My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease yesterday. It is almost a relief. I had been so afraid that is was Alzheimer’s. The thought of your own mind betraying you & not knowing who you are is frightening. It was a fearful thing to think about for my wonderful Pop. I’ve been praying that God would be merciful. That my dad would not have to suffer & not know anything or who he was.
My Papa told me last night that Parkinson’s was just one step closer to being with the Lord. He said that all that he had to do was make sure that his heart was right with the Lord & then just keep on living. That is trust!
We thank You, O God! We give thanks because You are near! Psalm 75:1
Because God is near I can still praise Him—even through Parkinson’s!