Last Monday, Robin had a pacemaker inserted at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. The surgery went fine, and he’s had a good week. He’s wearing a sling on his left arm to keep him from raising it above shoulder level or stretching it out too far—can’t do anything that might pull out those wires inserted into his heart! He’ll be limited to light exercise and no driving until after his follow-up appointment with the doctor on July 14, but by then he should be completely healed and free to get back out on the golf courses. He can hardly wait!
Those of you who have been following this blog know the ups and downs he’s had the past year—with episodes of sudden drops in heart rate, light-headedness, and sometimes fainting. His memory loss has also been a problem, due in part to his fluctuating heart rate and lack of steady blood supply to his brain. We’re hoping the pacemaker will remedy many of these problems.
Today is Father’s Day, and I’m so thankful for Robin! He’s been a wonderful husband for me and a great father to our three children. The verse on the Father’s Day card I gave him was perfect, I thought. (I wish I had written this!)
To My Husband on Father’s Day
Our lives have changed
and so have we
since all those years ago,
when we were young
and full of dreams
and loved each other so.
But through the changes
that have come
and made us more mature,
there also is serenity
a feeling we’re secure
in knowing that our love survives
through everything we face,
and this great love we’ve shared so long
could never be replaced.
That’s why, as I remember
that the years are passing too,
I don’t mind growing older,
sharing life and love with you.
Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there today!