Good morning and God bless each one that reads this. I pray for you and for yours. *For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His might strength.* Ephesians 1:15-19
God is good, even when life isn't. Thank God that we serve God, not this life. Thank God that HE is greater than anything within us, He is greater than anything around us. He is Greater! And He is the same God yesterday, today and forever! His arm is not shortened, His hand is not weakened. He is the Same GOD!!! Thank you Father!!!
We did go to the Dialysis center last Wednesday. Rick got an IV of iron, blood was drawn, and we saw the doctor. Dr Greenwell is well pleased with Rick and with all his numbers. :-) ... Thank you Lord. The only "issue" is that he has gained some weight, that is not fluid. And that his blood sugars are running a little high - which is most likely due to the increase of weight and lack of exercise. Dr Greenwell encouraged Rick to get up and do something, find something that he is passionate about and DO IT. :-)
And on that note ... I put a request on Facebook the last of the week asking if anyone had a reasonable priced treadmill. There were many responses, however - the prices were ranging from $100 - $250 ... which if you compare those prices to the new prices? They were very reasonable. But if you compare those prices to our checkbook? Still so far out there i couldn't afford any of them. So, i continued to pray - asking God to intervene. And intervene HE DID!!!
I received a message from Shanny, she had a treadmill for sale. I asked her how much, and she said that since this was Christmas and Christmas is all about the spirit of giving - how about the cost of fuel to come get it! WOW!!! And then, before we could make arrangements to go get it, a cousin, Bret, said that he would go get it for us. WOW!!! He is so sweet and precious! Love that boy! :-) So, we are the proud but humble owners of a treadmill!!! :-) ... and yes, i have been using it!!! We put it in the living room, front and center to our lives - i didn't want to put it off in the back bedroom, even if there was more room back there. I wanted it as a stark reminder that we need to USE IT!!!
We also had a knock on the door here that same morning, and in going to the door - it was Uncle Bill. He asked if we were still looking for "one of those exercise things" LOL ... Rick went with him to see what he was talking about ... and they came home with an Elliptical machine!!!
I went to the doctor on Thursday last week. My labs are good. A slight decrease in kidney function - according to the lab report. Dr Eric put me on a new medication for my legs - he said it would stimulate circulation. I have been on the medication now for almost a week, and my legs are feeling better. Still swelling and still hurting, but ... a bit better. :-) Not stopping me from using the new machines! :-)
We had MeMe's Christmas dinner here last Sunday night ... Jimmy & Mary Lou, Dave & Shirley, David & Tina, Valerie with daughter Claudia, Chris & Sarah with Donovan and Ashton, Greg & Haley, Mandy with Elijah and Brooklyn. And food and food and food!!! :-) Ham, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, 2 kinds of chicken casserole, corn, breads, tea, and desserts - OH MY!!! :-)
A lot of laughs and hugs ... talking about memories and missing Granny McCoy ... :-)
Pray for our granddaughter, Brooke. She has a "spot" on her lower leg. Looks almost like a mole? or a small growth of some kind? - appears to be changing shapes, but is it because she won't leave it alone? Anyway, we are taking her to the doctor to have it checked out in the morning. Praying that God will intervene and heal her no matter what it is!
This week is quiet comparably. No doctor appointmetns for us. We have started the process of applying for Rick's disability. First appointment with Social Security is on January 3. We have heard the horror stories of applying for disability. But then, the social worker at the dialysis center assures us that because of the dialysis it changes everything. Guess we will see.
I am missing my son and daughter in love, and missing my grandson and granddaughter. It seems like forever since we have been out there!!! It has only been almost 2 months, but to me? That is forever!!! I miss them so much that i feel overwhelmed with sadness at times. I love my son and his family. I just am missing them.
Spending time on the website and working on some computer stuff ... but also trying to rest some ...
Trusting the Lord for all that we need ... God bless you and yours!!!
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
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