Thursday, August 16, 2007

What A Difference A Year Makes

Mom is out walking with her friend Linda, so I’m updating the Blog tonight. For fun, I decided to go back and read the entry from August 16, 2006. At that time, I was still in the hospital and my goal for that day was to get to the nurses’ lounge, so I could check my email and read Katy’s Blog. On that date, I also had physical therapy. Here is my sentence from that date, ” I felt like an old woman by the time I was done”.

Amazing that just one year later, I was able to attend my afternoon doctor’s appointment alone! Mom had other errands to accomplish, so she dropped me off at my appointment. I walked into the building without assistance. I checked in and then had the joy of surprising the nurses with, according to them, “how well I looked”. The doctor was also pleased with my progress. The doctor listened attentively; we discussed different options regarding my post-surgery treatments and established a plan both of us are willing to try. I left the doctor’s office today feeling rejuvenated and hopeful, instead of like the “old woman” I was last year. And the most exciting part was that I was returning home, instead of to my hospital room. It’s been an astonishing year of ups and downs, but I thank you again for praying our family through this journey. In just one year, the Lord has answered your prayers in miraculous ways. My strength today is evidence of that.

  1. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    I’m so glad to hear about your good day!! God is indeed good. :-)
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  2. Patricia Says:

    Halleluja! His mercies are unceasing!

  3. Mike Theesfield Says:

    Glad to hear you’re doing well, hon! When things aren’t so well, I’m not sure what to say that would be of comfort, so I tend to keep my mouth shut. Please know that it isn’t for lack of concern, though. I hope you have an energetic and pain-free weekend!

    Cousin Mike

  4. Doris Harriff Says:

    Katy, I remember how anxious you were to get out of the hospital in time for your Granddad’s birthday celebration. I just called him yesterday to wish him a happy birthday; he put the phone on speaker, and I had a nice long talk with him & your grandmom.

    Love, Aunt Doris

  5. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Katy, I’m just so pleased that you’re doing so well.

  6. Aleah Yunger Says:

    There’s that quote that says something like, “A sorrow shared is a sorrow divided. A joy shared is a joy multiplied.” We are all evidence of that! The body of Christ is happy to take on your sorrow to share the burden. But we’re also quick and eager to rejoice and praise God, multiplying the joy! Hope I get to see you soon, “young lady” ;) Love, Aleah

  7. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,
    I couldn’t have said it better myself. I am truly glad to see you enjoying life again!!! As you know there will always be those bumps in the road, but you have definately mastered them all, thanks to our Lord and Saviour. My prayer for you is that this trend continues.
    God Bless You and your family
    Karen Tillman

  8. Julie Wensley Says:

    It has been an incredible year! You have had thousands of people with you on your struggle - and we have all seen God’s amazing grace so evident in your life - in times of strength and maybe even more so in the times of weakness. You have continually turned our hearts toward heaven and our eyes upon Jesus. When I look at you, Katy (and Dawn and Paul), I clearly see a reflection of the One you love so much. Thank you for allowing us all to be a part of this journey.

    I love you! Julie

  9. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Cheers, Katy! May this weekend hold more happy surprises and progress. How we thank you, Lord Jesus, for your strength and unfailing compassion!

    Julie, I loved your letter!

    Love to all, Aunt LIl

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