Thursday, January 24, 2008

He is able

I watched my four kids tonight while they were staring at the TV and my Mommy heart
instantly went back to moments with all of them, when they were babies.
Guys, I don't expect you to understand this!
Oh it is easy to follow Jesus when life is rosy and the sky is blue, and it is easy to sit here and type, but it is a continual choice to tell my soul the TRUTH as I think about tomorrow.
Psalm 103 tells me this: He has redeemed my life from the pit
He has crowned me with lovingkindness and compassion
He heals all my diseases(hey, it's either here on earth or Heaven)

II Peter 1 vs 3 tells me that He has granted to me everything pertaining to life and godliness..

Matthew 6: 34 tells me to not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself

Isaiah 43:1 tells me ..Do not fear, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are Mine!"

Psalm 116 :1 says, "I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my supplications.
Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore, I shall call upon Him for as long as I live.."

Psalm 91:15 says God will answer me when I call upon Him, He will be with me in trouble,
He will rescue me and honor me.."

Oh there are so many and the incredible thing is they are not just mine, they can be yours too!

I have to be at the hospital at 1:30 pm tomorrow and surgery is obviously to follow..probably around 3pm.
I am going to test for my green with stripe belt tomorrow morning--why not?
I would rather give it a whirl than sit at home and contemplate surgery. I can drink clear liquids until 10:30 am and you can bet I will! I got SO hungry last time I had surgery so late in the afternoon!

I know you will all be praying.
I cannot tell you how much comfort that brings my soul.

Hannah will update this over the weekend.

He is faithful,

P.S. My eyelashes are coming back!!

P.P.S. Please remember my brother Steve as his body absorbs the chemo drugs this weekend.


Linda said...

You go, green with stripe woman! I bet you'll pass with points left over! And, it is a good idea to have something else to concentrate on--as you said, better than sitting at home, fretting and stewing and worrying.

So--what comes after green with stripe? Nothing like another goal to reach.

You are THE brave, bold, bodacious Bonnie!! Go get 'em, girl!!

Love ya'--Linda

Sarah said...

Good idea, to be concentrating on your green with stripe belt. Will the girls be doing that, too?

I,ll add Beautiful to all of Linda,s "B"s.

When you stop your fluids is when I will be going for an Echo test. So many pre-op things are now required.

Will let the prayer chains know about the scheduled times.

Love you always and forever!! Mom

Bonnie said...

Two red belts then my first black!
this takes about a year or so..

RawTriGirl said...

Hope you're recuperating well Bonnie. We're thinking of you today!

Kristine said...

You were remembered before the Father many, many times today by many, many people! May you have peace--His peace this weekend as you recuperate.

The Dohse Gang :)

Laura said...

Dear sister,
Just read about your second surgery. Didn't know until today. We will start praying for a speedy recovery. And keep remembering that He is able. Love you,

Cia said...

Is there anything that we can do? Please call, if there is.
Matt tried to take some flowers to you on Friday, but they said that you were not admitted. Obviously, you were there, though.
I hope you are doing O.K. and not in a lot of pain.
Please let us know if you need us.
Still in our thoughts and prayers.