Thursday, June 21, 2007

Whew! Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been so busy! I'm not complaining mind you! I'm happy that I have the strength and stamina to be doing things again. God has blessed me in so many ways these past two months and in so many areas of my life! After living such a languid lifestyle for several months, I have enjoyed the recent blessings of good health the most I think!

It's so wonderful to feel like I'm carrying my share of the load in running a household, etc. Agustin has had a few hard months: running all the errands, grocery shopping, taking Shane to recreational activities, etc. I'm happy the Lord is allowing me to be mobile and more energetic with these new medications so that I can be the help meet I want to be. I'm so happy!

VBS was last week, Sunday through Thursday. Thursday, a friend came over to spend the night so that she could learn some family recipes and how to cook some of the favorite foods of a certain someone, (my son Josh!). For a fun read with photos, pop on over to Simplicity for some giggles! If you have time to leave her a comment, I'm sure it would make her day!

Friday, we cooked ALL day at Ashley's home. Then surprised her dad with a few more guests and the big supper and great desserts! Kim, Ashley's mom, had made her hubby's favorite dessert, "Banana Split Cake". We played table games after supper and visited until midnight or so.

Sunday was Father's Day of course, so gifts and food had been prepared.

Monday, Shane went over to Kim's to stay and SWIM while I went to my class on Diabetes. Some of you may not know that I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I really must control it as it is my second chronic disease! I did learn a few things and the Dr. was a wonderful, caring man who also met privately with each of us after the discussion time. I received my first test meter for my blood sugars. I still haven't taken the time to program it, so therefore I haven't started recording my levels in my little log book, which I am required to take to my next visit in 2 months! I may receive a failing grade on my assignment! Oh, but the meter is such a neat little gizmo! I can connect it to my computer and upload all my readings to create charts and neat stuff. LOL Like I'm going to take the time to do that!

Tuesday was a nice day at home to do some laundry and catch up on a few things. Shane and I did some schooling. We are trying to finish with Math and History before vacation! Agustin was off and had physical therapy in the afternoon.

Wednesday, Agustin was off again. He had a follow up with our family Dr. concerning elevated blood sugars. Thankfully, his second blood test was much better than the first due to his eating more healthily and taking up running again. Other than his left shoulder, things look great for him health wise!

After hubby's morning appointment, we drove into Tampa for another session of therapy on his shoulder. The Lord presented me with an opportunity to witness and encourage a sweet lady in the waiting room there. It also helped the 45 minutes of waiting pass by so much more quickly. Shane had gone back with Agustin to observe the therapy, so he was entertained as well and hopefully learned a thing or two.

We had an early supper at Chili's then went to the mall near by to shop for gifts for Agustin's family in Mexico. He and Shane will be flying down on June 28th for an important graduation and a big fiesta in honor of Agustin's baby sister who is graduating from Law School! After purchasing gifts for 6 people, we rushed home just in time to make it to prayer meeting.

What a blessed service we had, as it was the ordination service for our Associate Pastor, Brother Rossiter. Our church is planting a new church in the next county above us and Brother Rossiter has felt the call to pastor it. Many visitors and area pastors attended last night's ordination and many tears were shed. Sunday will be the Rossiter's last service with us. It's a bittersweet time in the life of our church. We will be losing a couple who work and serve faithfully in the church with their 5 children. That's a lot of folks to lose at once, but we must realize it is for such a wonderful reason they are leaving us! Sunday night after service, we will be having a time of food and fellowship and more tears I'm certain!

Thursday, today, has been more schooling and housework. I was blessed this morning by a phone call from my dear, sweet friend, Patti. She will be having a double mastectomy on Tuesday, June 26th at noon. So if you all would please pray for her, we would so appreciate it. As a matter of fact, she didn't' break down and start crying today, until I mentioned that I would let all my bloggity friends know to pray for her, especially on Tuesday at noon. That is when she got so emotional my friends! Of course, those of you who know me, know that I got emotional right along with her! *smiles* I will be reminding you all next week to lift her up in prayers. She is in great spirits and knows her well being lies in the hands of a very loving Father. She sounded just like normal, happy and joyful other than that one time of emotions I mentioned. I broke down again later in our conversation, and she was consoling me. What a testimony of strength in the Lord Jesus Christ! What a blessing she was to me! Shouldn't it have been the other way around?

Well, thanks for listening, or reading I guess would be more accurate. I hadn't done this type of post in awhile and I know my family members far off in distant lands seem to enjoy them.

Have a super evening!


Pat said...

You have been busier that I imagined!!! Knew soem, but you are filling your days (and nights from what I hear!!)LOL

The girls said it was good to see you last night!!

I will pray for your guys and their trip and also for Patti!! (Kinda like that name)....she seems such a dear friend. Tell her I will be gone, but will pray and will share with my girls!!

Jungle Mom said...

I am so excited for you! So glad you are feeling better.

Baptist Girl said...

Im so glad you are feeling much better Pam. Don't push yourself too much. Take some time to put your feet up for awhile. I will keep your men in my prayers also.


Penless Thoughts said...

Busy, busy life. Glad you are enjoying it all.

Happymama said...

WOW! I'm pooped just reading your post. LOL

I'm sorry about your friend. Her spirits are encouraging, I'm sure. I'll certainly say a prayer for her!

I'm also sorry about your sugar. Don't you just hate chronic illness????

Your time with Ashley's family sounds like it was a wonderful time. Glad you had a fun time.


Mishel said...

Whew, girl! You have been busy! I am *so* thankful you are feeling good these days and have more energy. I can totally relate to having your husband pick up the slack--in fact, my hubby just got home from the grocery store. He doesn't mind going (in fact he likes it a little too much and spends WAY more money than I would! LOL), but I still feel bad that he *has* to go.

I will be praying for your friend Patti too--and be sure to keep us posted.

Well, I'm going to check out the pictures on the link you posted. ; ) Hugs to you!!

Lyndy said...

First of all I will certainly be praying for your friend Patti. My best-friends mom went through this a few years ago and although hard, she has come through beautifully.

So glad to hear you are still feeling good enough to get out and about. A real praise for sure.

Love, Lyndy

jennifer said...

Pam, I am so glad for so many things that you are doing. I am sad for your type 2 diabetes but from what I read it is manageable(so I will pray). I also will pray for your friend.

I am overjoyed with you witnessing opportunity. God will use us whenever, wherever, however!

I can't wait to read about your vacation.
And I may not be 'family', but I love reading all about you and yours!

Take Care..oh and thank you for commenting on Agent X's blog! We visited with her after tract night, and she was very excited...Yes *she*...pretty amazing, she is only 13!

Have a great night!

Kelli said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! It sounds like you've been busy but having lots of fun too!

Susan said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, and well enough to stay so busy. Get that meter coded and start using it, girl! Once you see how well your lifestyle changes are affecting your blood sugar, you will love that little machine.

Praying for your friend Patti!

PortraitofPeter said...

I hope you have the meter programmed soon and then you will be able to see on your pc a detailed chart.

so very important.