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The Lord got me through last October...He can get me through this.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As I remember back in October to the day I wrote, "Am I having a stroke?" to my husband knowing that I wasn't able to get it out to him so he could understand. As my brother took me to the hospital, I just sat wondering what is going on with me? The doctor that took care of me said it was just a migraine. BUT.... The LORD in His mercy took care of me knowing that the nurse that had just come on duty took one look at me and pushed for me to get a CAT scan. I am so Thankful to the LORD for having her there at that precise time and intervening for me.
Jump up to the present. Oh, the LORD is good!!! July is in my mind. As my little girl has one fever after another, the LORD saw it fit to have my husband be the one to take her to the e.r. As they did blood work, they called me a short time later telling me that they want to have her taken to see a pediatrician the next day to be seen. So the next day we took her to her appt. to discover that she needs to be at a hospital 3 hours away.
We make plans, take her to the hospital and find out that she has ALL Leukemia. They were able to bring her fever down as well as start chemo treatments on her. The LORD enabled her to be away from the family when we had a bad flu bug that we were so thankful that she didn't get.
He prevented her from becoming sick. Praise God! Now we are going through a very trying time of our lives as we see her get so sick and tired from the treatments. LORD, help us through this. Give us wisdom to take care of our little girl as well as be a testimony to our children and others that watch how we go through this ordeal. Remind us daily, sometimes hourly of how our actions need to reflect you and who you are to people that we sometimes don't know that are looking on. Thank You for calling us back to Your Word. Help us as we seek to help each other through this.

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CHANCETARYN 8/23/2014 8:26PM

    Praying for God to hold you all tightly together. These tough times help us to know exactly how much he loves and cares for us. Stay strong!

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DEB62BIE62 8/19/2014 4:24PM

    God bless you. He will get you through this too.

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    If GOD did it before he can surely do it again! Blessings of healing and comfort to you and your family!!!

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The LORD is good all the time..

Monday, July 21, 2014

Its been awhile since our 6 year old daughter, Faith was diagnosed with Leukemia July 8th. She has done very well with the chemo treatments and all her medicine. I'm so Thankful that the LORD has been with us through all this. We came home to visit her Grandma and Grandpa as well as worship with our church family. She was so glad to be home but looked a little glum when her and Daddy drove off to Burlington for her next appt. this afternoon. I don't know how others do this without the LORD. He has been here for us each and every day giving us wisdom and strength for each new thing that we face. The LORD is good ALL the Time :) He knew what He was doing when I was getting my anti-depressants for my depression that I'd been going through. He knew about my son's depression and each of my children missing her and Daddy and Mommy. I'm so glad we all have the LORD here for us.

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CHANCETARYN 8/17/2014 7:27AM

    I haven't been on her much over the summer, sorry to read of your struggles. I'm praying for you and your family. emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 7/21/2014 11:18PM

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God's perfect timing...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I was thinking back to how God has perfect timing. When I was going through my depression and getting my prescription never in my life did I think I would be going through the road I'm on now. But.... The Lord is good. A stronghold in the day of trouble.
Thinking back over this past week. My, what a blur. Sunday my daughter had a pretty high fever. One that had lasted about 4 days. So I asked DH to take her to the e.r. The doctor sent us home after taking her blood and doing some research to have us take her to an appt. with a pediatrician.
Her pediatrician referred her to a hospital 3 hours away for us to have a bone marrow test done. The Lord is good. Allowed me to get help to deal with my depression, restored my Joy all the while giving me His perfect peace and reminding me to not be worried, pray, intercede on daughters behalf and he would provide the peace I needed.
So, Tuesday the 8th of July brought us to more testing only to find out our daughter Faith has childhood leukemia. We have 9 children, 2 of which are married and on their own. So we had to make some decisions and find homes for our children to stay for awhile while we took Faith to the hospital. We're taking things one day at a time. The Lord has been so gracious to take care of each thing thats come up.
Darling Husband and I have taken turns being there for Faith as well as getting one on one time with each of our children. The Lord has been so good to allow us time to re-connect with each of them through all of this.
There's been concerns along the way but the Lord has been a stronghold. We continue to trust Him and acknowlege Him asking for His wisdom.
We've seen Him find a home for our children in the process, provide the finances for gas, meals, diapers, right down to a phone my huband needs to communicate with me and pj's/ and a Happy Meal for Faith to enjoy during her stay. He knows our need. He knows us better than ourselves.
Our youngest celebrates his 1st birthday and we'll be traveling down to see Faith and enjoy time with the family together.
Waiting to see where the Lord leads us and watching to see what the Lord has in store for our family.
He has a plan for us. I know it as I think back to the verse in Jeremiah where He says He has a good plan for us. Not one to harm us but for our good.

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CHANCETARYN 8/17/2014 7:29AM

    Keep on clinging to the Lord.

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doing better with the sunshine..

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Well, since my last blog I am doing much better. I have been to my appt., got my hormone levels checked and spoke with the doctor who is sure I have some depression. He has since given me a prescription for zoloft.
The last few days have made me tired with the medicine but I'm starting to feel better and my mood is good. I have also talked to a good friend of mine who has dealt with depression. She knows the Lord as well and know you need to take a good walk outside each day. That will help you. And don't forget to pray....
So thats what I've done. I'm casting all my cares on the LORD. He is ever so faithful and not only does He hear me but He is ABLE to answer my prayers.
I have decided to do a bit of spring cleaning before school lets out. I've also laid the schooling in the Lords lap and asked for His wisdom. I'm leaning towards teaching them at home some more. My husband has let me know he will support me either way but he really wants me to continue schooling them.
Thank You Lord for one supportive and Faithful husband.

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MILPAM3 6/17/2014 11:42PM

  One more addition to your friend's advice -- count your blessings.

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a little depressed..

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My husband says, "isn't someone supposed to be happy when they've started losing weight?" When I had my stroke close to 6 months ago I was so ready to get healthy. I was all set to lay aside the sugar and chocolate. But the more I started learning about healthy eating and exercising, the more I'd realize that all this time I'd been stress-eating. So I'd set aside the desire to pop something in my mouth so I'd feel better only to find that I was all stressed over the events taking place. So I started to journal- but I've since stopped journaling and am just wishing I could have a better relationship with my husband so we could talk about the things that are bothering me.
Then the verse in Philipians comes to mind... Be anxious for nothing...I'm finding such a hard time casting my cares on the Lord. So worried about the daily cares. Lord, please help me get in your Word. '
I've made an appt. with my local doctor to talk to him about some depression. I can't wait to hear what he has to say. So, as the weigh-in goes, my weight seems to be going down but I need to de-stress. On to learn more about releasing stress.

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ZRIE014 5/24/2014 12:38AM

  you need to stay positive because you know that good health is what you want.

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