savior, please

blogging was put on the back-burner for about a month…actually, it wasn’t even on the stove.
my dad was in the hospital (see what a difference a day makes).  he had quadruple by-pass on June 5 and just got out of the hospital/rehab on June 28.  in the meantime, my mom suffered 2 mini strokes, and is currently in the same rehab facility my dad was in.  she has a long road ahead of her – she has no use of her right leg.  truly, what a difference a day made in my life.

seeking grace.

what a difference a day makes

It is so true that we don’t know what tomorrow holds.  Let me walk you through the craziness of my week.

My parents celebrated 44 years of marriage last Friday, and Saturday greeted us with a surprise.  Something was going on inside my dad, and Saturday morning, that something decided to let everyone know ‘he’ was there.
After being sent home from the hospital ER on Saturday, we found ourselves there again on Sunday – this time, he would be staying.  He had started bleeding Saturday morning, and was still bleeding Sunday.  No one knew what was going on, so he was scheduled for a colonoscopy Tuesday morning.  The test revealed the ‘identity’ of the something, which I have since named “Harry”.  Harry is a growth in the beginning of my dad’s colon, and it is time for him to go.
However, since my dad had a heart attack 10 years ago, cardiology had to sign-off on him going into surgery, so he had to have a stress test.  The colon surgery was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, pending the a.m. stress test.
Harry received a stay of execution via the cardiology department…m0mentarily.
My dad was transferred to a hospital which specializes in cardiovascular medicine to have a heart catheterization.  We would then be able to continue with the extraction of Harry.  Upon completion of the catheterization, we found that my dad’s ticker is not good.  He has to have open heart surgery on Tuesday.  At least 5, if not 6, arteries are 70-90% blocked, so he is facing a 5 bypass operation.
The great news that we learned on Thursday is that Harry is not a cancerous mass, but he still has to go.  That surgery will take place sometime following the heart surgery, provided Harry behaves himself and doesn’t start bleeding again – if that happens, Harry will come out sooner than later.


I am exhausted!

The Eternal One is good, a safe shelter in times of trouble.  He cares for those who search for protection in Him. – Nahum 1:7 (the Voice)

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28 (MSG)

seeking grace.

earlier bits

June 2012