Day 16 – King of Kings

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Day 16 – Grateful

Today was another good day.  I think sleeping is really helping this beat up old body to heal.  I have been getting between 10 to 12 hours of basically uninterrupted sleep every day.  I am probably getting up twice, but come on I’m still drinking at least 2 liters a day and I am 62!  Today I cleaned the house, well most of it, I ran out of gas when I got to the kitchen counters and table, but I did get the floor mopped. I just hit that 4 hour wall and had to sit down.  Kat is taking another 4 day weekend and said she will finish up while I sleep tomorrow. It is so nice to have her around to pick up my slack and make it so easy for me to heal.  I know without a doubt that I would not be as far along as I am without her and Jan’s help.  I am really looking forward to my soak tonight.  All this activity the last couple of days has made me a little sore.  I am afraid to see what real exertion brings.  Food is going down fine and I am finding that I can eat just about anything.  I tried an apple and a snickers bar.  Both were basically tasteless, but I was able to eat both without additional water which is huge.  I will probably stick to my peanut butter sandwiches as a staple because at least I get an additional glass of water in.  Tonight was scrambled eggs, sausage and toast.

Ok, I am going to share with something with you that some of you won’t believe.  My absolute favorite Christmas piece, or Easter piece,  has always been the Hallelujah Chorus, from Handel’s Messiah.  No matter when or where I hear it I end up in tears before the end of the piece.  I remember being a young child in church singing along in church with the hymnal in hand and was struck at that age with the majesty and greatness of God celebrated in this song.  I don’t care whose version, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Royal Choral Society, or any local choir I am always brought to tears with the majesty of our Lord.  Today I saw a version of a group had gathered in a mall food court and spontaneously started singing and I was bawling before it was over.  I shared it on Facebook and Kat played it when she got home  – you guessed it crying again.  When I see the video I see the joy on the faces of  the singers as well as the viewing audience and the glory of God rings in my heart.  King of Kings and Lord of Lords Hallelujah!  Ok, for those of you as struck as me here is the clip Flash Mob Hallelujah Chorus   oops, I did it again testing the link….lol


LESSON OF THE DAY – “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”     Bernard Meltzer


Author: Don

Hi my name is Don Penny I am a professional woodturner in Jacksonville, FL. I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 3 lymph nodes and the base of the tongue and this is my story of day to day life while fighting cancer.

2 thoughts on “Day 16 – King of Kings”

  1. I love the Hallelujah Chorus as well. I saw the Facebook posting and had the same response as you. I am so glad to see that you are getting back to normal a little bit more every day. Keep the difficult work.


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