I will start writing about Parkinson’s. My wife Sandie was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). We have been married 34 years. I will write about how PD has affected our relationship. What does it mean for our relationship? How does it impact our children? We are Christians who believe in the goodness of God. So, I must also write about the question everyone asks who believes in the power and goodness of God and experiences PD or any debilitating disease: Why? “God, why is this happening to my wife?” “God, if you have a good purpose and plan, then what is it?”
I have written several “reflections” on love and PD while I am serving as a chaplain resident at a veteran’s medical center. I will include these insights and “revelations” from the Spirit.