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!


  1. Oh Wendi!!! I am horrible about visiting blogs these days. What a surprise to see that you've had heart surgery!!! I will certainly be praying that all will continue to be well!!!

    Enjoy Christmas with your family and RELAX!!! You resting and feeling better is most definitely the best present they would ever want!!


  2. You have the right attitude for sure. It is never easy being in a time of waiting. I am thankful that you have all that you need for now. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  3. Wendi, just take the time to rest and build your strength back up. So glad to hear your heart surgery went well. Enjoy the rest of your month and I'll pop back in next month!
    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings, Amy

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  5. Hello Wendi, Take care my friend, Sending you the warmest wishes and hugs. I praying you will be well soon.

  6. Oh but this is a time of rest and I have a feeling that things will be changing and the new year will bring new opportunities. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." – John 14:1-4

  7. Oh Wendi I did not realize you had heart surgery! Keeping you and your family in my prayers and I wish a speedy recovery for you! I know it's hard at times, but remember God has a plan for you and while we may not always see it at the time... it will later become clear. Take time to rest and heal and things will fall into place. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Many Blessings,

  8. I'm so glad that your health is improving after surgery; I had no idea! I'll be praying for your continued recovery and that God will supply your family's needs. I shared a verse on my blog yesterday that I've been meditating on this week. Hopefully it will be an encouragement to you.
    "In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul." ~ Pslam 94:19

  9. Praise the Lord it all went well. I will pray for you friend. I know (not in the same way) how it can feel to be "in bed mode"! I have been there on and off since October with an autoimmune issue. I love Laine's letters. She was such a help to me when my oldest was young and we were learning how to budget. I agree with you...I am looking FORWARD to next year. It will be a lean year for us as well. :)

  10. Hi Wendi, I am so glad your surgery is over and that you are on the road to recovery. I'm also glad you have a loving and good husband, I applaud Chuck.
    Laines Letters are wonderful, aren't they? I somehow discovered them back when she was writing them regularly and had a subscription. It was always a good day when she wrote a new one. They should be published, I think.

    My dad had an early morning cataract surgery this month, it was at an outpatient surgery center with a very big waiting room. He got checked in very early and I was waiting on a big sofa in the empty waiting room. A mother came in with 2 children who were getting ear tubes. Her daughter came and sat right by me even though there were about 50 empty seats. She looked a lot like your Megan and I expect she and her brother have a similar birth story as Megan. Anyway, her mother told me the daughter never talks to anyone but she sure talked to me and I was glad for her sweet company.

    I think of your family often and pray you are getting stronger everyday.

  11. Wendi, I am so happy to hear that your surgery went well. I have been thinking about you. :)

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and that 2016 is a good year for you. Yes, it does seem that everything works out and I know it will for you and your sweet family.

    Look forward to 'seeing' you after the new year!


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