Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Thoughts

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  - Psalm 91:4

That gorgeous picture was made for me by my friend, Molly. She gave it to me as an encouragement not knowing that this is one of my most favorite Scriptures of encouragement and comfort. Isn't it adorable? I love it and was so blessed that she would give me something so beautiful.

We had a quiet, yet lovely, 4th of July. I felt good enough to throw some ribs in the oven and made a pan of baked beans. I had help - thankfully - otherwise I can't do it all. I'm having to still be very careful about how much time I spend on my leg. At nightfall, we sat on our porch and watched the fireworks. They were so gorgeous this year! Lots of special ones like hearts, smiley faces, and flowers.

Isn't that amazing? We have watched the fireworks from our home since they started doing them in our town, 19 years ago. It's so nice to not have to go out into the crowds but to stay home, in our jammies if we want, and watch. My son put together a patriotic playlist that he played as we watched. It was wonderful.

My wounds are getting better! I have a home health care nurse that is really good at wound vacs and she even came on Saturday - her day off! - to change it. She's very protective of her patients and takes her time and does the wound care properly. I am so thankful to have a nurse that knows what she's doing. I had two nurses before her that didn't understand how to do the wound vac and it was a disaster! If you don't do it right, you can cause damage and take steps backwards in the healing process. One of my wounds on my knee is actually healed! Praise God!

I had kind of a down day last week when I realized that I couldn't sit at my table and paint without my leg swelling up like a balloon. I reached out on facebook to see if anyone had any ideas of how I could paint from my recliner. It was so sweet how many wonderful ideas and concerned friends I have. I was feeling so down, just having my friends understand, was a comfort. My son decided to take matters into his own hands and is going to build me a table that can be swiveled in front of me to work on and then swiveled out of the way when I need to get up. I have an amazing son who really cares and understands that I need to have a creative outlet while I'm recuperating.

I did do some cross stitch this week on my big project. It doesn't look like it, but I worked on it for hours. There are so many floss colors and so many changes that it takes a long time to just put in a few stitches. I'm really enjoying it, though, and here's a picture of what it looks like now.

I've done a bit of back-stitching, too, and plan on getting it done as I go along. That's my least favorite thing to do and so I thought it would be easier to do it in small sections as I go. It also really helps to define things and gives me a clear idea of what it's going to look like. I'm so excited about this piece and am hoping to have it done in time for Christmas. It's just huge and has lots of colors so it's going to take longer than usual.

I'm also working on a small project that is really cute. I like having something small that I can finish quicker so I have some finished projects, too.  I'll share a picture of that when I get more stitches in and you can tell what it's going to look like. Right now, I just have the background color in so it's not real inspiring.

Praying your Sunday is full of quiet time with the Lord and contemplation over all His blessings in your life.

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Hooray! So very glad for your caring nurse. Your project is looking pretty.


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