Count your blessings count them one by one. Do you remember that little song?
Last week was a week of blessings. Some were big and some were small but blessings all the same. The beginning of last week was pretty uneventful except for Molly, I’ll explain more about that in a minute. And then on Thursday we had the trip to Nashville for the hubs to get additional blood work for the kidney. I mentioned in one of my last posts, he has had some elevated blood levels and the doctors were being cautious and rechecking everything.
You know it is amazing how your mind can go wild with the what ifs. What if this happens and what if that happens. I hate to go there but my mind goes there so fast it would make your head spin. So I have spent the last month in a state of unease about this blood work. I stayed really busy doing things that I could control because this blood work was something that was so out of my control. But no matter how busy I was or how much I tried not to dwell on the upcoming tests I just couldn’t put it out of my mind. I think that is probably a normal reaction anytime you are worried about a loved one. One part of me wanted the tests over and done and then another part worried about what would happen if the outcome was not good. Jesus take the wheel!!!
So on Thursday morning we took off at 5:00 AM for the three and a half hour drive to Nashville. The labs were done fast and before we could turn around we were headed back home. We usually get the results about an hour after the labs are done.
We stopped and ate breakfast. We were both on pins and needles waiting for the results. Finally the results came in and the blood work was normal. WHAT A RELIEF!!! I messaged one of my sisters with the good news and said now I have to go and cry and puke. We felt like a ton of bricks had been lifted off of us. Blessings.
Another blessing this week is about our sweet Molly. At the beginning of the week she was moving so slow I just knew she had had a stroke or something really bad. She would not eat anything for a couple of days. She is a very old girl and I know our time with her is limited. I woke her up last Monday and she would not get up. When I finally did get her on her feet I noticed she was so stiff she could barely move. I helped her down the steps into the garage. I scrambled her some eggs and put in her bowl and she still wouldn’t eat. I went to work and when I came home she was still moving slow. I worried all night and went into her room the next morning preparing myself for the worse. But she jumped right up and trotted outside and even went on the walk with me and Scruffy. Thank you Lord. We were so happy she was back to her old self even if it is for who knows how long. Blessings.
Sometimes we just don’t realize that to be able to go about your day in a way that you may have thought boring at one time is really a blessing in itself. Normalcy can be one of the biggest and greatest blessings of all. Blessings.
I had lunch with the Sisters last week and my good friend Lorie. I also got to visit in person with my Mama in law, and go to an estate sale and do my job and live my life and love my people and appreciate it a million times over. Blessings.
Blessings are all around us, count them, use them, love them, and never forget to be thankful for them.
And always remember
Love your day your way!!!!!