I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints. ~Psalm 52:9 (NIV)
This week I think my thankful list will be short but oh so joyful. I'm hopeful this will be my last reference in my blog to my recent surgery 'cause it has definitely gone on long enough (at least in my mind) but there is a lot to be grateful for surrounding it and I have been thanking God all week long for carrying me through it.
Thank You Father God and Lord Jesus for allowing my Doctor to start my surgery an hour earlier than originally planned. Thank You, too, for being with my Doctor and the OR staff as they took care of me.
Thank You Father God and Lord Jesus for minimizing the effects of the anesthesia so I was able to wake up quickly. Instead of being home, in my own bed after noon last Friday, I was there by 10:30.
Thank You Father God and Lord Jesus for allowing the side-effects of the Aleve to "hit me" on Sunday when I was not at home alone or driving my car. Thank You, too, for keeping them relatively minor. I haven't enjoyed the muscle aches or fuzzy brain but I didn't have to head into the hospital and recover there. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
Thank You Father God and Lord Jesus for an understanding workplace, for stepping up and taking over when I couldn't come back as originally planned.
Thank You Father God and Lord Jesus for the friends who brought food and visited with me. They made the hours of forced rest incredibly wonderful. I think we should all schedule "forced rest" days with our family and friends more often.
Finally, Father God and Lord Jesus, thank you for my husband. He is the most wonderful, amazing man and I still can't believe you allowed him to love me. He took care of me without complaint and with a migraine, nonetheless. Thank You for him.
I hope you all have a long list of blessings this Thursday!!