Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thankful Thursday ~

Teaming up with Rebecca Jo over at Knit by God's Hand again for Thankful Thursday!

I am thankful to finally reach the day of shoulder surgery!! It's been a little over a year since it starting bothering me so, it's about time! Torn rotator cuff and torn bicep tendon, it's gonna be interesting.....

 Khloe and Ellery will be in the loving care of Grammy and Grandpa Kaiser who are here from Michigan.
 I'm so glad they are here to take over!!!!! It's easier knowing they are with family :-)

My Hubstir has arranged time off from work to help me with the many things I will not be able to do. I hope I don't wear him's hard not being able to do for myself. I have been trying to think of a way to do laundry, it's a favorite chore of mine. I think I can get it in the washer and moved to the's the folding I'm not sure of.?  I will be in a contraption sling of sorts for some time....they refer to it as a sling! I can tell you it's not the square piece of cotton fabric that I adorned when I broke my arm at age 6 that tied around my neck. This thing breaks down to three or four parts, very interesting. The young man that fitted me for it showed me the one snap approach of getting in on and off. Hoping that is remembered come time to test those instructions because there are about four or five clips like on a car seat. It will be with me for a while, I may have to give it a name?

I explained yesterday to Khloe while waiting on the phone with the O.R. Nurse that my surgery to fix my shoulder was going to be tomorrow.  Of course she asked if she could go because, "remember Namaw, when I grow up I want to be a flying fish, a Momma and a Nurse?" Ummmm.. yes but even Pa can't go in. "Don't worry Namaw me and Roo (Ellery) will take care of you, we can even do the laundry."
The child does excel at towel folding, I'll keep her in mind :-)

 A Cinderella of sorts.....

she really did fold the short stack of towels in this photo!

I'm so thankful for some amazing women who will bring us meals during week one of this fiasco. I'm hoping I can accomplish cooking by the second week??? So much unknown.

I'm thankful I have three new books to read, three and a half seasons of Downton Abbey to watch, and a  great online Bible Study.

I do worry about boredom, and no little ones to snuggle up with. 
 I'll survive I'm sure, another season in my life.

Thankful for so much really.

It's what echos from my heart today!


  1. OK - I didn't realize you had problems with your bicep tendon. I have bicep tendonitis & they want to cut the tendon to give me relief... I've been scared to death. I'm anxious to hear how your surgery goes!!!!!!!
    Enjoy the 'boredom' - God always shows you things when you are forced to slow down :)
    Prayers for you friend!!!

  2. Praying your surgery goes well and that your recovery will be quick and complete!!

  3. I can not really fathom laundry being a favorite thing! ha! But I am praying that all goes well and your recovery is quick and smooth!

  4. This will be a good time for you to take a mini-vacation. Just sit and relax and read and be quiet in your soul. You'll be bopping around in no time!!!

  5. Khloe really does know how to fold towels, smart little that she is.

    Debi, I hope you know you're in my heart and I will continue to pray for you,
    and the doctors' who will do the surgery. Wish I lived closer to help you.
    I know Pa will be a natural nurse for you. So glad also the littles have somewhere
    to say that your content with. God bless and, yes, read, watch tv; in general
    take it easy.


  6. Praying for your surgery today that all goes well and it is quickly behind you and you will be on the road to full recovery. Soo glad to hear that you will have so much help for a while afterwards. What sweet words from your little Khloe. XOXO

  7. I know it's behind you know since today is the 11th and I hope you are coming along with your healing!

  8. I am so sorry Debi, that you are going on this journey in life, right now. I like that you shared your heart and all that you are thinking about. It has helped me with my perspective this morning. Praying for your quick recovery. The pictures of your little girls are priceless!!!