Saturday, January 11, 2014

January Storms

A husband who is having vision problems and might have glaucoma, who also is suffering serious bouts of nausea and sickness from his crohns disease.  A 12 month old grandson who is having a major surgery.  A dear sister, who is in poor health to begin with, falls and breaks her arm.  A dog, who has nobody to give him the attention he needs, sits on the porch and waits.  A brother, down on his luck, tries to drink away his troubles and winds up in the hospital with heart problems.

Throw a few relationship problems into that mix and what you have: a quagmire.

January is off to a stormy start.  And I'm not talking about the weather.

But God is good.

  Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

After going to the specialist, Gary's eyes might not be as bad as they thought.  Another test is scheduled to determine the severity of the glaucoma that they are pretty sure that he has.  His colonoscopy yesterday looked good, but we are awaiting the results of the biopsy.  He is feeling better.

Jasper's (the grandson) surgery was a success...  and after just 5 days in the hospital he is coming home today.

Waiting to be released

No surgery was needed for my sister as hers was a clean break.  She is home from the hospital, arm in a sling, and moving slowly.

I found a loving home for Cabot (my grand dog)

Here he is... living the good life.  Caged no more!

My brother is stable and we (his siblings) are coming together to try and find help for him and his predicament.  

As far as the relationship issues...  all in God's hands.  

And the music plays over and over again in my head...  and I feel a peace.  


  1. As I read the first part my heart sank, so I am glad you ended this post on a much better note. Look at your grandson, how cute he is! I am so glad he came through his ordeal OK. And your little granddog found a new home, how great is that. I hope all the rest will work out just as well too. Your faith will keep you strong. Samson Says: Gracie, don't forget I love you when you feel lonely because the humans are so busy with their lives. XOXOXO, your Samson

  2. Sometimes, Bobbi, life seems to throw a few punches at the same time. Hang in there and I hope you find that peace and hold on to it.

  3. I hope the new year settles down and everybody's situation in your family improves. Prayers headed your way.

  4. And of course we are wishing things to keep getting better for all of you!

  5. Oh my! I can only hope the rest of 2014 settles down a bit. I am so thankful though that there were answers to prayer already and that your little grandson got through his surgery/hospitalization. God is good all the time, even in the hardest of times.


  6. Lousy start for the new year, things can only get better. Sending hugs your way!

  7. Let us hope all the bad things have come at the start of the new year for you and now what remains is just good things. We pray it is so.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. I hope now your stormy days are over and it is so true..God has it all in control.

  9. Oh girlie, I will be praying for all of these family members and rejoice in the successful surgery for your Grandson! Life is tough sometimes, it seems like you are having a lot of tough times all at once! Stay strong dear friend, I'm praying! HUGS!

  10. Well I'm hoping things are looking up! Prayer is surely helpful and I will pray for all of you! TAke care and may this week be a good one for you and the family. Give that Gracie a Hug from Tugie and Roger!

  11. It seems everywhere I turn these days I am hearing and seeing such stories. Thankfully, there is good news mixed with the not so good.
    I love Jeff and Shari Easter.


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