100 Reasons Why I’m Not A Cowgirl – August 23
It doesn’t feel too hot to me!
So in my last post I told y’all that a sweet sweet lady was letting me borrow a portable ramp. Well the ramp is here and today we put it outside leading from the back door to the back deck, AKA my outdoor retreat that I have missed so much.
I managed to get out there one time since the accident and it was a tumultuous undertaking for everyone involved.
But today, my husband put that little ramp down.
And I held my breath and hit the forward button on my wheelchair
and rolled right on outside like it was the easiest thing in the world!
I felt like shouting. It was wonderful!
I sat out there just drinking it all in, those green trees that I love to look at, the rays of God peeking down through them (some call those sunbeams), and me out there beneath it all, nothing between me and heaven once again.
and as I closed my eyes and tilted my face up towards the sun I felt a peaceful stirring in my heart and I realized then why I had missed that so much.
This is where I am still. This is where I go when I want to remind myself …
Be still and know that I am God.
I decided to stay out there a bit.
My husband said it was really hot and humid.
It felt perfect to me.:)
Did you laugh at yourself today?
So I’ve been crocheting this afghan. Now normally I don’t stick with the crochet project very long – We’re talking maybe a tiny scarf for Katy or something- but I’ve gotten really far along with this afghan and I’m very proud of it so I was working on it yesterday with just a couple more hours of work left until it was finished.
I’ve settled into little patterns in my day now and one of them is I work until about ten minutes before the kids are supposed to be home, then I stop what I’m doing and me and the dogs go sit in front of the front door and wait for the kids while we watch the traffic go by in the outside world.
If you don’t get a good laugh out of your life on a regular basis, you’re missing all the fun!
Today I did something fun that I decided I was going to do yesterday and looked forward to all night.
I dressed up.
I’m not going anywhere, but for a month now I’ve been wearing men’s basketball type shorts and t shirts and no shoes.
Well now, the swelling is gone down enough that yesterday, I was able to put shoes on BOTH FEET for the first time since the accident! And today I am wearing a skirt and a pretty blouse and even a scarf. I don’t have earrings or a necklace on yet but when my husband comes home for lunch I’m going to have him get those out for me
oh and shoes. I’m even wearing shoes!
It’s a beautiful day.
Because I decided it was going to be!
Thank you so much for your prayers. I feel them!!
My next doctor’s appointment is September 4th and I’ll have new xrays done then to see how my bones are mending. I’m excited to see my progress and so grateful for all of the grace and love God has poured out on me these past weeks!