Rodney from Ohio

My name is Rodney, I'm the senior Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church. My wife's name is Henrietta. My wife has been diagnosed with MS 2008. Since then she went from using a cane to walker now in a transport chair. She used to have to take a shot every day in seven different locations of her body. I was the one who had to administer the shots. Now she take her meds orally. We've been married for 41 years with three daughters. To see my wife who was very active and a registered nurse to now becoming somewhat dependent on others to bathe her, clothe her and cook for her is sometimes devastating to her. I don't mind taking care of her because if it was me she would do the same thing. It becomes difficult for me sometimes especially being a full time Pastor of a church of over 1,000 members. But my church has been very supportive. There are times when my wife can't even get out of the bed. I would have to lift her to put her in her chair to take her to the bathroom. She has her good days and bad days. Thanks be to God many of them have been good days. Even though there is no cure for MS so my prayer to God is, "God I know You have the power to deliver her from the disease but If you choose to not to deliver her in it." Currently she has a caregiver who assists me in taking care of her. Thank You for allowing me to share some of my story.

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