Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Answered Prayers

It's midnight this late Monday night... I've been wanting to write since last Friday.  I figured now is the time to write since the rest of this week looks way too busy.  I wrote last Thursday night asking for prayer.  I was having a hard week in every way.  I know a big part of it was that my monthly cycle started last week for the first time in a year...TMI (Too Much Information) I know, but it helps explain some things.   Physically, I do need help.  Not quite sure who to see about that since I haven't been to a doctor here in Ohio outside of the OB/GYN's.  I am drinking more water.  I am not taking my vitamins yet.  I'm not sure where they are, although I haven't really looked for them.  I am still losing a good bit of hair, but I'm reassured that between the baby and stress, that's somewhat normal.  My joints still feel stiff, but I'm forcing myself to move around. Lowell, Samuel and I have been playing disc golf (it's not technically called frisbee golf I've been told), every other night.  I plan to start walking/running in the mornings again.  We'll see, don't hold me to it.  :o)

For all the prayer I asked for, God answered.  I had a great day Friday, and have had great days since. I had woke up Friday morning feeling like I could conquer the world.  I was able to start my dishes and get most of them done outside of pots and pans.  I know I've counselled others to reach out to those around you when you're discouraged, upset, depressed, etc.  It helps get your focus off yourself and really lifts your spirit helping others.  It finally hit me that this would be excellent advice to give myself.  I know my friend Kim Hunsicker helped me so, so much with the yardsale, that I got the opportunity to go to her house Friday and help clean there.  It worked wonders!  I kept telling her to not tell Lowell that I cleaned her house with mine looking as it did.  Samuel pulled some weeds and trimmed a few bushes in the heat too.  But, it felt so good cleaning someone else's house that I was inspired to keep working on mine.  My mother-in-law came over after work to help me with my house around 4pm.  While I worked on the rest of the dishes and pots and pans, she did counters, cleaned out a cupboard that I'd sprayed Raid in because of those yucky teensy-tiny little sugar ants, put stuff away and then she and Samuel attacked the dining room table.  It got completely cleared and washed, although I'm still wondering where it all went... still looking for a couple of things... Samuel.  We trimmed dead leaves off planters from Cayla's funeral and watered them.  Amazing how quickly plants perk up when watered. ;o)  Lowell came home and we all talked a while.  Before she left she swept my kitchen floor too.  She's so good to me.  Lowell took us to Steak and Shake since the kitchen was now clean and he didn't want to mess it up.  :o)  If I knew that's all it took to get him to take me out... Oh well.  :o)

Saturday we had our church picnic up on Lake Erie at Saybrook Township Park.  So pretty with a nice strong breeze off the lake.  Such uplifting fellowship, friends, fun, and food.  Plus a good day at church.  Convicted to spend more time in my Bible to keep my heart trusting Him and not worrying and Sunday night, to pray, pray, and pray and don't underestimate the power of it.  Such a good reminder of what I forget to do.  God is good and I love Pastor Emery and my whole church family. 

My boss at Basic Ingredients, Cathy Lovas, invited me over to her house since she's closed on Monday's.  It was Mary's birthday, the other lady who works there, and we had lunch and played cards.  I learned how to play Minnesota Canasta (don't know what the difference is between it and regular Canasta) which was a lot of fun. Came home and dishes were still getting done!  We went to play disc golf, but it ended up with the boys playing while I sat on a long swing with Tina Siesel enjoying Lake Erie.  So peaceful and relaxing, and great company.

It's now Tuesday night and it's 12 minutes after 1am... I think I need to go to bed.  Today was a great day.  I mixed up my gluten free flour mixture and made some cinnamon raisin bread for our little excursion this weekend to Philadelphia with the teens and young adults at church.  Looking forward to it, but just wish Lowell could come.  I washed the dishes as I dirtied them.  Yay!  I did 4 loads of laundry.  Yay!   I didn't have to work this afternoon since the truck didn't come until closing time. Right now, my kitchen is clean, every dish and everywhere else is picked up.  This feels so good.  God has given me strength I didn't know I had. 

All through my pregnancy and up until now, I've heard stories of miscarriages and heartache and they all hit a chord in my heart.  It made me realize how much I have to be thankful for. This was my facebook post this morning...
I am so grateful that I got my little girl for 2 months.
Many babies with multiple problems like she had, don't make it out of the womb.
God allowed me to not miscarry Cayla,
but to have a chance to see her, love her, hold her and kiss her!!!
Definitely something to be grateful for this morning! :D
 I've said this before.  Perspective can change it all.  When I look at this way, it's such a happy thought.  I've enjoyed studying God's Word with Samuel.  I love seeing him grow up and mature in so many ways.  I'm blessed.  There's just no 2 ways about it. God has blessed us!  We miss Cayla, but God is working in our lives because of this.

Still trying to figure out how to get the video of her service to work.  I know I keep saying this, but hopefully soon, it will be posted!  :o)

Goodnight all!  God bless your day tomorrow!     

1 comment:

  1. Linda, I was just thinking of you and decided to see if perhaps I have missed a post due to being on vacation since Monday. What a blessing to find your article and to read how that the Lord has answered your prayers and ours for a better week!! I praise the Lord for His faithfulness and goodness. Praise Him in the good days and trust Him during the difficult times. Those different seasons do come along. We continue to pray for you all and once again, I thank you for sharing and being a testimony of God's love and grace. Blessings!!! ~~Susan Dean