Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
***New Update*** Cindy at Army Brats and Me reports that ALL scans are CLEAN - Praising God AGAIN for His constant faithfulness** Thank you for your prayers for Cindy and her famiy******
Oh how exciting my life has become. I spent 8 hours in the emergency department of our local hospital today - yippee!!
So, in attempting to find some joy in this, well I do get a night off from cleaning the medical office I usually clean.
Also, a friend from church emailed me Sunday and offered to bring dinner tonight - do you think GOD knew I was going to spend all day in the ED and neither my hubs or I were going to feel like fixing dinner. Thank you my friend for listening to God and bringing a fabulous dinner - WE LOVED IT~~~~~
Coveting your Prayers and...
Tonight I'm Considering being alive JOY!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
***If any of you are Irish or just like to have fun...HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!!!!!***
Have you ever heard the term: "Don't Spill The Beans?"
I suppose it kind of means: Don't tell or I've got a secret I don't want any body to know.
Well Girlfriends - tonight I'm going to spill some beans.
No, I don't have some wonderful secret I've been waiting to share, I just want to share some of where I have been and what's going on in my life that has kept me from my bloggy friends for the past several months.
First of all, it is official, my husband can no longer work and has applied for disability. That in itself has been a very difficult decision and process. The decision came because, quite frankly, his body is just tired and broken down due to all of the immunosuppressants he has taken over the past 5+ years. Details don't need to be shared but, as a wife of nearly 28 years, it is very hard to watch this process.
Depression is a word now used in our home as he battles his own feelings and ponders his future.
With that said, other changes have followed. The process of applying for disability is a slow one. In the mean time I have taken on a third job as well as continuing to build a small business.
I now work my regular full-time medical administration job, which I love, I also work about 15 hours a week doing habilitation with my son, and now I work at night cleaning a medical office.
I continue to teach a ladies Bible study every other Tuesday evening at our church, which I also love. And, as always, I am still a wife, mom, nana, daughter, sister, auntie and friend to others.
My purpose in 'spillin' the beans is not to plead for sympathy but to Glorify my God who gives strength and wisdom to His children.
In church this morning we were singing a great song and these words spoke volumes to my soul: "It's Your Joy that gives me strength to go the distance".
My heart desires to visit each of your blogs sometime this week, but my physical body may not be able to sit at my computer enough to do so, yet I am with each of you in the spirit.
I covet your prayers for His Joy to be My Strength over these next weeks and months as we walk a new path and keep our hearts and spirits focused on HIM.
I, in turn, will be praying for you, my bloggy friends and family. You have lifted us up and I am here to do the same. Just know that in the night as I am cleaning a medical office somewhere in AZ, I am using that time to PRAY!!!! Isn't God Great - He gives us time to spend with HIM in strange and different ways!
As Always, Considering It ALL JOY!!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009