Thursday, January 21, 2016

UPDATE! Prayer Request and Almost Midweek with Marion

 Dear Ones, I just had to let you know the doctor has just called my daughter and said he is going to lower Carter's steroid dosage! This is answered prayer! How I appreciate you continuing to pray for her! She still has a journey ahead of her but she is in God's hands and we continue to pray for her complete healing. Thank you all so very much for praying for my little granddaughter. I send you my love!!! Praise Him!

Hello, Dear Ones! Have I told you how very much I appreciate you? Your support, your kind words, thoughts and prayers for me as well as my little granddaughter, Carter, and all she is going through now.
I come to you again with a prayer request for my little Carter. Most of you know she is only 5 years old and has a rare autoimmune disease. Her doctor decided to wait on giving her another chemo treatment for a while and if the numbers are lower in her blood work, which she had done today, he will lower her steroids. She is on a really high dose of steroids and you know the ugly things they do to a little child's body. Please, please join me in prayer that her numbers will be lower. I still have every confidence that our mighty God is going to heal our baby! Thank you all so much for praying for her and for me.

Okay, I have no pretty pictures of after Christmas decorating to show you. None of that has happened around here. God bless Mr. Precious! He has been my rock, my love, my nurse, my cook, my housekeeper, my personal maid! :) He took all of the Christmas decorations down and took them into the basement for me. I may not be able to fine everything next year, but that's okay! :) Any way, I'm doing well. Had a few rough days as I had some withdrawals from the Oxycontin the doctor had put me on for pain. But the anxiety has almost left me now and I am taking some 600 mg Ibuprofen.

So... to shorten my long story. I'm still in the immobilizer and have to use the walker and I'm doing my exercises. I have a physical therapist coming by twice a week to help me. I'm still pretty much down most of the time. I didn't want to read and got tired of watching TV so what did I do? Grabbed my crochet hooks and yarn and went to town making crocheted doll clothes.
I got little Carter an American Girl Doll for Christmas and you've seen all of the clothes I made for her through last year. I waited until I got home and had her come over so I could see her open the doll and all of the clothes. She named her doll Blossom and loved the clothes and we had a fashion show.
Here are the things I've crocheted for Blossom. I lined everything up on the table in the dining room and asked my daughter and Carter to come over Monday morning for some girl time and gave her the crocheted clothes.
 Of course I had to have Marion model all of the clothes first before we could give them to Blossom. This is a cute little outfit with red Mary Jane shoes, dark green pants and a cute little top trimmed with a multicolored yarn. There are little gold buttons on the back of the shirt.
 This was so much fun to crochet. Sorry I don't have a pattern to give you. I've looked all over Pinterest and would just use a pattern from here and there.
Oh, I just had to finish off her outfit with a little crocheted headband. Cute as can be, I think. I have more things to show you in a few days.

Thank you again for your prayers for my little Carter.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Great I Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me
 
~ sung from my heart

40 comments:

  1. I have already prayed for Carter, and for you. I do so hope that all goes well. Marion looks great modelling the new outfits, you are a great crocheter! xx

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  2. I will continue to pray for Carter and you also my dear friend.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Continued best thoughts and wishes for Carter. She is so lucky to have such a loving and supporting family. Your husband is a peach, no doubt about it, putting away all that Christmas decor. I hope your knee is all healed up very soon, and you will be back to your sassy little self.

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  4. Prayers and hugs sent your way for both of you. :-) God bless!

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  5. Praying for both of you. Stay strong!
    Hugs, Shelley

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  6. Love all the precious little items you are creating. Happy to hear that you are healing from the broken knee cap ( I know how difficult it is being in that immobilizer.) Prayers for your little granddaughter, and I am so sorry that she or any little child has to suffer in any way. Keep the faith!

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  7. Praying for healing for you and for Carter. I like that she named her doll Blossom, which is also my word for 2016.

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  8. Sending prayers for both of you every day.

    Every little girl should be so blessed to have a wonderful grandma like you. What a sweetheart you are.

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  9. Oh Shelia, I love the hymn and believe it with all of my heart. I'm praying for little Carter and for you, sweetie! Your little outfits that you have made for Carter's doll are so cute! Hugs to you!♥

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  10. I'm so sorry that little Carter is having such a rough time. I do know the ravishes of steroids, and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I've been praying for you and Carter and will continue to do so. Those clothes you crocheted are so cute, and I'm sure Carter is enjoying the doll and the clothes.

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  11. Prayers to your sweet Granddaughter Carter and to you Sheila. My! Blossoms clothes are adorable! Carter is very blessed to have a talented Grandma. So sweet and loving your husband is helping you and taking down the Christmas decor. There is that terrible addiction from that strong painkiller, but it does help when needed.
    Take care, Kathleen in Az

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  12. Such sweet clothes - I'm sure they will be well used.

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  13. Sending prayers and hugs for your little Carter. How horrible for a child to be ill. You are so talented in the doll clothes Shelia! Adorable. Stay safe and warm this weekend!

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  14. Many prayers for Carter. How scary for everyone in your family. My thoughts are with you.

    Mr. P sounds like quite a guy! Good for you! And good for him! I'm glad your treatment is progressing. It must be so very hard. You're an active girl! I understand the stir-crazy and nothing seems to move you -- TV or books. Good for you, finding a productive and fun way to create while confined! The doll clothes are darling and Carter must love them!

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  15. Oh, I'm praying for your precious little Carter. God bless her! My heart is breaking for her, she is a little angel and I know God will heal her.
    Take care of you too.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  16. Continued prayers and healing thoughts for sweet Carter,, you and all your family.

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  17. I will definitely pray for Little Carter, as I do have so much faith in the Lord Jesus, as He has touched His hand so much for us. Next Wednesday I will have the Rosary prayer and we pray specially for the sick. I will remember Little Carter. I'm sure she will be fine, I have faith.
    Have a lovely weekend my friend.
    FABBY
    Love your knit little doll outfits, I'm sure knitting relaxes you too.

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  18. Prayers for Carter and you too! I pray that this ordeal will be over soon for Carter and she can be on her way to a more normal life again. I pray for your continued healing and gaining your mobility back.
    The knitted outfits are adorable. What a lucky gal Carter is with your talents making her doll's outfits. Kudo's to hubby for taking down the Christmas deco and putting it away!

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  19. Sending prayers for Carter and for you...you have been busy with crocheting. Everything is so cute.

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  20. Piensa que puedes y podrás

    Según pienses y sientas en tu corazón, así serás y así te irá en la vida. Sabiduría tuya será elegir los pensamientos habituales que estarán en la base de tus decisiones y conductas. También debes ser prudente para que no se instalen en tu mente ideas negativas que erosionen tus aspiraciones profundas.

    Si piensas que estás vencido, vencido estás. Si piensas que no te atreves, no lo harás. Si piensas que te gustaría ganar, pero que no puedes, no lo lograrás. Porque en el mundo encontrarás que el éxito comienza con la voluntad del hombre. Todo será como tú pienses. Porque muchas carreras se han perdido antes de empezar. Y muchos cobardes han fracasado antes de haber empezado su trabajo. Piensa en grande y tus hechos crecerán. Piensa en pequeño y quedarás atrás. Tienes que estar seguro de ti mismo antes de intentar ganar un premio. La batalla en la vida no siempre la gana el más fuerte o el más ligero. Tarde o temprano el hombre que gana es aquel que cree poder hacerlo.

    La tarea de tus meditaciones consiste en evaluar tus pensamientos habituales, para descartar toda negatividad: tristeza, ansiedad, rabia, odio, abatimiento; y por otra parte, cultivar las actitudes positivas: confianza, serenidad, fortaleza, paciencia, amor. Ánimo, decídete por la reflexión.

    Porque todo lo podemos en Cristo que nos fortalece...Sigo en oración tanto para Carter como para usted Sheila. Abrazos ah y lindo tejido

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    1. Shirley, you're always so sweet to post encouraging words to me and I so appreciate it. Thank you for being such a kind blogging friend.

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  21. Prayers going out for you and your precious Carter.

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  22. Carter and you are certainly going to be in my prayers. What beautiful work you do, Shelia, and she is very fortunate to have such a sweet and loving Grandmother!

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  23. Prayers for you and Carter.
    The doll clothes are lovely.

    Carolyn

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  24. I am continuing praying for you and your family,Shelia.

    Your crocheting talents amaze my non-nimble self.

    Take care and stay warm, dry and safe. Have a good weekend. Hugs. ♥

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  25. Continuing with prayers for Carter and for you for a complete and speedy recovery.

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    1. You just don't know how much I appreciate your prayers. God bless you.

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  26. My dear Shelia, prayers are being said every night for your recovery and for that dear sweet Carter.
    Keep on crocheting, that is good therapy for you. your clothes are beautiful and I know that Carter loves them for Blossom.
    Stay warm and safe.
    Hugs
    Mary

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  27. I hope both of you are completely healed and well and happily and strongly back to normal very very soon!!

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  28. Praying for little Cater and you. Love the crochet.

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  29. Something told me to pop over to your blog today, Shelia & I was so stunned to read about your sweet DGD as well as your accident!!! I am so so very sorry this has all happened to you & yours. Sending up *knee-mails* immediately for complete recovery for both of you.
    hugs,
    Rett

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  30. Shelia, your family and Carter are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  31. Glad they lowered her dose.
    The doll clothes are so cute. I'm glad you are finding something to do when you can't do the other things. I love to read but there are times I just can't get interested in any of the books I have to read.

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  32. Shelia,
    This is great news for Little Carter and for you, dear friend!!!
    His mercies are new (fresh) every morning!!!
    Keep doing as the physical therapists instructs
    and you'll be up and going before Spring, dear one!!!
    My daily prayers continue on your behalf!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  33. Great news for Carter!
    I'm happy to hear you are "a bit" better. How lucky you are to be able to crochet like you do - and then how lucky is Carter to have those beautiful doll clothes!
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  34. Praying for sweet little Carter. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  35. What a praise for Carter. I'll keep her in my prayers.

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