This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Monday, January 19, 2009

Grains of Gratitude—Delayed Monday Edition

Well I found the gloves. Of course it was after I had bought some new ones. They were in a jacket I'd forgotten I wore with them. So now I should be really warm. Actually I’ve not had need for them—the weather has been great. I’m grateful for finding them and not needing them!! It was a lovely weekend with my guys. We’ve accomplished quite a bit and still managed to relax and enjoy each other.

Did I mention I also found the shirt? Yay!

I tore the house apart looking for some pictures yesterday and actually found them. Hey! I’m on a roll.

I am grateful for some good news on the medical front. I still have a few more tests to go, but my worst worries have been addressed. My blood pressure has come down significantly. And I was surprised to find out that I’m dealing with hypothyroidism as opposed to some other issues. That was unexpected. Looking at the list of symptoms was like looking in a mirror, we’ll see how I do on the medication. While I know it is not a “magic pill” that will fix everything, I have hopes that it will put me in a place where I can work at being healthier physically and mentally.

The timing on the colonoscopy Friday was good, my husband was able to take time off to help transport the boys to their activities and then me back and forth. That was a real blessing. I won’t lie and say the prep was not bad—it was neither fun nor pretty. The procedure itself, though was manageable, mostly due to the medications they give you (which make you forget the whole thing!).

There are people out there who want to be awake for this. You know I was awake for two C-sections. Those were joyful experiences (even with the issues of the first) I got pretty babies—but to be awake for a scope? Hmmmmmmmmmmm…I recommend the Versed.

I am very grateful to the staff, the nurses and the doctor for the care they gave me. Once I got there it was almost a relief and their attitudes and skilled care blessed me.

I am so grateful for my friends who covered me in prayer. The peace that filled me was nothing short of miraculous.

This new week is just waiting. What are you grateful for?


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We are above 0 degrees and although a little light snow is falling there is no storn in our forecast. So I'm thankful for today's weather. We've had a long hard winter here and gloves are needed every day for sure.

luvmy4sons said...

A wonderful thank you list...pryaing for continued health for you! I love it when God finds up lost things...not the least of which is me!

Leah in Iowa said...

Praying that you'll be able to deal well with hypothyroidism, and that the medication helps you. Sounds like you're house cleaning!? Good for you! Keep up the good work!

~ Leah

Winging It said...

Yay! for found things and healthy bodies and good diagnoses (so we can be properly treated!)!

Rejoicing with you my friend!

Hope you have a strong healthy week! Filled with wonderful family moments!

Anonymous said...

I hope your new meds can help you! I've had a couple of colonoscopies and the prep is definitely the worst part.The test is easy since you sleep through the whole thing! Yay that you found your gloves and the shirt!