Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hurting, in more ways than one....

It's nothing traumatic or dangerous. It's not extreme....but for the past two weeks, my Dear Hubby has not felt well. He can't really put a finger on it, exactly. He is having a hard time turning and moving in bed. He can't move his legs on their own, but I made some leg lifters for him quite a while back and he's been able to use those, up until now. His legs are aching more and more, he's getting weaker and some days, it's just better for him to rest in bed.

I hate times like this. Times when the one you are caring for needs help and while you do what you can, it doesn't alleviate their discomfort. My husband does not complain....but it's hard to hear him say time and time again, "I don't know honey, I just don't feel good." "I just can't get comfortable." My heart hurts for him and I just wish I could wave a magic wand and make him feel better.

If you have a few moments, please pray for him and for us. That he will be able to rest comfortably and that his legs will stop aching. And, pray for me, that I will have the energy and strength to do what needs to be done each day.

2 comments:

WhiteStone said...

We will be in prayer for the two of you; that DH's legs improve or at least stop aching and also for you that you continue to rest in Christ's love and His strength. The caregivee knows that you yourself are not the cure-all but having you there is a great stress reliever for him. My hubby's love comforts me even in those moments that he can do nothing for me.

Laurie said...

Paula,

I wish you and your husband the best -- the courage and grace you both show is amazing and very honorable.

Good luck -- I will be saying a prayer for you this evening.