Saturday, April 12, 2008

God Is Always There

Again, God is always there lifting us up when we fall. As you could probably tell in the past few posts, I've been down. I think it's mostly about my Mom. I've been so upset, in my own way, over her condition. Her continual roller coaster health has basically made me a nervous wreck. I've been afraid that my faith in her ever coming home was diminishing. God always shows a crack in the window to let a little light of hope shine in. Praise Him and Praise His Holy Name! Why I'm so emotional is because I was so upset and worried about Mom's health yesterday with her UTI. I checked in on her this evening and she is 100% better. She said that she didn't know what was wrong with her, but she is feeling 100% better. She felt good enough to make all of her therapy sessions. Her appetite came back full force. She even sounded better! She said that Dr. Henderson (not too sure on the name) came in and they ruled out the UTI because after they ran tests today, there were no signs of a bladder infection. They honestly don't know what happened to her. I honestly believe the power of God is what healed her from the sickness. I just hope and pray that she will not be sick again because they are still aiming for Tuesday, if nothing else happens. I can't thank you enough for all the prayers because I believe that is the reason why she is still here.

Whitney & Natalie called me last night and asked me to meet them for lunch today. We met at one of our favorite restaurants,"Sweet Peppers." I love their Chicken Salad with Deli Greens! It's so much that I never can finish it. Whitney was in town to help Natalie get ready for the prom tonight. She showed me her nails that Whitney did this morning and she did a very good job. All I've heard for the past few days is "have you seen Whitney's hair?" Well, I finally got to see it and it's not as drastically cut as I pictured. It's a little longer than mine right now and it has some layers. Because it's so thick, she is thinking about going back and getting it thinned out. I think thick hair runs in our family because I have to do the same thing. Our thick hair is the heavy thick, not the nice volumizing thick. With me, by the end of the day, my hair clings to my head. Anyway, I thought Whit's hair looked nice. The good thing about her cutting her hair, Maryann told me that she donated her hair to the "Locks of Love." I think that's the name of the organization. It's an organization that makes wigs with real hair for people who have cancer.

As you know, a few of our electronics/appliances went up in smoke from the storm yesterday. Well, Doug and I didn't realize what a necessity a microwave was for us until we wanted to warm up some food this morning. Then, I got to thinking about Katie's chicken nuggets. Ugh! We need a microwave! When Katie and I got back home from our luncheon with Whitney and Natalie, we picked up Doug and headed back to town. The only two places, checking out microwaves, were Sears and Walmart. We ended up getting a Panasonic Inverter Microwave. I think that is what it is called. We've never heard of an Inverter Microwave. It didn't matter to me what kind we got as long as it was a good one. I don't care if we get all the bells and whistles! I know sometimes when you get a device with all the extras, you end up wishing you had not. Now, I have to get adjusted to the difference in cooking time. I know our little 900 watt took a long time to warm food up and all of it even. Doug said I'll have to watch it because this one is a 1250 watt. You watch, I'll end up causing something to explode.

Our neighbors got their electricity back on today. They had people come early this morning, working on their house and power lines. I guess they finished around 2:00-3:00 this evening. O.T. told Doug the only thing that doesn't work is their microwave. Everything else seems to be alright.

We discovered Web Worms in a couple of our trees this past week. It's been too windy for Doug to burn them out, so we've waited. Today, I noticed that they hatched. I told Doug that we need to do something now. He burnt one web out, but he couldn't reach the others. He thought it would be a good idea to spray the trees and shrubs real good with bug poision. Since Katie was outside, I thought it would be a great idea for her and I to go on a nature walk while Daddy sprayed for bugs. We walked down the trail and enjoyed the fresh air. Katie and I love our walks, we just need to go on more walks together. While we were walking, I noticed a beautiful tree in the woods. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. It was definitely a tree with petite leaves, but the blooms looked exactly like pink honeysuckle. It didn't have a fragrance, but it was attractive. I looked for seedlings, but then I got to thinking that we have plenty of trees in our yard as it is. I just thought they were very pretty. We picked wildflowers on the way back home. Katie had a nice bouquet that she insisted on bringing inside the house and putting them in water. Millard and Peggy stopped by to drop off one of Katie's outfits that they ordered from Smartie Britches. It is so cute! Well, all the outfits they have made her are precious. This outfit is a white sleeveless capri set with brown and blue polka dots on it. The pants are brown with white polka dots and it comes with a matching purse and hair bow. Peggy had a brown "K" monogramed on the front of the shirt. Peggy said that Tammy was getting ready for the "Bloomin' Festival" next weekend. She had a lot of new outfits including short sets. Tammy told Peggy that there are quite a few short sets, but she just hasn't had the time to put them on her website yet. I think if everything is quiet around here by next weekend, we might go to the festival this year. Katie is older now that she might be able to enjoy it. They have inflatable playsets like the bounce house and slide for children, she might enjoy. If we go, we'll have to get a french waffle with lots of powdered sugar on top. Katie's never had one before, she might like it. I know you can make them at home, I haven't made them in a very long time.

Katie's New Sayings
I don't know if I've told you some of Katie's new sayings. She is real big on having friends. She'll ask "are you my friend?" If she gets mad at you, she'll tell you "you not my friend." There are even times when she'll tell me "you're my friend." It's so sweet when she asks me "do you like me? I like you."

Coke Rewards
For those of you who like to shop at "Sephora," you need to be collecting Coke points. We've been collecting Coke points for quite some time now and they're rewards selection changes often. I haven't checked the rewards in a while, so after I put some points in the other day I noticed that gift certificates for "Sephora" were on there. Alright! I redeemed a little over 1200 points to receive a $50 egift certificate for "Sephora." I was so excited! I redeemed it yesterday and spent the certificate all on Bare Escentuals eye makeup and brush today. I would love to get another certificate in order to get this Bare Escentuals Blemish Therapy powder. It's suppose to cover and heal your blemishs. I can't remember how much it cost, but I'd be interested in trying it.


The Thorsrud Family said...

AMEN! God has a plan...we just have to trust him. It may not be what we want at the moment but it will glorify him and be for the better good for his plan!! I love this verse and always have. I am a worry wart....and have always really struggled with TRUSTING God. Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The Thorsrud Family said...

This is another favorite of mine.....our Lord made a statement, easy to understand. Yet it is just about the hardest thing that He ever told us to do.

Matthew 6:34:

"So do not worry about tomorrow. For tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."