Since early 2013, I've been struggling with a slipped disc which caused an increasing amount of pain as the months drew on. I was first put on codeine, then tramadol, then long release morphine. About a week and a half ago I did something to my back (these things are never really certain) which caused even more pain, and now I'm on liquid morphine. I'm practically a walking chemists..!
Anyway, I've been laid out for all that time - this is literally the first time I've been able to oversee the blog in a fair while. Owen kindly wrote a notice over at the TLD Facebook page but I thought it good to tell you here, too.
My wife has been absolutely incredible throughout all of this, being both nurse and companion as well as fulfilling her duties as a full-time teacher. My Church family, too, has been amazing - organising a prayer evening for Jo and I which we were able to attend. So many family members and friends have sent cards, gifts, cooked meals for us, etc. So many are praying and sending their thoughts in our direction. We feel such a deep gratitude for this such that words cannot easily express.
If you're a praying person, please pray for myself and Jo my wife - as well as the TLD blog in general.
What does this mean for the blog in general? Not an awful lot. Business will return as normal as I slowly improve, and as Owen and Aaron become more able to write and post material. You can expect to see this happen within 2/3 weeks!