Saturday, July 31, 2010

God is Good~

They transferred dad this evening from the hospital to the nursing facility.  We did not get him placed where we were hoping but I have to believe that God sees the bigger picture and I do not.  Mom will try on Monday to see what is happening with the insurance company.  The girls and I went to church this evening and it was a wonderful service.  We just ended a series on Philippians.  Gabby is going to be starting choir this week and I am very excited for her.  I am praying that she will come into her own and make some good friends.  Tomorrow I teach my preschoolers and Amanda is off to nursery.  Lord willing in the evening after we have visited my dad we will be off to Night of Worship.  It has been such a busy week full of emotions and I am so tired...but so thankful that the Lord has given me the strength to get through~  God is good and greatly to be praised!  I am so grateful that my dad has a positive outlook and has an appetite and has been jovial.  So many blessings...too many to count. 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Early Morning~

I write this morning not having slept.  I am in a great deal of physical pain...and yet as I lie here awake praying; I know God is with me. Great is thy faithfulness runs through my head as I sit here writing.  God is great and greatly to be praised for all He has seen our family through this week. God is great and greatly to be praised for all He has seen our family through this week.  I saw my father  last night with Tom, my mother and my aunt and all I can say is thank you Lord~ The pain is intense and yet my father has a good perspective on that has transpired...He is praising the Lord for his family...his grandchildren especially who love him so~  He has a long road ahead of him and yet I know God will continue to be faithful and meet him right where he needs him too...and walk him through this journey.  Though it may not be easy and though it is not he would have chosen the strength will come from his heavenly Father.  I believe that God will use this for his glory, honor and praise.  So I sit here with all this many thoughts, emotions swirling through my head and as I sit here and reflect; I am amazed what our family has come through but I am not surprised.  The Lord never promised me an easy road...and the things that I have been through make me appreciate life husband children parents loved ones more~  would I change anything?  Perhaps~  But!  God put me right where He wants there must be a reason for this..something beyond my earthly I wait and live and hope and pray and one day I will know how or why but until than I trust in my loving Saviour.

Monday, July 26, 2010


My dad just got out of surgery~  We have yet to see has been hours.  So we sit and wait...and wait.  The doctor came out and told us that there was no blood flow in the main artery in his leg so there was no other choice.  It will take at least two months to heal the wound and than he will be fitted for a "leg"....he will go into therapy and in three to four months he will be walking.  He also said it may have to been done to the other leg~  too much to dad asked the doctor before he went under if there was any other way...please pray for his continued healing and for his mental well-being.  This is something that will be a grieving process.  I am tired and sad but I know that the Lord sees the big picture and I don't...I can only see a glimpse ; I pray that the Lord uses this for His glory.  I know that what the devil means for bad the Lord will turn around for His good that He might be glorified!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Prayer Request~

Hi everyone,
I am asking you all to put my father, Carlos De Jesus on your prayer list.  If perhaps you all could spread the word out to others...even better.  He will be undergoing an amputation tomorrow.  We will be leaving for the hospital by ten arriving at eleven and sometime around one the operation will begin.  Please pray that the Lord would guide the surgeons hands...pray for favor with the hospital staff as he will require a great deal of care and therapy.  Please pray for strength for both he and my mom as they are both under a great deal of  stress..for comfort as they both will miss each other a great deal.  Thank you dear friends so much for all of your kind words and sweet notes....they really do mean a great deal.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sleepless Night~

I am sitting here in a hotel room tonight and its so quiet~too quiet...I just can't sleep.There are many things on my mind dad's illness...a friends betrayal....I am heartsick over these things.  I am sitting here wishing that Tom were with me.  Wishing that I was home with my family...snug in my bed.  I've learned from being hurt that we have to be diligent and when we see "flags"...don't dismiss ever diligent about who we allow ourselves and our children to associate with~  Seek out the Lord in all things and remember to rely on Him .  People will fail us but our God never will~

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010


Trust~  I am trusting right now as I have trusted before for my father's health.  Last night we found out that he has to have his foot amputated due to the care he got this past winter....he is holding up incredibly well under all of this.  My Gabby took the news incredibly hard.  I have to believe just like the Lord walked him through the valley of death this past year; He will continue to walk my father through this as well.  Prayer and faith is an incredible thing....Without the Lord I would have lost my mind long ago~  and yet I am still here and it is only because of Him!  Thank you Lord for loving our family so much that you continue to take us through the storms of life. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Our Amanda~

My oldest turns eighteen tomorrow~  Where does the time go?!  Amanda is my rock..when things get around here get hard due to my health my Amanda helps pick up the pieces...she keeps the house up and running.  She is a beautiful young woman of God inside and out~  Tom and I have been truly blessed with her as a daughter.  She will be starting college classes this August and I am so excited for her~  We are ready to launch our daughter into whatever the Lord has in store for her and I cannot wait to see the journey that he has in store for her life. 

Friday, July 2, 2010