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Blessings

8 Feb
Blessings

Blessings

Yesterday.
Wake Up.
Throw my feet over the side of the bed.
Move to stand.
Can’t stand.
Stomach cramps.
Hunch over.
Go to bathroom.
Can’t go to bathroom.
Shuffle to couch.
Cry.

Thankfully I woke up before Brett left for work.  He called  his Batallion Chief and took the day off work.

Me…well,I headed to the Emergency Room.

Ultrasound.  CT Scan.  Pelvic.  Blood Work.  Lab Work.  Every report clear.  I am a clean bill of health.  After 8 hours of hard ER time, I was released with Vicodin and an a recommended Laxative.  What just happened?

I shuffled out of the ER as I shuffled in, in pain, in the dark.

Home. Hug from the family. Bed.

Today.
Wake Up.
Throw my feet over the side of the bed.
Move to stand.
Stand.
Less severe, localized pain.
Back to doctor.
Antibiotics prescribed.
Cause: ovarian infection.

As much as I felt out of control and as much as I lacked answers and energy, I was inexplicably thankful!

Allow me…

1) Thankful my husband has a job where he can call and (honestly) take the day off work.
2) Thankful to have insurance to go to the hospital.
3) Thankful I made it to the ER early, which allowed me to miss a three-hour wait.
4) Thankful for tests, which eliminated serious illness or injury.
5) Thankful for an amazing team of nurses and doctors who worked diligently to locate a problem.
6) Thankful for a family that takes care of me and loves me.
7) Thankful for a warm bed where I can rest my head.
8) Thankful for a heater on a chilly night.
9) Thankful today for a last-minute opening with my Primary Care physician, eliminating the need for Urgent Care, leading to personal attention and diagnosis.
10) Thankful for Dr’s advice:  When I asked my doctor (40 years of practice, married 50 years, 4 daughters and 2 sons of his own)  if the antibiotics were safe for breastfeeding, my doctor, with his thick accent replied, “Clean breastfeeding with no drugs is next best thing for baby.   You know what first best thing for baby is? A healthy Mommy.  I give you antibiotics.  They may give baby gas.  He be okay.”
11) Thankful for Dr’s humor:  “Would you like me to make a sign for you to wear for your husband?  It read Out of Commission One Week.”

These past two days, nothing went as planned.  Even still, those things MOST important were addressed.  How do I know?  My husband took care of business.  The kids are happy, healthy, and loved.  Mama’s on the road to recovery.

And even when things were in complete disarray, there was still so much for which to be thankful!

I want to share the lyrics to a song by Laura Story.  I first heard this song as I drove to the ER yesterday.  Again today, I heard the song as I drove to my follow up appointment.

Coincidence?  Maybe?  But, I’d like to think God is much more intentional.

Blessings
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace

Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It’s not our home

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise

…Lovely sentiment!

Enjoy Yourself.

 

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