Thursday, March 12, 2015

And...There is More

Yesterday we woke up to the sadness that Jonathan 
has the same stomach bug that I just recuperated from.
My heart is so sad for him.
With his upcoming back surgery and the herniated disc involved there
I knew that this sickness would be so hard on him.
You can use your imagination as to why.

Due to my concerns for him and logistical issues
of getting my hair washed, dried and styled
I was late to Change of Pace.
It all worked out in the end but I missed singing with my peeps.
Probably for the best as I sat in the pew and cried through most of the 
music as it was.
Singing "Great is Thy Faithfulness" in the middle of a stormy time
of life has whole new, and very special meaning.

I came home to new inches of water in the basement.
This time from another source.
The back.
I went splashing through the waters looking for the pump we had 
purchased.  I became more frantic as I couldn't find it and got on the phone
with Warren to find out that since he had the entire thing dried out 
before leaving that morning it was all disassembled and not 
set up for what I needed at all.

My only option was to go open the toilet flange again and let 
all of that water run to the septic one more time.
I headed for the bathroom which has been under construction
for quite a while down there.
Still talking to him on the phone I took a step, 
then another, reached for the light switch just out of reach in front of me
when my foot went out from under me and slammed into the dresser holding 
a very heavy and large tv above the water.

The pain was muted by the numbing effect of the water but the blood began 
to flow right away.
I opened the "drain" and got upstairs to inspect the damage to my foot.

One of my middle toes showed a lot of damage.
Trauma to the nail bed, purple color popping up, 
immediate swelling and a funky bulge at the joint mid toe.

And so, here I sit.  
Unable to help with the water until this heals enough to not become infected
from flood water.

I do not understand why.
I wish it weren't like this.

But I still trust.
In His plan.
In His faithfulness.

The pain is under control in that toe even without 
pain meds this morning so I'm going to take some Tylenol
a bit later and figure out something to wear on that foot and 
go teach my choirs.  
Thankfully it is not my right foot so I'll be able to drive just fine.
We are nearing concert date and weren't able to 
have practice last week due to the snow....
which worked out because that was the day the flooding began.

Thank the Lord for music!
I'm looking forward to this piece of normal in a very, 
very long week.

Oh!  Yesterday was our 26th Anniversary.
I made a fantastic dinner for us which was so simple
and required little walking or standing.

Prosciutto wrapped chicken breasts
Creamed Green Beans
Sauteed Mushrooms

We looked at each other and just laughed as we ate in the 
living room with my foot propped up and throbbing.
But we were together and have always loved 
working on projects together.
Boy, do we have a big one ahead of us!!
I guess we'll just have to "suffer through".


Vee said...

You are very good at finding God in the interruptions. I am just shaking my head and wondering what God has in mind. I know He has something in mind. Happy belated Anniversary! Ongoing prayers... Take care of that toe!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love that you celebrated your anniversary in spite of all the crazy! After all it is in the daily stuff of life that our marriages are built.

Enjoy your choirs today!


Terri Steffes said...

You have such a wonderful outlook. Yes, there is God everywhere, but sometimes it would be nice if there wasn't so much water with him! Hugs for the toes, ouch, and happy anniversary!

Doris said...

What a week! Hope your toe heals quickly. I had to chuckle....on our anniversary we were both so sick. I was in bed all day and he on the couch.
God Bless You! And He will!

Theresa said...

WOW, I wish I were close enough to come help you! It sounds like you need a hug and a prayer! Sending lots of both!

Karen said...

I keep hoping your next post will be from the other side of all this water trouble-praying it soon will be!

Belated anniversary wishes to you and Warren!

Hope the foot is on the mend-adding that to my prayers, too.

Love you friend!