Tuesday, July 14, 2009

God Is My Refuge!

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

God truly is my refuge and fortress - and I'm so thankful for that! I don't think I could deal with all the things we've been having to do, without Him! I am still feeling a bit over-whelmed by everything, but I was able to relax over the weekend and that really helped.

My mother-in-law had her surgery last Tuesday, was moved into the nursing home for rehabilitation on Friday morning, and is now recovering from her ordeal. We were concerned that they wouldn't be able to put her somewhere for the rehabilitation, but it all worked out. I knew my hubby and I couldn't take care of her because of our own physical disabilities. Also, we have no where to put her! We're not sure how soon she will be done with the rehabilitation, but we will cross that bridge when we come to it and pray that she is able to go to her home and have a visiting nurse. She is just chomping at the bit to get out of there. She was the same way with the hospital. She wanted me to take her out of the hospital the day after her surgery! LOL The day she was put in the nursing facility, she called me and told me to come and get her. It's really hard to tell her that I can't - she needs the physical therapy. She doesn't think about that - only that she wants out.

I am nursing my knee again. I was standing at my desk today and bent down to pick up a paper I dropped and felt my knee pop. I'm not sure why. I am always so careful not to put undo pressure on my knees or my back. I have been icing it and keeping it elevated and hope that tomorrow it will be better. If not, I will have to keep icing and elevating it until it's better. I go next week to have my first series of Synvisc shots again in my knees and they need to not have any swelling in them or it hurts like crazy. If it doesn't improve by tomorrow afternoon, I'll ave to call my orthopedic doctor and see if he wants to give me a shot to reduce the swelling. I hope not - I really don't like those shots at all.

I finished the baby afghan I have been working on for my new grand-nephew. He was born last week and his name is Daniel Thomas. I love that name - they picked one name from the Old Testament and one from the New. I think it's a lovely name. I also made the cutest (if I do say so myself) pair of baby booties for him. It's a pattern I got recently from JoAnn's and they came out just adorable. I will take pictures of the afghan and he booties and post them here for you to see.

I'm now working on a new baby afghan for my other new grand-niece! I will also make her a pair of these cute booties in pink! It's fun to be making some things in pink - the last two babies have been boys, so I was making things in blue. I'm just thankful that our family is being blessed with these precious babies!

Thank you for all your messages of encouragement as we go through all these things. I've been blessed by the emails of encouragement and the messages here in the comments. It's good to know that there are so many people praying and that care.

God bless you - Julie

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