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