Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WOO-HOO and YIP-YIP


Look who hobbled out to the porch this morning, wearing a slightly-altered shoe on his left foot!

We are beyond thrilled and grateful to God that Daddy received a good report at his three-month follow-up visit on Monday. His ankle is healing properly and he can move to the next phase of his recovery—learning to walk again—which will be the longest and most painful phase yet, but we remain hopeful. 

Therapy will play a part, and all Daddy can do is try to get stronger each day. We pray he will be encouraged to give it his all. This is the time when many people with similar injuries give up. The pain is great and the road seems endless, but if anybody can do it, my daddy can. He's a trooper and he has great faith in God.

Thanks again for your continued prayers. They mean so much!

At the moment, The Man and I are home, and, if things go well, we should be able to ease back into our normal routine soon. We still have Cloud Nine to remove from Dad’s property, and that will happen during our next trip over one day next week, Lord willing. (We have yet to unload it from our November trip to Branson, so that'll be lotsa fun.)

In the meantime, Diesel sure did enjoy yesterday’s amazing weather, and I think I’ll step outside now and inhale this heavenly day that God has granted us here in Southeast Texas. It’s a brilliant 70°, blue skies from here to yon. Cooler temps move in tomorrow, but for now, Woo-Hoo! (Can you tell I'm pumped?)

Thanks, dear friends, for stopping by and keeping me company. That's not just a line; that's from my heart. You’re always welcome here.

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37 comments:

  1. So glad that your your dad got good news! :)

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  2. Soo happy for you and your dad for your good news. Sounds like a long road still lies ahead, but he seems like the type to be determined. I will continue to pray. Gorgeous weather over here too! Hope you had a good day!

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    1. Yes, Debbie, a long road ahead, I'm afraid, but we pray that he will be able to do what needs to be done, in order to have the best outcome. Thanks for your prayers.

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  3. aww... just look at that sweet couple! Happy to hear the good report. Sending prayers that the next 'steps' will be easier that anticipated.

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  4. How good your dad is healing, and you are joyfully enjoying the warm day. It is 65 here so I am enjoying my day too.

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  5. That is great news. My Mom is 92 and is still a fighting tiger! Something about that generation. Enjoy the day!

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    1. I agree. Our parents come from tough people who knew how to keep going when times got rough.

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  6. When I saw the title of this, I knew that I had to make a beeline here because I hoped the woo hoo was about this.

    I'm joining in with my thanksgiving!

    What a praise to God for His careful, healing hand. I am absolutely positive that (I'm taking some liberty with scripture here... I know) He who began this good work in your dad will be faithful to complete it.

    You come from some seriously good stock. I suppose you already knew that, right?

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    1. Thanks, sweet Debbie. You are very kind and yes, I think I come from some good stock. :)

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  7. Oh, thank God! (Your mom looks so pleased!)

    ... love this pix of your sweet Diesel!

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    1. Thanks, Myra. Mom is thrilled that we've reached the next phase. She is an amazing woman of courage and has made the adjustment needed so gracefully. I want to be her when I grow up.

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  8. I'm so happy to hear that he is doing so well. I am so envious of your beautiful weather, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  9. Dayle, I haven't stopped by in way too long, but so glad to read the good news about your dad. And awwww, Diesel is adorable!! Here in the St.Louis area, we've been having lots of snow flurries, thank goodness....not the major snow fall in KC and other areas. And, believe it or not....I'm very happy for you that you enjoyed such glorious weather! Ours will get here, too....eventually! :)

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    1. Becky, great to see you. Yes, spring will get there, eventually. :)

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  10. YaY and hallelujah for the good report about your Daddy!

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  11. Good news and it sounds like your dad has what it takes to complete this journey. I am hoping that you will get to attend some of the pre-season baseball training that you love so much.

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    1. We would love a little trip somewhere right about now. Haven't made any firm plans, as we want to see how Daddy does, but hopefully, soon.

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  12. To God be all the glory!! How wonderful!! This is amazing news!!! Don't they look happy in that pic?? (So does Diesel in his pic!! LOL) Thank you for sharing the good news!!! (PS: I re-read your blog post this morning about fear!! Actually, i printed it out and it has been in my Bible!! I needed that word of encouragement and just wanted to say thanks....) Terri

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  13. I am so happy for you and your Daddy, how wonderful he'd doing better. It's always uplifting to see our loved ones doing better after an injury or long illness. May he have a speedy recovery in his therapy.

    Blessings,
    Emily

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  14. Glad to here things are looking up for your Dad and all of you. Spring is coming. That alone makes everyone feel better.

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    1. Thanks, Rose. Dad loves warmer weather, so I look for this to help in his overall recovery.

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  15. It's so good for anyone to get outside...I bet your Dad felt better just seeing the sun. Spring is going to cheer all of us up soon.

    Jen

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  16. I was so excited to read this post.
    This is what I hoped it was!
    Yeah!

    ~ still on my prayer list~

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  17. GREAT news, so happy! So wish it were that warm here, enjoy it!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  18. I'm so excited for him and all of you. Yes, the hard part is coming, but he's a trooper from the looks of it. I'll be praying he works through it until he's fully recovered. My grandmother gave up after she broke her hip and refused to walk again. She spent years bedridden only because she was stubborn. I think she later regretted it, but by then it was too late.

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  19. So happy to hear the good news about your dad! I have a feeling things are going to be just fine - sending healing thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Most excellent news about your dad! So glad to hear that he is doing so good with the healing and is able to get up and around some now.

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