Vince has been feeling great! He has been out of the house a few times and it's so nice to see him doing things that he would normally do, like go to lunch with his brother or friends. He has been driving, too! He is not on any more drugs, just Tylenol! Yay! Today he is taking his dog, Deric, to the groomer, especially since he found a baby bunny in the backyard and has been using it as a chew toy (sorry to all those animal lovers) and rolls all over it, because he is weird! LOL! Vince tried to scoop it up with the shovel and dropped it, since is has only one arm that he can use, and Deric ran over and picked it up and ran away with it! He thinks it's a game! Vince came in and got me, so I scooped it up while he distracted him...so, sadly for Deric, no more bunny toy! LOL! Off to the groomer he goes!
Vince will be going to the surgeon tomorrow because his arm has been swelling for the last two days and the doctor wants to check him out. Hopefully, nothing to worry about. We think it may be from the excess fluid that the drains were taking care of, and now that they are gone maybe that's why there is fluid? They also like to rule out blood clots, so that's the main reason he will be going. Other than that, we are just trying to catch up on resting and relaxing and just taking it easy! It feels so good!!! I am so happy that we aren't in "emergency mode"! I kind of feel normal again!
Blessings to ALL our faithful friends & family who read this blog!!! Thank you for always be here for us through our time of need! You are AWESOME!!!!
April 28, 2009
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
All Christians will face difficulties and struggles. But there is one element that separates those who live a defeated life from those who live a victorious life.
It all has to do with where you find your source of strength.
Perhaps you are facing problems with your health, family, finances, or career. Whatever you are facing, I want to remind you to look to the Lord for His strength.
It might seem like you will never come out from under the weight of despair. But as you call upon Him, and draw strength from His Word and His presence, He will give you the strength you need to persevere.
Be encouraged today by the words of Isaiah 40:29-31:
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
The Lord knows your situation, and He is with you to help you through this time.
WHEN YOU FEEL THAT ALL OF YOUR STRENGTH IS GONE,
INVITE THE LORD TO RENEW YOU WITH HIS STRENGTH.