Hello from Greencroft

To my surprise I have experienced days in the Goshen Hospital because of weakness and confusion. Now I am in Greencroft Rehab. Greencroft has been remodeling and building editions.  I am the first resident of a new room.   I am being served well,  I remember some attendants and am remembered.

One corner of my room is dedicated to my computer.  So I hope to keep communicating. Tomorrow My Joy and I plan to eat lunch in the dining room.  After I began this blog Conrad and his wife Jill, and his son and daughter visited me.  Also I had a speech therapist work with me for an hour.

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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15 Responses to Hello from Greencroft

  1. Jep says:

    Best wishes old friend….Thank you for reporting in.
    I send my love to you and your Joy.

  2. harold Bauman says:

    Martin, a birdie told me that you were in the hospital. Sorry, I did not get to visit you there. I am glad to hear that you are released and in Greencroft Rehab. Much closer for your Joy to visit you.

    The new addition is some distance from the physical therapy suite. I am wondering if the therapists will come to you or whether you will have a long wheel chair ride. Either way, I am sure you will fare well. We will be praying that you will be re-energized and you will have clarity of mind. Blessings. Harold

  3. Freda Zehr says:

    So sorry to hear that, Martin, I pray that you will quickly recover. I am settled into my little third floor apartment at VMRC. I am finding that I really feel at home here–to my surprise! Please take care and get well.

  4. Beth Hooley says:

    Hi Martin,
    I didn’t realize you had been in the hospital! I’m glad to hear you’ve been released and are Greencroft to get stronger and much closer for your Joy to visit you. 🙂 I’ll have to check in with her and get an update. Wishing you a fast recovery!

  5. Audrey Metz says:

    Martin, we pray for a fast and full recovery for you. Enjoy lunch with Your Joy today, – and all the friends who will be delighted to see you out and about – and please give her our greetings!

    Ken Seitz and Audrey Metz

  6. Vera Steiner says:

    Sorry to learn you’re having some difficulty, Martin!!

    I trust you’ll be able to get to your “new, new” home
    real soon!

    Will see you soon.


  7. Wilmer says:

    Sorry cousin for your difficulties. I pray you will have a speedy recovery.

  8. Myron Augsburger says:

    My brother Martin, be assured of our prayerful support as you engage God’s grace in this experience. He is our strength and our completeness. Myron

    • One my therapists grew up in Park View a house a few rows below the top of the ridge of the hill behind the school, He said that he knew Augsburger boys as friends. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes.

  9. Connie F. Stauffer says:

    Cousin Martin—Wishing you well as you grow older with continuing changes in your life. Your theological insights and prophetic voice resonate well with me and many
    others! Hope to visit you while in Goshen July 10-14.

    Cousin Connie Stauffer

  10. Miriam Showalter says:

    Thank you for the update, Martin. I am so glad to hear that you are receiving good care, spending time with loved ones, and have computer access. I am so sorry to hear about the weakness and confusion. That can be scary. (You do not sound the least frightened, though. 🙂 )

  11. Sam Troyer says:

    I was there when Eldon was setting up your computer. I am glad to see you back on your blog. Greencroft is a good place to be. Hope things clear up for you. Betsy was there for rehab and I enjoyed eating with her in the dinning room. The Good Lord looks after His own real good. See you brother – Shalom – Sam

  12. Roberta and Harold Kreider says:

    It is good to know that you are able to use your computer again, Martin. We are thankful that you are getting good care at Greencroft. We are looking forward to visits from our Oregon daughter and our California grandson the first part of July. We are glad also for the grandchildren and great grandchildren in our area who stop by for visits and for family nights that we are able to attend. Life is quite different for us at 89 and 91. We are enjoying reading good and challenging books and staying home more than ever before.

  13. Mary bew says:

    Thanks for keeping in touch. Pneumonia? We keep learning!

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