Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In the eye of the beholder

What a time it has been. Over the last 3 weeks, my mother has gone to the hospital after passing out, with bleeding ulcers, I traveled from Humble to Shreveport quickly to take care of her, I developed foot drop the 3rd day I was with her, the neurologist is stumped, the orthopedic surgeon found more to operate on (disc degeneration in spine), many tests later an auto immune disorder has shown up, I had an infusion in my spine for pain, my ulcer has decided to act up, and I will see a rheumatologist to see the verdict on the autoimmune. Mom and I are both going to PT because of my foot and her back. I can't drive and am stranded in Shreveport. I will have been here 4 weeks, in 2 days. Taken from another perspective...my mother is getting stronger and her ulcers seem to be healing, I had a safe journey to Shreveport with a good friend of mine following to make sure we were OK, I can walk in spite of the foot drop, the neurologist tested everything and I do have a brain (!), I was able to get an infusion and it helped the pain, and, most importantly, I have been able to spend quality time with my mom and monitor her progress. God is so good.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I checked my kids' blogs today and see how behind I am already. I want to write about all the things I read in their blogs. That would be silly! They already wrote those words. I must think outside the box!
I am praying about which way the Lord would have me take this. Should I confess all my mistakes so that a reader who happened to stumble upon these words can learn from my mistakes? Should I write about my triumphs? All of this is fair game, I suppose...but, what all am I willing to share publicly? I keep a journal for me and God. Isn't that something that should be just for me and God? Then, again...one could learn from my mistakes and my triumphs. God has been there through it all, so why not share what He's taught me? I will furthur contemplate these matters, as I pray for God's will.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I could always write. I was the editor of my Junior High Newspaper. I received a reward in Quill in Scroll in Highschool. Just wondering if it will come back, if I try really hard to get it back.