A personal story of renewal and the power of love ...
Ripley is 92 (by far exceeding his family's life expectancy which he attributes to Spirulina ... especially since he had been a sickly child ... growing up with health challenges (opportunities).
Last week he broke his collar bone on a fall around the swimming pool. This made walking (with canes) challenging, especially since he was now unable to use his only good arm. Of course his spirit, wit and brilliance is indominable. Very
inspiring, knowledgeable and creative ... he is VERY fun to hang with!
Watching Denise take care of him ... from lifting support out of a chair, driving us all over the place, cooking, cleaning, hosting a large Spirulina event at the house .. I was marveling at her strength, energy and youthfulness.
When I asked her about it, she told me just a few years ago, she was in a facility and preparing to die! Wow, unbelievable!
They had spent much of their lives working to set up small spirulina farms in Africa and India, with a particularly challenging last trip in India. Some time after that trip she began losing her memory until it reached a point where she couldn't remember how to chew! The doctors reccommended she go to a nursing home. That was not a place of healing, but of dying. Not being able to chew, she was dying of malnutrition. She was becoming old and feeble and Ripley wasn't doing so hot either ... so she thought this was the end of the line for the two of them.
Ripley went to visit her every day ... over 50 miles away and had to find someone to drive most of the time ... for over a year! Every day!
Around the time she thought was the end ... Denise said, she saw the hand of God ... Jesus let her know he had her back and she told Ripley to get her out of there or she would soon die. He fought the administration and got her out that day! The rest is herstory!
Resurrection! Jesus, Ripley along I'm sure with Spirulina and her own strong will ... And she's back younger and stronger then ever (memory seems perfect to me as well!)
We've all reached those times when we thought something in our life was over ... end of romance ... then fell head over heals in love ... end of career ... then the biggest opportunity ever ... end of passion in a number of ways ... then one day we woke up and there it was (or will be for those waiting/given up). The spirit of god/goddess in her many forms. Denise gave me a book about the bible written by a woman and given to her by her mother. That's one smart women ... she knows how to intice a person ... I'm reading it! She grew up in a missionary family ... with the mission to bring love/god/spirit into center stage in ones life.