Sunday, October 27, 2013

Church Girl and Her Blessings

Last evening we double-dated with Jake and Sally and went to see a movie. Now finding a movie for Alzheimer's husbands is difficult. I read this anonymous plot summary below.

Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past. Miles is a retired high level drug trafficker who is now completely legitimate. Even though Miles has turned over a new leaf, the DEA can't seem to let him out of their sights. Miles' only downfall is that he is extremely loyal to his circle of friends and former colleagues who are not retired from the lucrative business. Struggling to keep on the right side of the law, Miles meets the one girl of his dreams but she's not the usual type of girl that he's used to dating. Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon) is a church girl in every sense of the word. They are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other. God continues to chip away at Miles through struggles from his past, having to live up to his reputation, feelings of unworthiness, the death of his mother, federal charges, his friends being indicted, the strain on his relationship with Vanessa, almost losing her in a near fatal car accident, and finally the spiritual breakdown and one on one with God that brings Miles to his knees.


Now the mechanics of getting a hubby with a walker and with Alzheimer's into the theatre are difficult, but because Sally and Jake were with us, it worked. Not seeing a handicapped spot nearby, I let all three of them and the walker off and went park the car.  Inside the theater hubby needed to sit in the lobby a while and Jake sat with him while Sally and I found places for the movie. Our husbands sat in handicapped seating and Sally and I sat in front of them. They were throughly entertained. How refreshing to have a movie where Jesus Christ, faith, and church attendance are featured and no swearing! Not all the actors and the dialogue were polished but enough happened so I cried. Miles even becomes a preacher at the end! Then the four of us went to dinner. When we left, Sally accompanied me to our car and when we got to the restaurant she told the security guard that we needed to stop in the street while we got a handicapped person into the car. 

Blessing one. Sally and I did have some privacy to talk about how it is going with our husbands.

Blessing two. Kenny smoothly moved in on hubby about 8 am Saturday morning. In our bedroom they took their pills as "pill popping buddies". Then skillfully without the nagging wife Kenny moved hubby into the master bath to shave him and have him take his shower as I have described on this blog.

Blessing three. Pharis and his two teenagers came over Saturday morning and here is a picture from the front yard. They added lava rock instead of mulch. Much just ends up on the porch in a heavy rain, but lava stays put. 


What a difference

Blessing four. Yes, I am a church girl and am grateful that I married a Christian gentleman like church girl Vanessa in the movie. My husband's faith shines through his Alzheimer's when he is not angry. When he is angry I ignore, although it is hard at times. Another blessing to my church going habits, is that Kenny has started going to our church with us. I so enjoy attending our two PM service, not at all like the stereotyped service in the movie. 

6 comments:

  1. It's nice that you can still do nice outings together. The little joys of a smooth shower routine, a lovely garden and good friends are a great cause for thanks to God! As you come to mind I pray for you both.

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    1. Laurie, your journey with your husband's ALZ prompts me to pray also. I love how you note blessings on your Facebook page. When I interviewed you on this blog, I had no idea that people would come into our lives to help like you have had. The LORD is so good.

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  2. I haven't heard of this movie but I'll keep my eye open for it. There is so little that interests me at the theaters. I'm glad you had a nice evening! A great stress reliever for sure! It sounds as if the Lord has blessed you in so many ways this week!

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  3. What a lovely outing for the four of you. Glad there were blessings to enjoy from it all.

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    1. Going to enjoy all outings while we can, Latane.

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