A Birthday Wish for a Parkinsons Patient…

In one of my flower posts I mentioned how we touch people with our lives, sometimes without even realizing it.  There are some people who come into our lives, and they have such a profound effect on us that we are changed from that moment forward for the better.  We never look at life the same way again, their mark upon us is permanent, and we realize that the only explanation is that God orchestrated it to be just so.

I recently started following terry1954 who is the sole caregiver for a brother with mental challenges as well as Advanced Parkinson’s Disease.  In her posts, she chronicles her days as care giver and her struggles to find meaning in her life and her brother’s.

It struck a chord with me how much faith she has in God, even though her struggles are many as she watches her brother die by inches every day.  In a situation where many would lose their faith, hers is strengthened.

The result of sharing this with the blogosphere is passing on the faith to others.  It also sets an example of strength in the face of adversity, and in my case, humbles me with regards to my own struggles in life and how I view them.

I would like to ask my readers for two things.  The first is, to visit terry’s sight.  I am certain that in her pages you will find strength where you did not know it existed.  The second is to link to the Facebook page she has set up for her brother to wish him a happy birthday.  It doesn’t matter that you don’t know him.  They both need the kindness that humanity has the ability to bring to them.

Thank you for reading.

Terry’s Website:  http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/my-brothers-birthday-surprise-from-you-to-him/

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30 Responses to A Birthday Wish for a Parkinsons Patient…

  1. magsx2 says:

    I visited Terry blog, and how thoughtful that a special facebook page has been made, I don’t have facebook otherwise I would go pay a visit.

  2. jmgoyder says:

    I already subscribe – what a lovely thought – thanks and will do the FB thing.

  3. terry1954 says:

    bless you All, i so appreciate your efforts. i love you for this. what you are doing for my brother is my hope of seeing a smile from him on his darkest days of pain and confusion

  4. A very nice gesture, Arnel!

  5. i mayfly says:

    For me this post represents one of the highest and most noble purposes of blogging – to spread hope and inspiration and maybe lighten the load of another. Good Job, Arnel.

  6. Terry my heart goes out to you and you have a new follower. I have to say that I do not pray often but I will be praying for you. You seem to have a heart of gold and I hope that one day you will be rewarded for it.

    My sister now 30 has cerebral palsy and I watched my father not only choose to take on the responsibility of taking care of her after his divorce but he did such a fabulous job. I admired him for it and I know how hard it was for him to be there to do everything for her. I admire you too Terry because although I would like to think I could make such a sacrifice I am not really sure if I could. This world really does need people like you. You rock Terry!!

    Once I leave work I will make sure to visit the facebook link and wish your brother a happy birthday..

  7. Elisa says:

    This was such a genuinely kind thought, Arnel. I’ve been out of town, so I may be late for the Birthday surprise, but I look forward to visiting their blog and wishing them well!


  8. Lovely post..will definitely visit Terry’s site and also like her page. All the best, Jenny

  9. intergenerational says:

    Feels good at last trying to help-nice gesture from you!!!

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