Don awoke this morning and was, as Heather describes, 75% lucid. That is great news, after the past several days when moments of lucidness have been rare. Tonight when I saw him Don was about 95% lucid. I welcomed him back from his “walkabout,” the term used by Australian aborigines to describe a time when they go wandering in the bush.

Johnny and Bo had just been there to see him, and he tearfully recalled the affection, the hugs, the expressions of love from his boys. He longs for extended and uninterrupted time with them and with Heather. He also felt tired out from visits (which he loves), and expressed a need for quiet time to catch up on thinking, on reading, on writing.

Don, Heather & I discussed the issue of time while he is still at the hospital. They asked that 1-5pm each day be set aside for quiet time, and for family only. I said I would ask through the blog that all of us honor that time period, and to keep our visits to other times.

What an encouragement that Don has the clearness of mind to ask for the private time. Let’s keep pounding on God’s door with our prayers. Things are moving in the right direction!

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3 Comments so far

  1. abdoulaye sarr on November 27, 2007 10:45 pm

    Its so good to hear from you dear friend.
    I just want you to know that you have soldiers of prayers praying for you all over the world ,what a great testamony you are .
    You are an ancouragement to all of us.
    Welcome back,God bless you.

  2. JLK on November 28, 2007 11:56 am


    Words are inadequate to describe how the authenticity of your faith and love inspire me as I travel on my own spiritual journey. Your light shines so brightly and your willingness to share is a blessing to all.

    John Kim

  3. peter holland on November 28, 2007 4:12 pm

    Dear Don,

    John Holland and I have both been praying for you, Heather and the boys. Your peace and grace, your hope, faith, and love, are an inspiration everyday.

    I look forward to coffee and pumpkin pie with you soon.

    God bless you,


    P.S. I had to take the doorknob off of John’s door this morning to get him to go to school. I think I could have used a little more peace and grace:).

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