Friday, February 12, 2021

Thankful Thursday February 11, 2021, and Valentine's Decor from the past

We love, because he first loved us.

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

 their lives........

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

thankful for.........

People can never hear that enough!!


Thankful for a nice lunch out with friends

to Cracker 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 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!

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Junkchiccottage said...

Have a nice Valentine's Day. xoxo

sistersusiesays said...

#1 & #2. I am in constant prayer for Vicki.
#3. It's good to have work inside that you can do.
#4. It is awesome how our LORD works!
#5. A blessing that was!
#6. Praying all goes well.
#7. Especially today!
#8. Nice door bell!!
#9. Praise the LORD for you not getting hurt worse!!!
#10. I pray you are not having to use ladders!
#11. Wonderful time together!
#12. It will be here before you know it!
Love you, Susan

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Always good to be thankful Your decorations are so pretty! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 21. Shared on social media.