Sunday, October 4, 2009

Blessings on the Road to Healing

myles and ella

I was originally going to share more about this past week, but after thinking about it, I realized it will not help me right now in my healing process. It was far rougher than I could have anticipated, but it is BEHIND me now and I would like to document my blessings in the healing process. I am doing this to help myself move forward in healing.

Blessings..big and small

**My SIL came from SC last week and took care of the girls and made sure they got to where they needed to be each and every day...not an easy task! The cuteness above, that you will not recognize, is her little boy. How cute is this picture of him and Ella together?

**My SIL from England is here this week tending to all that needs to be tended to while I am working on healing.

**Our church and local Mom's Club has organized 2 weeks worth of meals for our family..leaving one less thing to have to worry about.

**My kitchen counter is full of beautiful flowers and cards...making my days brighter!

**I have a visiting nurse coming to my home, who is MOST helpful with her advice!!

**My catheter and bag was removed today at the doctor's office!!!!! Coming home with that has not been very pleasant, but it is now gone! Just when I was getting the hang of using it and changing it. : )

**I am now able to shower myself!!

**I have days where the pain is unbearable(yesterday was one of them) but I also have days that are not so bad...TODAY is one of them!! Thank-you, God!

**I am having trouble with pain while I am lying down, but last night figured a semi-comfortable way to sleep sitting up in a chair!!

**I have a stent in for another month that is very painful, but I am now one week closer to getting that removed.

**My parents, who have been a big help in getting me to appointments and such!!!

**I am not a person who likes to depend on others, that has had to change for this all to happen. That is a lesson that will only bring me closer to God as I learn to completely depend on Him for all of my needs.

**I usually try to remember one day at a healing has changed that gear to one hour at a time. I WILL get there!!! My love to all of y0u for your prayers...HUGE blessing!!!

Be Blessed, my friends!!!!



mommy24treasures said...

oh sweet Michelle, I just am so so sorry for the rough time you have had this past week and am glad it is just a memory now. Big yea the catheter is out!!!!
I will continue to pray that the pain does indeed continue to lessen and that your body recuperates and heals in a speedy fashion. He is your strength and we all love you!
What a kind SIL and group of support you have around you.

Carmen said...

Praying for your healing and strength and that the girls feel secure in the hands of family.

Nothing better than to count blessings when times are rough.

Big Hug

Colleen said...

Michelle, I will continue to pray for your complete healing!!!! I am so happy you have such a strong support of people there for you!! I know completely what you mean about not liking to depend on others. I am the excact same way and find it hard to ask for help. Please let others do for you!!! You need to heal and concentrate on yourself right now.
Many hugs and blessings!!!!! :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

How beautiful your nephew is....
As hard as this must be I am so thankful for all the blessings and so thankful that you are choosing to focus on those and thank God for them and glorify Him as well....
Will keep praying for you.....
Hope you are much better and pain free very, very soon.
God bless you friend,

Jeff and Amy said...

Oh Michelle I hope that you have a speedy recovery, will pray that you are able to rest without pain this evening and continue your healing process. Hugs to you.

Lori Lynn said...

Here's wishing you peace and comfort and happiness in these difficult times!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh Michelle, I hope that each day gets a little easier for you. I am glad that you are surrounded by the love and support of your wonderful family and friends.

Wishing you a peaceful and speedy recovery.



TanyaLea said...

Oh heart goes out to you during this rough time of recovery. I had back surgery in the spring of '08, so I know very well of what you speak of...your words hit close to home. I ended up having a much harder recovery time than was anticipated, and had to rely on others for help and some of my most basic needs. It was humbling to say the least! But like you, it was a time I used to refocus my attentions and grow my relationship with the Lord. Sometimes it's when we are down that we can hear His voice the clearest. We no longer take things for granted and we get a fresh new perspective on life. Reading your post has reminded me of that time in my own life and how very much each and every prayer meant to me. I love that you are focusing on the positive and the blessings...I am a strong believer that it will definitely have a positive affect on your healing.

"...whatever is of good report, think on these things."
~Philippians 4:8

Praying that you are getting good rest during this time of healing and that you are feeling better soon. Sending lots of love and hugs your way!! <><

God bless,

Suzy said...

I'm so glad your needs are being met by so many loving people. I hope your pain goes away, your healing is speedy, and your rest is comfortable and refreshing. Lots of love, Suzy

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I think of you all day ,every day..
Glad things are getting a little easier..
Love ya..

Sherri said...

I'm sorry the recovery hasn't been what you expected.

Let me give you some advice on allowing others to help you. A friend gave this advice to me 19 years ago when I was pregnant with Jonathan and was having trouble with my asthma. She said that you need to allow others to step in and help because they are being obedient to God in doing so. If you decline their help, you're taking away their opportunity for ministry.

That changed my outlook.

Hang in there, Michelle.

Deborah Ann said...


Thanks for stopping by Heavenly Humor. I read some of your previous posts, I'm so sorry to hear what you just went through! I'll keep you in my prayers, that God will heal you up quickly. Your blog is beautiful, and so is your heart, I can feel it. Feel free to join me as a follower so I can catch any updates from you.


a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, what an example you are to my whiny self right now! Praying the pain lessens and your strength returns quickly.

Tiffany said...

Wish I lived closer to bring you guys meals or something! Just know that you and your family are in my prayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hoping that you have a speedy recovery!!!!

Hugs to you!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle, I am sorry to hear that your first week home was a difficult one, but in the midst of it, what blessings to be surrounded by so many people who love you. I pray that you continue down this path of healing.

BTW, your nephew is C.U.T.E.!!!!!

Andrea Nielsen said...

praying for you and hoping for easier days!

Keisha said...

Oh.. Michelle,... I'm so thankful for all the support that you have! God is GOOD!! I'm praying for a speedy recovery girly!

JShannon said...

Oh Michelle, something tells me that this rough of a recovery wasn't expected. I'm so sorry that you are in so much discomfort and pain. I know the feeling of not depending on anyone else to do things for you but sometimes you just need to sit back and let that happen. I will be praying for a complete recovery and healing very soon.

Colleen said...

I am praying for you and for the pain to lessen {{{{hug}}}} I am so sorry that you are going through so much.{{{hug}}}

hollym. said...

Hi Michelle,
Praying right now for your healing and pain management.
Wonderful, positive post that you took time to write!

Take care,

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Copyright © 2009 said...

Michelle...Daughter of the Righteous King...I am blessed by your determination to look through eyes of faith!
The faith that is from God and placing that gift of faith right on Him.
God bless you and keep you in all your ways!
I thank God in advance for your pain to be replaced with great comfort. I love the Lord's way of doing things....He gives and takes away...not in the way we may think....He gives us joy and takes away our mourning. He gives us peace and takes away our anxiety. He gives us beauty and takes away our ashes. He gives us abundance and takes away lack..He gives healing and takes away sickness. I could go on and on my sweet sister...I do not know you personally..but I am blessed to be praying for your healing to spring forth speedily (Isaiah 58:8)....
Live Life and Love Abundantly in Christ Jesus..Teresa

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Michelle...I have been praying for you. I am so thankful for your family and friends that I are taking such good care of you. You are such a blessing to so many people Michelle...please let them take care of you and don't feel uncomfortable. Take advantage of this down time and just do something for yourself.....just know that His healing hand is upon you and you will be up cooking and cleaning in no time! I know it is hard, no one can care for your children like you are amazing....I love you.

delucchi family said...

I like you find it hard to let others help, so I understand your struggles, but not your pain as each persons pain is unique to them. Will continue to pray as your character grows through this experience - you ARE doing amazing, even though in the lows it does not feel that way. An hour or even a minute at a time is a good way to go. Lots of love

Nikki said...

Michelle, I am soooo sorry! I had no idea you were going thru any of this...the last time I checked your blog you were off to Disney!
I'm glad to hear you are home and recovering - I will be praying that you are feeling back to yourself SOON. Love you girl:)

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Michelle...I am glad you are on the mend. This surgery is sooo much harder on adults than it is on kids. I know your procedure was slightly different than Dori's, but overall nearly identical. I can't imagine having the cath in so long. So nice that your SIL could come and help. Hugs & prayers for continued healing!

Paula said...

I am so happy to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Glad you have a lot of help from people AND thank you for the post you did about Sophies adoption in China about being committed. I really needed to read that. We had a LONG past year with little Bella and now that she has turned one we finally feel like we can see light at the end of the tunnel. There were a lot of times that I wanted to give up, but I knew that was not what God wanted me to do. HE gave me strength. Thanks, Michelle.

Deborah Ann said...

Isn't God good to send all these blessings your way when you need them the most? Wow, you are loved!

AZMom said...

Glad you are getting better day by day. I think of you often.

Huge, gentle, hugs!

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