Rick is doing a little better since his fall a week ago today. *He is still sore and stiff. *But his left hand/wrist/arm is not as swollen as it was, not as stiff as it was. He is able to use it a little at a time. *The area between his right collarbone and his right underarm is still very sore - even to the touch. He says that it is like a dull ache all the time, but when he coughs, laughs, sneezes, hiccups, it HURTS. *There are still no bruises showing up from the fall. *His main complaint now is with his back hurting. I'm sure that in falling that hard, his back twisted. But for all the time he has been sitting this past week ... well, that hasn't helped either. Especially since he has been sitting in a straight back kitchen chair. The couch is too low for him to get down to, or up off of.
Which brings me to a prayer request ... (1) We need a porch for the RV. Not a large one, not an expensive one. Just one that will come to the bottom of the door, allowing Rick to actually get outside without having to step down these small RV steps. We would like to have a ramp on the side, rather than steps. Just because he has a much easier time negotiating a ramp than using the steps. Estimated cost would be around $300 - which is so far out of our pocketbook now, that we cannot even consider it. But I pray. God knows what we need, He knows what is best. Would you pray with me???
(2) We would like to have the couch taken out of the RV and put 2 recliners in here. That would give Rick a more comfortable place to sit and rest. This straight back kitchen chair is not very conducive to a comfortable position. And when it hurts to lay in bed - sigh.
The kids and friends would help us get the couch out and the recliners in. Again, only God can provide this! Would you pray with us? And pray for us?
Joshua called me yesterday afternoon around 1 p.m. He asked if there was anyway for us to go over to the house and meet the kids off the bus. He said that he and Dessie were in Abilene meeting with Santa :) ... and didn't know if they would be finished in time to get back for the bus. Of course!
Gave us a good excuse to get out of the house - Thank you Lord!
And gave us a good reason to get to see Joshua, Dessie, Shell and Kyla. Thank you God!!! d
We didn't get to stay long - Rick got tired. And since he is the one to drive at night - because I don't see very good in the dark - we left there around 8 p.m. I sure didn't want to! I miss the lazy times together ... just to talk, share and laugh. The times to play a card game. The times to just be still together. I miss those!!!!!
We will be leaving Coffee Creek either Saturday or Sunday - going to Sulphur Springs. Rick's mom's family - the Walkers - are having Christmas at the Pickton Community Center on Sunday. Potluck dinner ... Come hungry!!!!!
Then, on Wednesday afternoon - Dr. Greenwell and the dialysis nurses over at Paris. Will you pray for Rick, that he will get a good and excellent report? He really could use some good news!!!!!
Wednesday night will be Rick's mom's Christmas at our daughter's house. This will be our first family time together with her there. Looking forward to the time with her, Brooke, and Elijah - and with the rest of the family.
We will return to Coffee Creek on Thursday.
And because we are going to be gone 4 days next week - we are working every day this week, banking our 2 days off this week to be used next week.
And then, Saturday night at the Texas Star, here in Coffee Creek ... Merry Christmas party! Good food, lots of laughs, sweet fellowship, awesome hugs!
The park is furnishing 2 hams ... we are all bringing the sides and desserts.
We will have a Chinese Christmas after eating. Everyone is to bring a $10 gift. Then, we will take turns either getting a gift from under the tree, or taking from someone else. LOL
Looking forward to this with our extended family!
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here