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It seems that the past couple of years have been colored with the word tired. It hasn’t been from too much activity or exercise, but it has been the emotional tired that comes from watching a loved one go downhill and feeling that the things you try to do to help aren’t working. Obviously, I knew that not everything would work. That is the name of the game when it comes to issues with the brain, but at various checkpoints, I found myself becoming overwhelmingly discouraged as I watched my husband seem to go downhill.

It seems that the past couple of years have been colored with the word tired. It hasn't been from too much activity or exercise, but it has been the emotional tired that comes from watching a loved one go downhill. Click To Tweet

I knew that depression played a part. It was being treated. But there was also the problem of not over treating him with medications that the doctor was trying to take into consideration as well. On our last visit, his medication was increased. The difference has been quite dramatic! stop He wakes up in the mornings now…and gets up! He isn’t falling back to sleep either.

When you have been married as long as we have, you realize how connected you are. You realize how much you make up for each other too. So that when one of you is “injured”, it affects the other. Or when one of you is doing well, it also affects the other.

Ron’s improvement in the past month, although it hasn’t improved some of his other symptoms, has cheered me up and energized me. I find myself relaxing more. I don’t have to go through the stress of trying to wake him up repeatedly only to return and find him back in the bed. He is now awake. He is getting ready to go places. Yes, he is still slow and we will still probably be late wherever we go, but I haven’t had to work as hard to get us there.

Ron's improvement in the past month, although it hasn't improved some of his other symptoms, has cheered me up and energized me. I find myself relaxing more. Click To Tweet

Baby steps. We are both less tired. Some of our emotions are healing. I am learning to trust GOD more as well…as I have through this whole process.

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
    his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
    and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.

 Isaiah 40:28-31
Today is FiveMinuteFriday. We write on one word for five minutes…or so. No edits or corrections. I’m sorry, I can’t leave the misspelled words. Today’s word is tired.