tough
'cause that's all we know of you.
But I have dogs, I have a wife,
and they take up all my heart.
Every day I give my life,
die in sleep, and then restart.
The goal is not in the least confused;
I'll go 'till the last of me is used.

And in case you've forgotten (though I know you haven't), here's how to do the Funky Chicken.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.

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  1. "until the last of me is used." poured out as a drink offering, or maybe in your case pored out! ...Funky chicken and all, oh how you inspire us, Andrew.

    To live is Christ.....

    1. Jane, thank you so very, very much for this loving affirmation.

      You're in our prayers.

  2. Just amazing. You're amazing. The Funky Chicken, no less. Made me smile. Blessings and Joy, Andrew.

    1. My dear Norma, I am so glad to give you a smile, and so grateful for your loving, kind thoughts!

  3. I still can't believe how poetic you've become in this season, Andrew! It really is a delight.

    Maybe a compilation of your work is in order??


    1. Linda, thank you so much

      I have been saving the poems, and sending a uplicate copy o the file to a friend so that they're preserved. The thought is perhaps to link them with Scripture for a kind of devotional.

      Smiles back!

  4. (((((Andrew)))))

    Annie in Texas

  5. Andrew, this is such a beautiful post. You pour yourself out until there's no more to pour out. You are a blessing to so many, my friend. Sorry for the cliché, but it's true. Thank you for your words, your heart, and for the honesty in your writing. I conting to pray for you, Barb, and the dogs.

    1. Jeanne, it's such a compliment, and no cliche! I am so honoured.

      We are all very, very grateul for your prayers.

  6. I know your pain isn't fun, but your post and video certainly are!

  7. Too dumb to despair...Andrew you are Too funny. You have joy, pure joy, in your pain. And you give that joy to us. I'm so sorry for your suffering, but so glad you are still here with us.

    1. Mary, thank you so much for this.

      Tonight's very tough, but I'm glad to still be here, as well.