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  1. Cheryl Adkins
    March 19, 2023 @ 5:56 pm

    What a delightful blog post to read on this sunny Sunday after a slightly breezy walk with my sweetheart, Russ.
    Thank you for the post and for the update. I will enjoy perusing all the links you shared as well! God bless you bunches.
    I’m marking my calendar and setting an alarm on my phone so I remember to pray especially on March 21st for the very best outcome for you through your surgery. I am acquainted with the perils of anesthesia so safety for your brain will definitely be one focus of my prayers for you that day.
    I am believing with you and Peter for only good to come of this surgery, dear Gerda, and look forward to reading your update on the other side of that day.
    Your friend and fellow dementia warrior,


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 5, 2023 @ 12:45 pm

      Dear Cheryl, I belatedly have to let you know that your prayers came through for me–the surgery went very well and I feel totally recovered. My head was really off for a while, but is now not so far in space any more! I love to think of you as my “fellow dementia warrior.” It’s always so good that one is not alone in understanding the complexities of the disease. I with you and Russ a world of blessings. So good to be your friend and that you are mine.


  2. Caro
    March 20, 2023 @ 2:05 am

    Dear Gerda

    My thoughts are with you for your surgery. I read your blog regularly and always find your honesty and creativity thought provoking and uplifting. Thank you for taking the time to write and for sharing your experiences.


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 5, 2023 @ 12:46 pm

      Dear Caro, as you see I am very behind in responding to your wonderful comment. Thanks for telling me that my blog means something to me. That is what inspires me to write even when I am down and I feel I have nothing to say. I appreciate you being in touch. So glad to have your love and encouragement.


  3. shen
    March 20, 2023 @ 7:32 pm

    You sound very chipper and that makes me glad–not as glad as I will be at this time tomorrow though. All my atheist prayers will be with you and I KNOW my faith will be answered. Because this universe needs you and Dona Quixote to be done with these pain-in-the-butt (!) problems and return to a life of goodness and joy. Big Hug…


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 5, 2023 @ 12:49 pm

      Dearest Shen, As you see I am about three blog posts behind on responding to comments! Thank my lucky stars that I have been able to comment to you constantly about everything hard as well as joyful in my life. I treasure our weekly Zooms and am so grateful for the get-togethers over coffee. You are my example of how to live amid difficulties far beyond what i have ever experienced. Love you so much.


  4. Maxine Brink
    March 21, 2023 @ 4:52 pm

    Dear Gerda, I have always appreciated aspects of the Pilgrim’s Progress. Thanks for your insights. Blessings to you in surgery and recovery. Maxine


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 5, 2023 @ 4:28 pm

      Dear Maxine, so lovely to hear from you–a fellow pilgrim in finding the “straight way” out of Dante’s and Bunyan’s twisty roads to wherever we find our Celestial Kingdom. Thanks for your good wishes for my surgery–they have worked! I now feel completely recovered. My best to you and yours.


  5. Joyce Richardson
    March 21, 2023 @ 5:23 pm

    Your surgery is probably completed. I am praying that you and Peter have all of the mercies that you need, as you recover.


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 5, 2023 @ 4:29 pm

      Thanks so much for your prayers, Joyce. It took me so long to respond to your kind comment that I am, indeed, well recovered from my surgery. My warmest wishes to you and yours.


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