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

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

yes, it's me

Seee that smile...well I have been trying to smile through all of this...
BUT...but...there is a reason...
Friday, I got put into the BOOT...
which means I can put pressure on my foot as
long as it is in the boot....HOORAY...
Baby steps...6 weeks approx. of it.
WELLLL .....
I wanted so badly to go to church Sunday.
I just couldn't make it for the morning services.
My husband said he would run and get me
after CHOIR PRACTICE so I could
go to the evening service....
He helped me get cleaned up..etc..
After he left.
I did my hair, a bit of make-up...
and thought...hmmmmm...
I can drive..it is only a bit over a MILE...
so I thought:
"IF he didn't take my car
and IF I could figure out how to fold my
new (Craig's list) WALKER...
I was going to attempt it"...
and YEP...
I did drive ...and surprised my husband, myself
and finally was able to be in church...
oh what a blessing...
NOW..I know I can't do this often..
as yesterday I over did it, a bit and I am having to really
take it easier today...
I know it is supposed to be baby steps..I do know that..
but boy...when you get a bit of freedom
you kind of feel...like let's see what I can do.
Today....I can tell I pushed the limits and will
have to really watch it..
but oh
did it feel grand to drive....
yes...I was nervous...but praising the Lord.
Knowing some people NEVER get their reprieve....
I have much to be thankful for and
NO reason to complain...
Just a pilgrim in this process...
aren't we all ?
love,
Deby

21 comments:

Vikki G said...

That's fantastic! So happy for you...I know when I miss church my week is not quite the same. I so love to be able to be there and participate in the worship...it really uplifts my soul. I pray the Lord continues to heal you and that you would be up and around in no time.
Blessings,
Vikki

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

Bless your heart! Glad you were able to make it to church :). Praying for you.

HOPE said...

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE too! So happy to see it..it made me SMILE! ;)

What a wonderful testimony of thankfulness...AND the desire to ATTEND CHURCH! So many make excuses and here you are...making every EFFORT to be there!

I know you are an encouragement to many Deby!

Continued prayers...KEEP THAT SMILE!

HOPE~

Susan B said...

How wonderful! I'm glad you are up and around a bit, and were able to go to church. What a blessing! Continuing to pray for your recovery...God bless.

Becky K. said...

That is such happy news!!!

You must be wanting to do a "happy dance" but you'd better hold off on that yet, if you are as coordinated as me...

Bless Your Sweet Heart!

Becky K.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so HAPPY for you, Deby!!!! You smile is better than the sunshine. I am so happy you were able to go to church. I know what it is like to not be able to go for a while and that first time back, Well, it like going home after a very long time,(only much better!)

Please do take it one step at a time though. It will get here, then no more worries or pain, God willing. love you and am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news and Great smile. connie

Maxine said...

Well, aren't you something! And you have every reason to smile. Thanks, Its good to see that happy face! Glad you got to drive, but most of all that you got to go to church. Yay!

LDH said...

So happy to hear of your accomplishments! That sweet smile says it all ~ Blessings to you!

Connie said...

Oh maaaaaaannnn, scared me there for a minute; thought you'd been fired from a job, sugar! Whew, well, that ain't tooooo bad. Others will have to do the work for ya, chick.
xoxo,
Connie ;-)

Heart2Heart said...

Deby,

Remember to go slow as you don't want to wind up having to sit it out, but I can completely understand wanting to get up and get out! I am so glad that your first trip was to church! Yeah!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

lady m said...

You look positively radiant! How wonderful that you were able to go out and enjoy the day ;)

I know that you are pacing yourself...and do take care not to overdo it! But overall, it is good to be out isn't?

many blessings dear,

lady m

Mrs. Michele B said...

Rejoicing with you! (o:

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so glad you were able to go to church> you are in my prayers...m.

Martie said...

Praise the Lord! So glad you are able to be getting around better - and even more glad you were able to get to church - and on your own!!! I will continue to pray for you. Keep us posted.

theshepherdshouse said...

Deby ~

Rejoicing in the progress you are making!!

Blessings to you,
Sharon

Abounding Treasures said...

Oh Deby! I can just imagine how you must have felt ... getting that taste of freedom is wonderful, isn't it!?

Praying that you continue to mend as well as you have been and before you know it, you'll be walking with both feet on the ground!

Blessings ...

Sharon said...

Deby, I'm so happy for you!!!! YAY!!!

Persuaded said...

Deby, my dear... your positive attitude just brought tears to my eyes. "some people never get a reprieve." what a sobering thought, and enough to fill one with gratitude at the benefits we have. Praising the Lord for you today, sweetheart♥

GraceFromHim said...

Oh dear sister...victories are sweet!! I can so identify with that. The fibromyalgia sometimes brings me down, can't do the things I normally can so. But BOYYYY when I feel good, I never take it for granit!! Praising the Lord, for his grace to get us through dear sister!
Huggs,
Brandie

Sharon said...

I'm so thankful! Yea! I hope you continue to improve daily!

Hugs, Sharon

Tori said...

Aww, bless you Deby. Glad you got to go to church. Praying for your health!