Thursday, August 16, 2007

New mercies

Ok. Today was what I am calling a "narfy" day. If I go by what happened and how I felt, yep, it was narfy. If I go by what God's Word says, like His mercies are new each and every morning, then the day was much better. That is where the battle is right now for me---in my mind.

My port site is very, very sore. It is alsoa little red like it wants to get infected. Please pray if you read this, that it will stay healthy. Please. ......I did call the Dr this afternoon, they said the usual doctorly response when they don't have time for you to come in but they still want you to be "watched." So I was a good girl because I called and reported to them, my symptoms.

We spent some time cleaning Mom's little house today. She is at her sister's now, for those of you who don't know what I am talking of, she had her knee replaced 7-31. At her appointment on Wednesday, her Dr. said her knee looked like it was 6 weeks postop and was very, very pleased. Even said she could drive!
We have a family reunion Saturday, at my Uncle's in Edmore. She is in Shepherd, so we may be bringing her home Saturday! That would be awesome! We all miss having her here.

I didn't really clean. That is a benefit of having big kids. Nathan steam cleaned her carpet and I did a couple windows with my good arm. Hannah did the rest. The little girls cleaned their bedroom in anticipation of big brother steam cleaning their carpet but he didn't make it that far.

Tonight we had the most awesome white chili for dinner. It is made of beans, chicken and salsa. Wow, was it good! Nathan put it together--he is becoming quite the chef.

Tomorrow, we are going to have our Tang Soo Do (Karate0 here, in our backyard. The place we normally meet was booked. It should be interesting.

I did get real down tonight. I got scared of infections and what I endured the last time around Nathan's graduation time...Tim prayed for me, with me and that helped so very much. I listened to my favorite praise CD, "Voice of the Faithful" by various is incredible and has carried me through so many dark times and so many narfy days like today..
Plus I just sat with my Bible on my lap and read through Psalm 91. Even though I have it in my head, there is something about seeing it on the page..

This is what God says at the end:

Because he has loved me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high because he has known My name.
He will call upon me and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble,
I will rescue him, and honor him,
with a long life I will satisfy him and let him behold My salvation.

So these are the things God says He will do:

deliver me
set me securely on high
answer me
be with me in trouble
rescue me
honor me
satisfy me with a long life
let me behold His salvation.

After I read these words, I became so peaceful. The fear lifted and the comfort came in.
Praise His name.

On a lighter note, the puppy chewed away the last shred of my pretty little shrub with the dainty yellow flowers. I saved it in a mason jar with water, here on the table, where he cannot reach. The girls just giggle and say they will buy me a new plant.
I just do not understand, the yard has sticks, it has trees but he has to chew and destroy one of the plants in MY flower bed!

I think we should have named him Rufus instead of Jack.


Sarah said...

It's not to late to change his name! Rufus is a much better fit!Love you all, Sarah :-)

Kristine said...

You are in my prayers and thoughts, my dear! May the Lord Jehovah give you a big Abba hug today!!!