Friday, January 29, 2016

Continuing...

Hello, Dear Ones and I want to thank you all for sticking with me. I wanted to tell you about my doctor's appointment yesterday. It went well and I didn't have any panics in the car trying to get there. Mr. Precious has been trying to get me out for a little ride each day and that has helped so much. I'll show you a few snaps of my sewing room that I'm missing creating in at the moment.
 The doctor says I'm right where I should be with my healing and he said I could take off the huge immobilizer and they put me in an open knee one so I can bend my knee. It's hurts! I'm so tired of 'hurt'. I've been doing the 'drop and dangle' at home with Mr. Precious holding my leg. I'm not really dangling but am bending  my leg to about 50% and the goal is 90% bend. So...he wants me to go to a rehab center a couple of times a week now and they will continue to help me. I've had a pt tech coming twice a week to the house and that has helped me.
 Any way, I'm going to bed early each night and working on my Bible Study. I can't attend my actual group right now so I'm just doing it at home and we're study Proverbs and it has been such a blessing and God has been really speaking to me and giving me special scriptures. I use the NIV version of the Bible but I have to say I really like the King James version better when it comes to Proverbs 31 of the virtuous women. I cross stitched the above in 1987 and I just can't get rid of it! I did paint the frame pink to match my new sewing room.
I have often wondered why these kinds of things happen to us. When my little granddaughter is going through so much right now with her health - my daughter needs me. It was right before Christmas time - so busy. God has shown me that He allows these things to happen and it could have been much worse. But I have come to trust Him more, I'm in the Word more and I think this is where I needed to be. I thought I was there but I'm more sincere in my worship to Him. Does that make sense? It's something to feel so vulnerable but then to know where my real strength comes from. Enough of my preaching. :) 
I'll leave you with a little snap of my new knee brace. My bummy looking knee sticks out through the hole and this thing does hurt me! Hopefully the pain will get better. Did I tell you I've become a baby?  Thanks for sticking with me and I love you all for your comments and your prayers.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Healer

 You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease

I trust in You
I trust in You

I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe Lord

I believe You're my portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need
My healer

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease

And I trust in You
Oh, I trust in You Lord
I trust in You

And I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
You are, I believe Lord

And I believe You're my portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

For nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands
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For nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

For nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

And I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
Oh, I believe, I believe Lord

I believe You're my portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

And I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
Jesus, Jesus

And I believe You're my portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

You're more than enough
You're more than enough for me
You're more than enough
Jesus You're all I need
You're more than enough for me

I believe Lord, I believe Lord
I believe Lord, I believe Lord
I believe Lord, I believe Lord
I believe Lord, I believe Lord

~ sung by Hillsong


40 comments:

  1. Shelia, bless your heart. I'm happy that you are leaning on God's word and your faith to get you through this tough time. I too must do this! Hubby having his 3rd stroke after Christmas has been challenging. But thank God, he's getting better each day. I'm so glad you are healing well. I'm praying for you and your sweet granddaughter. When it's a little one hurting, it's heart breaking.
    Your sewing room is adorable and charming!
    Hugs and blessings to you, sweet friend.
    Nancy

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  2. God works in mysterious ways and most of the time we never understand why things like this happen but in the end there is a reason for it all...the important thing is to overcome all the obstacles and keep Him in our hearts always believing in His strength and having faith. I wish you a blessed weekend and you and your granddaughter are in my prayers. Best to you, Silvana

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  3. I am glad that the doctor said all is going well. Stick with it and I am sure that you will see an improvement as you go along. Great that Mr Precious is taking you out and about! He is lovely isn't he! xx

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  4. It's scary to walk on your leg, but with the help of PT and now going to the rehab it'll slowly but surely heal. Yes, you wonder why it happened now of all times. I'm happy Proverbs is helping you Sheila. I have the King James Bible. Bless you and your family, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Hi Kathleen! Just a nice visit from you today! I pray you have a great weekend.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  5. You shall get through this, Shelia - this, too, shall pass. Thinking of you and wishing you strength and speedy healing. xo

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  6. Shelia, you have been through so much and your faith is such a light to me. It shines as bright as your smile. Thank you for sharing you, your family and your faith.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. Your craft room is pretty with its pink and cream. It sounds like you are on the right road to healing, although painful at times. Bless your heart, I see you are doing Bible study which is helpful at all times. Hugs from me in California.

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  8. Your sewing room is lovely! I hope you're feeling better soon...hang in there!

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  9. Oh dear Shelia, you have been through so much and have come so far! You are not a baby. It's okay to say when it hurts. I'm praying that you continue to get better each day, dear one! ♥

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  10. Shelia,
    Bless your heart. . .and your entire body, dear friend!!!
    I am thrilled that your healing continues!!!
    In times such as these, we lean on the everlasting arms of God
    and it is He who carries us through to final victory!!!
    I often read from other versions of the Bible, also. . .
    but when I really want the Scripture to speak to my soul,
    it's King James I go to!!!
    As a child, I was allowed to attend the Baptist Church near our home.
    Somewhere along the way, I remember a Minister saying,
    "I'm going to read it to you the way Jesus spoke it to His disciples."
    That has stuck with me all of my life!!!
    My daily prayers continue on your behalf!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. Oh Shelia, it must be such a long process to heal something like that. Bless you for hanging in there and being resilient enough to even feel like blogging. The new brace doesn't look like any fun at all. I do hope and pray that your healing progresses well and that the pain will diminish. Many blessings. xo. Judy

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  12. I know exactly what you mean Shelia. God brings us to it and thru it. Sending up a prayer each day for you and Carter. xo

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  13. Glad to read that you are improving each day with your knee and also that your precious granddaughter is doing better. Yes, it seems that the trials of life certainly do drive us closer to our God and Father. It is sad that seems to be the case for each of us. We grow spiritually in hard times and we can take comfort in that. I hope your pain will ease up and you will soon be able to do all the things you love to do. Prayers for you and your precious Carter too. Try to rest and know that He is in control of it all. Blessings, Linda

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  14. I am just so stinkin sorry, hon. Hang in there. You are such a dear lady.

    Hugs and kisses and prayers! ♥♥♥

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  15. OMG!! Poor You!! It is good that you are now in the bending brace. And going to a Rehab center for more extensive therapy will surely help you!! Prayers being sent your way...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  16. When I read your post today this old song written by the late Andre Crouch came to mind:
    "Through It all"

    Verse One
    I've had many tears and sorrows,
    I've had questions for tomorrow,
    there's been times I didn't know right from wrong.
    But in every situation,
    God gave me blessed consolation,
    that my trials come to only make me strong.

    Verse Two
    I've been to lots of places,
    I've seen a lot of faces,
    there's been times I felt so all alone.
    But in my lonely hours,
    yes, those precious lonely hours,
    Jesus lets me know that I was His own!

    Verse Three
    I thank God for the mountains,
    and I thank Him for the valleys,
    I thank Him for the storms He brought me through.
    For if I'd never had a problem,
    I wouldn't know God could solve them,
    I'd never know what faith in God could do.

    Chorus
    Through it all,
    through it all,
    I've learned to trust in Jesus,
    I've learned to trust in God

    Chorus2:
    Through it all,
    through it all,
    I've learned to depend upon His Word.

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  17. God bless you sweet Shelia...I know that it is not easy right now, but just know that God is in control. Praying for you and precious Carter.

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  18. Sounds like you're coming along nicely. I can understand your frustration but in a way it's a sign of healing because you're fed up and ready to be able to do more which will propel you to do so. Keep pushing and little by little you'll get yourself to where you need to be. Hang in there baby!! Hugs, Liz

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  19. Glad to hear you are healing. One day this will be many days in the past and you will be walking around just fine. It's worth it for that!

    I have a relative who needs knee replacement, but is putting it off...and off...she is almost completely disabled because of it and I wish she could see your progress.

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  20. healing thoughts for you sweetie.

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  21. I'm so sorry about your knee and I hope it heals and that you don't have anymore pain. Take care and it sounds like you have a wonderful and helpful husband. You have a pretty craft room!
    Sending hugs, Julie xo

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  22. Love your pink sewing room. My bedroom was pink when i bought my house, long time ago and has remained that way. Unlike some people I find painting a momentous task, that and I have chronic migraines. I like NIV to read for ease but find NKJV much prettier and more poetic

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  23. I am so sorry you are going through such a hard time right now. You and Carter remain in my prayers.

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  24. Oh Shelia, I am so sorry that your knee is taking so long to heal. Your craft/sewing room is so pretty. So glad that you are continuing your Bible Studies, I know that this helps you. God will not abandon you and Carter. Your both in my daily prayers for a speedy recovery.
    Sending lots of hugs to you and little Carter.
    Mary

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  25. I am glad you are healing and your progress is where it supposed to be. The sad thing is that "where we are supposed to be" is never fast enough for most of us...and then there is the pain involved in rehab. However, your outlook is good and I am glad you have your bible study to keep you focused on something outside of pain and rehab. I am keeping you and your sweet granddaughter in my prayers. xo Diana

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  26. Sheila I am so sorry that you hurt so much. I remember when I broke my elbow and I had to move it after having it stabilized for so long. It hurt so bad to bend and straighten and I cried while doing the exercises. But I didn't want to lose the use of my arm so I persevered. Poor Sheila, I do understand. I will be praying for you. So glad you are getting out a little bit. We don't understand why these things happen, but trust that God knows.

    Your sewing room is so cute. I love the pink and cream. You will be using it again before you know it.

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  27. You are an amazing and inspiring soul. Shelia God has truly called you to set an example for us all. Through HIS grace you are healing and growing strong. When the road seems tough just remember you are loved and being prayed for each day. HE is directing your path. Love you xo

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  28. I'm so glad you shared from your heart how God is working in your body and your life while you're healing. It's at times like this that He can work things in our lives if we let Him. Love you sewing room. You'll get back to it again and will enjoy it more than ever before.
    ~Adrienne~

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  29. Hello, I will keep you and your granddaughter in my prayers. I hope you both heal and recover quickly. Your sewing room is pretty. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  30. I'm so glad you are making progress with your healing. Healing can hurt but you know that if you do all you are supposed to, things will improve -- as you've seen. Doesn't mean it's fun, though, but I think seeing improvement makes it a little easier.

    I think we all ask why. And maybe that answer comes down to "it just does." I don't believe God wants us to hurt or not be able to lend assistance to others who need it. It just happens. It's what we do with it after it happens that takes us on our journey. We'll never know -- all we can do is do our best. It sure sounds like you are. Keep fighting the fight!

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  31. I haven't been around to visit blogs very much. I'm so sorry this has happened to you. It sounds like you are growing leaps and bounds in your faith through it all. What a blessing to see how God is ministering to you. Prayers for a swift recovery.

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  32. I'm glad to hear you are still on the mend, and everything is going as planned as far as the doctor is concerned. I'm terribly sorry about your physical pain, and I hope that soon comes to an end. We never know what plans God has in store for us. His reasons are for him to know and us to trust . . . so hard! I wish your Bible Study group knew how to Skype you into their meetings!

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  33. Oh dear, I've just read about your surgery and want to offer my prayers for a speedy recovery! God bless you for all that you've been through. Your little Carter must be thrilled with all your sweet crocheted pieces for her dolly. Prayers will be lifted for both of you. Loving hugs are sent to you!

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  34. How beautiful your area is! Very conducive to being creative! I'm so sorry you're in so much pain with your knee. I can totally relate and praying for healing and God's comforting touch on you. Praying for your Granddaughter, too, that God will totally heal her.

    Blessings - Julie

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  35. Shelia, I had no idea what was happening with your knee as it has been a while since I visited your place. Ouch. This hurt. Will pray. God bless you.
    d

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  36. Keep up wit your rehab, Shelia! It will help you keep your mobility as you heal. I know the road seems long and hard but you are doing a great job! We never know why God puts challenges in our path but there is a reason and we have to accept His plan. I love all the sweet things you make for your granddaughter--hope she is continuing to improve! God bless.

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  37. I hope the rehab will help. You will be good as new soon. Isn't it wonderful to have a Lord who helps to hold us up when the bad things occur?

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  38. Shelia, I wish I could send you a big, ole hug and bring you a pecan-brown butter coffee cake. I hope your pain lessens quickly, and your rehab continues to be a success. I will remember you and your precious grandbaby in my prayers. Your sewing room is so pretty, beautifully organized. I know you'll be there soon, creating and dreaming. Take care, sweet friend. xxoo

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  39. I am just now reading this post. Bless your heart...and your knee. I guess it's never a good time to be hurt/sick/injured. I guess try to be patient, and figure out a way to use the couch time to read, meditate, pray. I wish you a speedy recovery! Sheila

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