Monday, October 7, 2013

Another Day OUTSIDE Paradise

I intended to fill this post with loads of encouraging words, especially those from the Word of God. 

Instead I just finished a phone call with Curt with a tight stomach. He doesn't sound nearly like the cheery guy I left in bed last night. So it's off to the hospital I go.

The photo at the right shows the bag of 'food' Curt started receiving yesterday along with bouillion-type soup at lunch and dinner.  

I'm doing my best to keep all of you loving supporters informed, but it's a bit difficult to answer each message of concern and prayer. Actually I feel a bit guilty, so many messages coming in and so few going out.

Please keep us in prayer. 

We are definitely NOT out of the woods yet.

May the Lord bless each of you for your loving kindness!!!


I made a hectic dash to the hospital and found Curt peaceful and calm. I nearly fell into his arms in relief. 

Evidently the ragged breathing I heard on the phone was the result of the morning's activities - a walk across the hall for a bird bath, changed bandages on his wound, fresh johnny coat and linens, etc.    PHEW!!

Now I'll recount all of God's goodness to us.

The nurses have taken the (itchy, too warm) ace bandage wraps off his legs with the reminder for him to continue doing the leg exercises given by the physical therapist. 

He has only two IV Lines at this point, one for the lovely cream sauce pictured above, and his pain medication was administered with a syringe this morning.

We got to walk down the hallway together, with him pushing a small version of a grocery cart and me beside him - really. He paused a couple of times but walked the whole way down and back. 

He ate a bowl of bouillon-type soup for lunch even though he doesn't particularly care for the taste.

We were even able to accomplish a bit of work together.

I was able to apply lotion all over his legs and arms this time since the leg wraps, IVs, and blood pressure cuff were off. 

He said he was relaxing into a nap so I took my leave.

I stopped on the way home for a slice of pizza for lunch which would please my Honey immeasurably.

I'm home now for a rest.

I'm happy to have shared a bit of that with you. Now it's time for me to lie down, close my eyes, and catch a few winks.

"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."   Psalm 27:13

May you also see the goodness of the LORD both here and in eternity. Amen


  1. Praying for you.

    2 Corinthians 12:9-1 God's power is perfected in weakness
    And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong."

    Sheryl (Jenna's friend)

    1. Guess I must be moving up on the power perfected scale since my weakness levels are about to hit the top. Thank you for encouraging me with the Word of God.

  2. Hey Firend - you do NOT need answer messages of any kind right now. And no feeling guilty about it, either! We are all praying for you both.


    1. Guess I been tole. *hangs head in penance.

  3. please don't worry about messages! just keep Curt encouraged and we keep praying for you both! millions of hugs to you both!

    1. Thank you for the encouragement. I need every one of those hugs.

  4. Oh, friend. I am SO glad that your anxiety over his call was set to ease, and I'm so blessed by the way you are leaning into whatever He is doing in you both. I love you. I agree. NO guilt over not answering. Be 100% where you are and know that you are both covered in the mean time. Love, grace, strength, and peace over you.

    1. Only thing I can do is be 100% where I am at the moment - no energy to do anything else. Thank you for the prayer support!!

  5. Sandra, I've been amazed at how well you HAVE been writing back. Please don't let that stress you--we'll keep praying, and we know you need to focus on Curt (and at least some rest for yourself!). "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength." Isaiah 40:29 Praying for Him to carry you both on His eagle wings.

    1. The Word of God is THE lamp to my feet and light to my path. Thank you.

  6. Glad to hear things are improving. We know our heavenly father brings all things for our good and he remembers we are dust.

    1. Really thankful this morning for the reminder that God knows we are made of dust. Of course He does and I am glad. :-D