1 John 4:19 NIV
Greetings Sweet Friends,
Hope your week was a good one.
Have to say ours was a very rough
week emotionally. As we have already
been saddened about our friend,
Arlene who has the Ovarian cancer,
and who has been waiting to get her
treatment, and it looks like she is going
to be able to go this Sunday, but she
has been having more difficult problems
this week and is in the hospital again,
and they are trying to get her built up
and in shape because she is scheduled
to fly to Germany on Sunday to finally
get her T-cell treatment.
I have been able to text some with her
and It is just heartbreaking to hear all
that she is going through, and I am
only hearing the tip of the iceberg.
Then on Tuesday Evening my other long
time Best Friend's (Vicki) hubby called and
she had fallen on the tile bathroom floor, and
dislocated her hip, broke her femur bone on
the left leg and her tibia bone on the right leg,
and tested positive for covid, which she and
her hubby already had but were asymtomatic
and Monday was supposed to be their first
day off quarantine. As of now, they fixed her
dislocated hip (which was probably quite ex-
cruciating from what I hear, she has had 2
surgeries one on Tues. for her Tibia bone, and
one on Wed for her Femur......She came through
them both well and her hubby did get to sit with
her for an hour while she was in recovery, but
then they took her back to the covid ward, so
now he can't see her. Although, she came
through the femur bone surgery well, the Dr.
is concerned that because of her bone density
that it might not work, which would mean a
much more extensive surgery to put a new
cadaver bone in, or she could be in a wheel
chair the rest of her life. They tried to get
her up yesterday but her legs were too week
and numb, and of course, she is exhausted
after all she has been through, so we are
praying that changes in the next few days.
I am concerned that she might have a
pinched nerve or something because she
started having problems with her legs
before she fell, and had been in bed for
a few days before, and had planned to
go to the Dr. on Monday, but then fell
during the night. Haven't been able to
talk or text with her yet, but hoping to
in the next few days.
Both of these ladies have been such a
wonderful part of my life for over 40 yrs.
and are such lovely, sweet, encouraging and
loving Christian ladies, it is just so hard
to hear of their great suffering, and not
be able to see them or talk to them. cause
they are like family and I can't imagine
what their real family is going through.
So.....onto a more positive note.
Pictures today are from decor of
Valentines Days past!!
So on with my Thankfuls......
#1 and 2
Thankful my friend came through all
the traumatic situations well, and her hubby
said she was in good spirits yesterday even
though she was exhausted and in spite of all
she has been through. Also Thankful for all
my friends on facebook who are praying
for Vicki as well, Many are from our church
and some knew her from when they were mem-
bers many years ago, and some don't even
know her but are praying for her, Prayers
are a precious and real gift to others all
the time, but especially, at times like this.
Thankful for more work we got done
on our shop. Hubby has done some
helpful videos and I completed more
cards. Gonna take a break after I
finish one more............
Thankful for one of the best sermons
I have ever heard from our Pastor.
I think the reason is because it involved
telling people that Jesus can change
Because even tho I was a Christian
and had asked Jesus into my heart
when I was 14yrs. old, I was never
taught too much about him......
And one day, 40 yrs. ago, I heard
another Pastor from our same church,
say "Jesus can change your life".
I had never heard that before, and
altho I can look back now and the
Lord had made changes I just hadn't
recognized it at the time, but knowing
that one lil sentence
"Jesus can change your life"
literally did change my life, as I began
asking Him about that and HE began
to show me, using other people, the
Bible and books and the rest...
my friends is history I am very
People can never hear that enough!!
Thankful for a nice lunch out with friends
to Cracker Barrel.....as it's been a while
so it was quite enjoyable.
Thankful that I got 3 leads from friends
off of facebook, for someone to do our
driveway, hopefully this year. Guess
we can start getting estimates now.
Thankful that we have and are getting
some more, much needed rain.
Thankful for our new ring doorbell
we got for Christmas. So nice that
you can talk to people on it and you
have no need to open the door to a
stranger, and you can even answer
it if you aren't home. Wild.....
We haven't yet had that experience
but think it's really neat.
Thankful that I didn't fall or hurt
myself for long.....as I tripped over
something in the garage and hurt
my foot initially, but came close to
falling and my foot was okay within
a few minutes. Shew! This was
before I heard about my friend,
so doubly thankful now......
Thankful that we got to work out in the
back yard some and that we accomplished
quite a bit for an hour and a half.
I love seeing the progress. Our trees
and grass are confused since it warmed
up, they think it is Spring already.
I am so hoping they are wrong. lol
Thankful for a nice long phone chat
with our Son as he was driving back
home from South Florida. Doesn't
happen a lot but I love when it does.
Thankful to see lil darling yesterday
for a few hours, and that we went out
and were able to find what we wanted
for Valentines Day and some things
for her birthday which is coming in
just a few weeks. So we are ahead
of schedule.....I always like that!! lol
Well, that's it for this week at Cozy Place
Glad you could stop by
Hope you have a very Sweet and
Pleasant Friday and Weekend!