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Thursday, September 1, 2016

A New Month A New Life and Progress!


Happy September! I love this month as it brings my favorite season a little closer. It's still warm and pretty and you can still be outside. Jimmy's tomatoes are almost done but I think we can enjoy them a little longer.

So, I have made a lot of progress since my last post. I feel like I have been given a chance to have a healthier life and pass that on to my loved ones. I have been to SOOO many appointments, have had many tests and lots of blood draws this past week. But, here I am at the end of the week and am thankful to have many of those big tests behind me. I am continuing to keep my THANKFUL JOURNAL and have my prayer list in the back of my book. Oh, so many people on that list right now. It has been good therapy for me to be thinking of others and it draws me to my Lord. I find myself starting off the day slower and enjoying that quiet time with God and that prayer time.

It has been hard for me to accept the fact that I didn't take good care of myself. I have been eating so poorly. I didn't bother to get much exercise or sleep. I never said no.....push push push. I am paying the price for all of that now. When I get down, I have to remember how blessed I am to still be here...no heart attack, no stroke! Thank you Lord for protecting me and giving me a second chance.

Jimmy has been so supportive and has been going to most of the appointments with me. I get so nervous going alone and he is such a comfort to me. 43 years years of marriage...what a blessing. He has been working with me on menus and both of us have shed a great deal of weight already. Next week, we are going to start some walking. My doctor has recommended that for now. So, that's my progress report, so far!

Our little Otto started a new chapter in his life too. He started 3 year old preschool today. We watch him now on Wednesdays and hope to bring him over to our home a little more. He loves to be here and it's a bit easier for me right now. Still getting stronger! He is my JOY and is so funny. He told me he had his new fall pants on yesterday. It just cracked me up. My daughter and SIL took these photos today. I am still waiting for a report on his day.




I have shared the information with my readers that I never thought I would have a grandbaby. My daughter Angie had such a hard time carrying a baby. Yet God gave us little Otto and he is a dandy.

I am feeling more normal as the meds level out. I have been sleeping so much and resting a lot. I finally feel a little more normal. Maybe next week I can get back to a few of my fun activities and I hope to start visiting some of my blog friends. Thank you so much for prayers and good thoughts and nice replies to my blog posts. I appreciate it so much. 

12 comments:

Kim said...

You sound a lot better in this post, Linda. It sounds as if your meds have evened out and you are taking care of all that has to be done for a healthier you. Your husband sounds like a sweetie. Your Otto is so cute. How wonderful that you have been blessed with this adorable grandchild to fill your life with delight. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, lovely lady. Xx

Sandra said...

Dear Linda, my husband had an incident such as yours back around 2006. I remember the time well. We were blessed to be given another chance. He started on medicine and changing his diet. It took time and a few changes of medicine along the way; but it is now 2016 and I still have him here with me. Praise the Lord! Please take each day slowly and try to get through all these changes needed in your life. You have a beautiful family and life to make it all worth it. Wishing you well.

Stephanie said...

Sweetest friend, what a joy to read your post....indeed, you sound much better {{smiles}} How I praise the Lord that you are feeling better - God is so good, my friend. Please know that I shall continue to cover you in prayer.

Your family is simply beautiful and what a joy to have them in your life. I remember when little Otto was born...my, how he has grown!

Love you, Linda!

Linda Fox said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well.

Szara Sowa said...

I am pleased that you are recovering. I spent the yesterday day at the hospital, it was poisoning or the virus. Now I am achieving the health at home I am greeting warmly and I am praying for you.

Debbie Harris said...

Dearest Linda~~ What a beautiful post as you share with us your progress. Praise the Lord!
Someone's life becomes quite busy and some of us have a hard time saying no to anything and take on more than we physically can handle. I pray that you will slow down and go at God's speed. He knows what we need to slow us down and He has been gracious to you.
Your little Otto is quite handsome! I believe I see you in his cute little smile and eyes.:-)
Take care sweet lady~~

Debbie Harris said...

Oops! Not someone's life, but someone's life. Sorry

Debbie Harris said...

Oh my! I did it again!! Well spell check did it again. Ha!
Sometimes life

Debbie Harris said...

Oh my! I did it again!! Well spell check did it again. Ha!
Sometimes life

Debbie Harris said...

Oops! Not someone's life, but someone's life. Sorry

Debbie Harris said...

Dearest Linda~~ What a beautiful post as you share with us your progress. Praise the Lord!
Someone's life becomes quite busy and some of us have a hard time saying no to anything and take on more than we physically can handle. I pray that you will slow down and go at God's speed. He knows what we need to slow us down and He has been gracious to you.
Your little Otto is quite handsome! I believe I see you in his cute little smile and eyes.:-)
Take care sweet lady~~

mamasmercantile said...

I am thrilled you are making such great progress. It was wonderful seeing your adorable Grandson, he is certainly growing so fast.