Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Popping In!

Well Hello! It has been a while. First I want to let you know that my heart surgery was a success. I am so thankful for that! I am still recovering, but that is going well. I am tired. Very tired. I know that as the days go by that my energy will increase. Thanks to everyone who lifted me up in prayer!

One of the things about having restrictions and being tired is that you have time. Time to think, time to read and time to get antsy. ;) This week of little lifting and no housework has not been easy. There are so many things that I have been tempted to get up and do. I have been a good girl and have let things go. Housework will always be there. 

Chuck has been a true blessing. He has been working some mandatory overtime this week making his work days 12 hours. He has still come home and made sure that dinner is taken care of (thanks to our wonderful church family many times dinner is heating up a meal that has been provided!) and then cleaned up. Plus a million other things that have to be done that I am not able to do this week. He has always appreciated me, but I think he might have a new appreciation after all of this. 

In my time on the net I have been introduced to Laine's Letters. I have heard about her on different blogs, but never had the time to really see what the fuss was all about. I have been reading her achieves and all I can say is OH MY! I have read this, the second entry dated January 4, 2002, close to twenty times. It speaks to me. You can find all of her letters here. I plan to go through them all as I find so much encouragement and many practical things to glean from them. 

I could really use some encouragement now. This year, 2015, has been a rough year. I haven't always been a nice lady this year. Quite frankly I haven't felt well since Christmas of 2014. Add to that a heart issue and surgery all in less then two months. The news that my babysitting gig is ending at the end of the year. (The family moved, but had told me the boys would finish out the school year at their existing school, which is Megan's school. I was expecting to have the boys in my care until the end of summer.) Then there is the mountain of medical bills that are rolling in. 

It is all enough to drive a person batty! Even though I know that 2016 is going to be a lean year for us, I am looking forward to it. More then anything I am looking forward to feeling well again. Speaking of feeling well, I am about to close so that I can go take a little nap. Yes, I know that it is not even 10 this morning. ;) 

I really hope that you haven't found this entry depressing. Really, I am not depressed about all of this. Maybe a little discouraged, but I know that God is faithful. I will get stronger day by day and if my I still don't feel 100% after I recover then I will continue to make changes until I feel well. As for my worries over medical bill. That is what it is. I am grateful that I was able to have the surgery. I could feel my heart beating differently as soon as I was awake.  We will work out the financial aspect. I have found that things always work out. 

This will be my last entry for the year. I plan to rest and enjoy my family this Christmas season. I will be back in 2016 and will have plenty to catch up on. 

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!