Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Praising God for All He Does!

Wow! What a week so far! My oldest son's birthday was this past weekend. I made him a chocolate cake but then did something stupid. I decided to deviate from my own "recipe" which is actually nothing more than a pinch of this and a pinch of that, and I followed a recipe I found online. Huge mistake! The frosting was more like mortar that you'd put between bricks and there was no fixing it! Believe me, I tried. So...I had my youngest son go out and get another cake mix, and I'm going to do it again in a few days. This time, I will stick with what I know and it will be amazing because, (and I say this with as much modesty as possible), my frosting is always amazing. I will never do this again...I will stick with a tried and true method. We had BLT's at my son's request and they were very yummy. We had kind of a quiet day, but it was a really nice day. Needless to say, after all this, I was totally exhausted and had to recover for a couple days. Totally worth it, though. I'm so thankful I get to celebrate my son's birthday with him another year!

Now on to this little girl...

She is doing SO great! She acts like she never had any kind of surgery. She was pretty groggy for a couple of days, but after that, she started acting like her old self and I've seen such a change in her. I think she wasn't feeling good for awhile but it wasn't enough for us to understand that she was sick. Now I'm seeing her old self. She had been getting to the point where she didn't want to sleep with me before, but now, she sleeps with me all night just like she used to. I'm so thrilled she's feeling so good. I haven't gotten the pathology report yet so I don't know about the cancer, but I'm praying and choosing to believe she will be fine. I just love this girl....I know, I've said that. :)

I had my second physical therapy session today. It was a good session and I felt like I really made some progress. My knee ended up at 90 degrees, which is great for me. My leg is still very swollen and I'm fighting against that - plus the bypass. I really like my therapist and he is always very careful about the bypass and get inspires me to really push myself as far as I can. I'm so thankful for him as I know he is the perfect therapist for me. My hubby really likes him, too, for all those same reasons. It's been a concern to him that we would get a therapist that wouldn't be concerned about the bypass. It's all worked out beautifully.

We had two answers to prayer today. These were prayers that we had not spoken to others of but we were praying about as a family. God is so amazing and so good - He decided to bless us with "Yes" today! One prayer was concerning me and one prayer was concerning one of my sons. I am in awe and in wonder at how the Lord loves us so much that He would just bless us this way. These answers have lifted weights off our shoulders and given us clear-cut direction, too. I'm just praising the Lord for all He does and all He will continue to do in our lives!!!

God bless you - Julie


  1. So glad your spirit is lifted up Julie. You keep at that therapy my friend.

  2. Happy Birthday to your son, sounds like it was a good one. I love blt's, yummy. Every time I try a recipe from online, it is not good. So glad your sweet puppy is feeling better, great news. I continue to pray for her. Much continued success with your therapy. Praise God for answered prayers. I love you.


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