A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Friday, August 7, 2009

so he said

Am I in the garden...or in the yard..or anything
right now ???....no...still in the recliner...and it looks
like this is going to be a bit of a process....
I am NOW awaiting the approval for surgery--
per doctor's orders today.
He said, Mrs.____ if you were my mother, I would
recommend surgery at this point. He is young and
is VERY kind and frank... I kind of like that.
I am not too happy as it looks like I have weeks ahead
of me.....recliner'ing....and trying not to feel sorry for myself
.....""IT could be WORSE, I know that""
--I am accomplishing some crafty projects here and there
but oh ...I miss yard sales, and thrift shops and mainly
CHURCH !!!!!.....
Just venting a bit here today..."This too shall pass"
and I just want the Lord to teach me what HE alone
can teach . So....I will just take this as from Him and
know that even something like this is part of HIS plan for me...
for you, it might be something different...we ALL have something,
don't we ?
Trying not to have a pity party here....ahhhh...but the flesh wants
to here and there....so...that is it..just being a bit real....


Mrs. Julie Fink said...

I was just thinking about you and was about to e-mail you and find out how you were doing. I'll keep praying. Also, I read Mrs. Chappell's book last year and I loved it!

Abounding Treasures said...

Go ahead and *be real* ~ we all understand ... I know I do :o)

Having to sit in a recliner and be semi-immobile for the next while would be hard on anyone but your yieldedness shines through as you seek the Lord's guidance in the midst of all this and His strength :o)

Blessings dear Deby ...

Rebecca said...



Susan said...

I'm so glad you have a kind and wise doctor who does what is best for you! I know it's hard, and if I lived closer I'd come over and see you. Is there some way you could have a couple of chairs set up for you at church and take your pillow and put your foot up while you're there? Or is even that little bit of walking too much for you? The good thing is that there are so many church services from great churches live-streamed - you could go to church 4 or 5 times on Sunday if you wanted to! :)

Hang in there, my sweet friend!

Persuaded said...

Aww honey! Can I give you a hug? I promise to be very gentle and not hurt you, dear ((hugs))

and you sound like me... When I am having a tough time with something, I pray: Lord, please make me a quick learner! So I can learn whatever you have for me in this situation and *move on!*

Praying you'll be a quick learner, Deby dear♥

Debbie said...

Hmmmmmmmmm!This sounds like a good embroidery opportunity! And a good opportunity to watch all the good movies you haven't watched in awhile. I watched the Sherlock Holmes series I received from my daughter as a Christmas present. I just decided I was in the mood for a movie. Or reading! If I couldn't get up, I'd have a good opportunity to enjoy some things I don't usually allow myself the time for.
Yes, I'd be losing my mind after awhile.

michelle said...

Personally I have at times found that the "passing" of this thing makes me grumpy so you can vent if you need to. Better than being grumpy like I get! Huggles.

Becky K. said...

Ahhh, Dear Friend, Four months on bedrest taught me important lessons. I wonder what goodies God has in store for you? It is so very possible that you'll only be able to see it in the "rearview mirror" but they will be there.

Know that during this time you are being a huge blessing to those nieces and nephews, you may blog more than you might have otherwise...touching lives, and you can PRAY! Never underestimate the power of prayer...I know how you feel about that. It is all over your blog.

Sending big hugs of understanding and wishes that it could all be made better....right now! But, if it can't I know who will be right there with you through it all.

Thank you for keeping it real!

Becky K.

Cathy said...

Oh, dear Deby, I'm sorry about the surgery and having to rest so long. Praying for your healing ~

BECKY said...

Hi Deb', Know what?? You are going to be JUST FINE!! You are a child of the King, and He is going to meet your every need according to His riches in glory!! It doesn't get any better than that!! He is also not going to let you have a pity party. How do I know? He doesn't let me!! :o) And you have a heart that desires to please Him, so He will help you do just that!! All the while He will be protecting you, giving wisdom to the doctors, and healing you!!

Plus you'll have plenty of time to BLOG, and let us all tell you how wonderful you are!! :o) AND YOU ARE!!!

So chin up, shoulders back and SMILE!! He has it all under control!!

Love you lots!! And will be beseeching the Throne in your behalf!! What a privilege!!

Heart2Heart said...


I saw that you visited my blog and left a couple of comments so you know I had to pop right on over and see your blog. I didn't know you had several and found this one the most comforting, so I decided to stay and follow you.

I too have been stuck bed ridden for over a week now, cracked tail bone while falling from skating, roller not ice thankfully, so it's a long long recovery.

Thankfully there is blogging, hope you decide to stop back by and follow me as well. We can keep each other company and get to know one another better.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Um...where is the garden??? I was just there...you said nothing about me planting a garden...Oh...I get it... those little lavender things you were making....thats your garden....

Michele said...

I'm *very sorry* to hear that you're going to be laid up for awhile longer. But knowing you, I'm *know* you'll pass the time profitably! (o:


theshepherdshouse said...

Dear Deby ~

Hugs to you! May the Lord use this time in a special way and bring encouragement to your heart. I will be praying for you!

Sweet blessings,

Sabine said...

Awww, Deby, that's too bad. I know you did not want to have surgery! It is good that you recognize that even something like this is part of His plan for you. That makes a big diffference.

I know how hard it is to stay off your feet, though. It is amazing how many steps you have to take just to do necessary things and then it's very hard to have everything at your recliner that you need.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, dear friend.

Mrs.Rabe said...

My Tim was in our recliner for weeks also, when he had his hip replacement. He even slept there - he did very well.

I know how frustrated you must be - I can "hear" it in your voice. I'm sorry. I am glad you are able to blog and keep in touch!

I do know one thing....God loves you very much!