"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him." -Daniel 2:22
"Do not fear, for I am with you..." -Isaiah 43:5
"...we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion." -Daniel 9:18

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Excitement Never Ends

Al got some good sleep last night, despite the leg. He is up and moving around this morning with the help of crutches. The biggest problem we are having is keeping the dogs from jumping up on him while he is sitting or laying down. We tried the fireplace screen as a fence, but Maizee just tried to jump it. They love their daddy!
He has to give himself a shot in the stomach every day for 2 weeks to prevent blood clots. Also for clots, he gets to wear this really sexy socks. All in all, it is amazing that he is getting around so well. The pain medicine, of course, has a lot to do with it. He does feel the screws in his hip and knee, so that will take some getting used to.
While Mother was fixing him some eggs this morning, she looked out the kitchen window and started hopping up and down screaming something I couldn't understand. I thought the pasture was on fire again. Then I understood "hawk" and "the baby" (meaning Kailee, the dog). I ran outside thinking I would be seeing my dog flying through the air in the talons of a hawk. But she's a fast runner and managed to escape. I turn around and there is my mom with her 22 rifle standing in the driveway fixin' to blast away at that hawk.
(For a mental picture - think Beverly Hillbillys)
Luckily, Al had managed to hobble outside on his crutches and took the gun from her and shot at it himself. I think it is illegal to kill one, but he scared it pretty good. That hawk was hugh! He also saved our vehicles which were in the line of sight.
It is always an adventure around here. Just when you think you're going to have a nice quite day at the house...those two manage to get your blood pumping...one way or another.
Al wants to try to go to Mansfield today and see the twins play basketball. It's there last game and we've never seen them play bastketball. I'm up for it. And don't be surprised if you see us at church tomorrow, either. But, if he wants to show you his incisions - just say "No thank you".
We thank the Lord that this surgery went so well. Not sure what will happen next week. I will probably be driving him to the office, since his boss is being difficult about him taking time off. I guess they forgot all the years that Al worked 12 and 14 hour days, for 6 and 7 days a week. He has given this company much more than he could ever be repaid for and they are not even sympathetic to his situation. Pray for them to have a God-inspired experience that will soften their heart.
Pray for us to be patience with each other, with others and with the circumstances. That we would give God the time and room He needs to work things for His own purposes. Pray for God to guide us through the maze of possibilities and choose the path He has laid out for us. We are considering beginning the process to get Al on disability. Not sure if he is eligible for LTD from work or how to work with those who may not want him to have that. Will start the process as soon as we feel it is right.
Pray for me to be in God's will about a job. We know it is the absolute wrong time to be looking, but ... God will have to find the one He wants me to have. I am mainly looking for something that has great benefits. We will need them when Al gets to the point of leaving his job.
Thanks to all who called and emailed and visited. Each time, it was just at the right time and just enough.
We are hoping for a swift recovery - so we can do it all again - on the other leg.
See ya in church!

1 comment:

Perspective is Everything said...

I'm gonna bring my jug over tonight to play with some pickled eggs and pig's feet.. LOL.. love you guys. :D