Rick is now "officially" disabled. He got his first disability check the end of March. The money helps - and we thank God for it. But at the same time, it was a difficult day for both of us. A point in life that we never thought we would see.
We are praying that God will still use us - perhaps even more now.
In praying that God will use us, we have after much thought and prayer decided to start a ministry - America Ministries. I am in the process of setting up a website for it - so that others can know what we are doing and where we are.
God has graciously blessed us with a 1993 Avion 5th wheel, and a 2003 Dodge Ram Truck. The Avion is paid for - Praise the Lord! And the truck is being paid on - Praise the Lord for His provisions to even make the payments!
We have spent a lot of this last month working on the 5th wheel - getting it cleaned and loaded and an order put to it.
We were able (finally) to take it to the lake and try it out. So far, everything works!!! Praise the Lord!!!
(Pictures coming! LOL)
We continued to spend time with Pat and Charlie. Laughing, talking, cooking and eating! We have grilled a LOT this past month - at Mandy's house, at the Lake, at Pat's house. All good!!!
We have enjoyed time with other family as well. Time to have conversation. Time to play Mexican Train dominoes - laughing, teasing, even hollering! LOL
Yes, we have had some bad days and bad nights. Times of great and extreme physical pain. Times of just being so stressed and frustrated with life, yet so safe and secure with one another, that we have argued and snapped at one another. Times of walking the floor, unable to sleep or rest. Crying out to God for help, for relief, for answers. Crying out to God just for mercy and for grace!!!!!
These rough nites make the loneliness even greater and more intense. There are times that Rick is so uncomfortable and in so much distress and pain - times that i can do nothing more than sit, cry and pray for him. Not so much pain due to the dialysis, but due to neuropathy in his feet and legs, and because of the dialysis & kidney failure he is limited on the types of medications he can take now to help ease the pain and discomfort.
We did find out in our week trip to the lake in the RV that he sleeps better in the RV than he does in the house. He can be hooked to the cycler at night in the RV and still roam the full house, even able to go outside if he wants. Where as here in this house, he is limited to our bedroom, possibly a few steps on the front porch, and to step into the dining room. Not much room to roam - house is just too big and too many corners for the tubing.
God is good and faithful - He has blessed us with so many blessings! More than we can count! We are trying to remember each blessing so that we can count them back to Him as praises and with thanksgiving.
Life is LIFE.
And we have decided that whatever life God gives us to LIVE - we want to LIVE and not die. Trusting Him with all our heart, leaning not on our own understanding, in all our ways acknowledging Him ... and He promises to direct our paths and make them straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Pray for us ... please.
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here