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Blessings in disguise.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Most of you know that right now, hubby & I are going through some trials since his mom had a massive stroke just before the new year. There are a whole lot of not-so-good things going on. She didn't leave us with a power of attorney, so we're hitting some roadblocks here & there. Sometimes we get calls really late at night or early in the morning that she has tried to get out of bed (she can't walk, but she's one heck of a determined lady).

But there are also some good things going on. It appears that God has answered our prayers about the financial situation. The facility was asking us for $$ until the Medicaid could kick in, and we really don't have $$ to spare. But we got word that the Medicaid is going to kick in earlier than anticipated & that's a huge relief.

Also, we get to see Pat more because she's close to us now (we had her moved from her town to ours for rehab). Most of the time she knows we're there & she appreciates our presence (though she doesn't care much for her current location -- she's a free spirit).

One of the most important blessings to me during all this is that hubby & I are closer. We've been married for almost 20 years & we don't have kids, so you kinda tend to get into a little comfortable rut after a time. This situation has shaken us up a bit & we've had to scramble -- together -- to get through this difficult time. We've had to be strong for each other & work together to figure out what is best for his mom. I think our marriage is stronger as a result.

So even through the trials of life, there are blessings in disguise. Be sure to look for them.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REMEMBER2BME 2/12/2014 3:53PM

    It is fantastic that you see the positive in you and your DH's relationship.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/30/2014 7:00AM

    sorry you are going through this right now, but you are right about what makes us stronger....... hope everything works out for everyone.

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TAMELA_B 1/29/2014 10:54PM

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COCK-ROBIN 1/29/2014 10:24PM

    I'm glad to hear things are going better for you.

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/29/2014 7:43PM

    So happy the bills are going to be paid. That is a BIG load off your shoulders.

Great perk, too! emoticon

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ANHELIC 1/29/2014 7:35PM

    How True!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 1/29/2014 7:16PM


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TIGER_LILY_613 1/29/2014 6:47PM


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CINDYAST 1/29/2014 4:41PM

    Sending hugs and prayers your way!

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/29/2014 4:22PM

    So much compassion for your trials right now. My wife just left to pick up her aunt from the care facility, and she'll have to stay with her for a few days to make sure she's safe after falling and breaking her hip. Enough emergencies for 2014 already. Mercy!

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LESLIELENORE 1/29/2014 3:35PM


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    Big hugs and lots of prayers, dear friend!

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MAMISHELI53 1/29/2014 1:41PM

    Oh, definitely! I've learned to look for lessons and opportunities for growth in the Lord through such times! Not to say that I don't still occasionally get a bit shaken - but that's only so the deadwood can be broken off and the fruitful branches can bear more!

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MSTWOMOONS002 1/29/2014 1:39PM

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I've kept you in my prayers and so glad to hear that prayers are being answered, Praise God for his wonder & grace.
I will keep praying and seeing the situation improve your your Mother in law & for you & Hubby too. This can & will make you stronger, together just allow the process to unfold in Divine Timing.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CYCLINGSANDY 1/29/2014 1:04PM

    How awesome our God is that he has provided blessings in the midst of the mess.
Thank you for sharing your praises!

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/29/2014 12:11PM

    Glad to hear things are looking up . . . . and yes, each day is a gift.
Sometimes the blessings are disguised. Sometimes they're not revealed until much later.

Glad you and DH are getting closer . . . that is a HUGE blessing!
Take care of yourselves!

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WALLAHALLA 1/29/2014 11:53AM

    God works all things together for good...

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EOSTAR_45 1/29/2014 9:47AM


Just the reminder I needed today. Thanks for sharing you and DH's journey during this trying time.

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REGILIEH 1/29/2014 9:11AM

    AMEN!!! emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/29/2014 8:51AM

    Awesome attitude! My love and prayers are with you.

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RANGERFX 1/29/2014 8:46AM

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-BLESSINGS- 1/29/2014 8:38AM


I think of it this way.... BLESSings are gifts allways sent to us...

its just sometimes they are Wrapped in not so pretty wrapping ....

and its up to us to unwrap so that we can see the BLESSed gift

BLESSings ALLways ~Deby

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