My Journal

Nov. 27, 2013

I broke my hand, went through an awful mess, in hospital three days, hand and arm in a cast. Worried that my faith would not be enough to overcome my problems. I spoke to Pastor Don and he gave me James 1:1-2. I must keep reminding myself “Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

December 5, 2013

It is more than just the pain in my hand, it is more than the many follow-up appointments, it is more than the uncertainty of the TIA diagnosis, it is the frustration of not being able to do my job around the house. There are so many things I am supposed to do! It is so close to Christmas and I can’t decorate the house, I am having trouble getting gifts in the mail for children and grandchildren and don’t even think of getting out Christmas cards!! I can’t ride my bike and just the last few days I have not been able to get out for a walk. Very few of the clothes I have will fit over the cast. THERE, I have whined long enough. “Do not be anxious about anything…………………….” Once again I can gain comfort from my Bible.

December 12 (Happy Birthday!)

Still have the cast on. Thought it might come off last Monday, but doctor said one more week. So, all in all, it could have been worse (my right hand instead of my left) and I have been able to keep up my spirits for the most part thanks to answered prayers from my faithful Jesus always there when I needed a boost in moral and remembering James 1:2.

December 25, 2013

Went to the doctor yesterday. He took the cast off, but the hand was not healed so he put a new cast on for another three weeks. Terribly disappointing. The hand is more painful in the new cast. But we had calls from all the kids today. Also had a call from Debbie. Dick and I worked together and made us a nice Christmas dinner. We had Carol’s and the boys gifts to unwrap which are always fun. But missed Christmas past. I am relying on James 1:2, other Bible messages and my prayers to keep my faith strong.