The Lord Provides 😃

I’m so excited and humbled at the provision of our mighty God in every detail of life. Yesterday, as my newly employed husband (just hired on at the company he’s been a temp at…..Yes!!!) was setting down a pile of old blankets at our local donation spot at our community dump, something shiny caught his eye. He had actually debated just throwing the blankets away but thought twice and walked over to the small shack to find a spot to set them down. And there it was, sent directly to us from GOD…..

A smart gently used medline excell 2000 wheelchair. Just what I have been praying about, for months! I had looked online, asked family, asked friends but we could not secure anything and I was losing heart. So this morning when my husband brought it to my attention that he found a nice one for free…..I was overwhelmed by God’s faithfulness, goodness, and LOVE. Isn’t that just like our heavenly Father? Tears flowed down as I thanked Him over and over again for providing a way to go out and about. Not being able to walk much has limited my being able to be in the community. Walking is freedom. Having a wheelchair is freedom too!! I can be out again and no longer wonder if my legs will hold or if there is a wheelchair cart or place to sit down. I know most people wouldn’t want a wheelchair but that’s always been a part of my life having a mom with CP. It never phased me pushing her around places and I loved the times we shared. I’m so thankful to be able to spend more time with my husband and kids (with my mask on of course 😲) rather than sit at home while they go out. I’m still hopeful my legs will continue to heal but in the interim I am thankful for the chance to be mobile again. God is holding us all, friends and every detail is under His watchful, tender care.

Psalm 30:5b “weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.”

Much love,

Viv ❤

Thank you God for these gifts! They came directly from you Jesus and I praise you. My heart is overwhelmed with a sense of your love. You provided work for my husband after being a low-paid temp for so long. I am overwhelmed at the love you are showering down upon my family. Forgive me when I doubt your provision Lord. I know this job and wheelchair are from you as a direct token from your hands.

In Jesus name,

Amen

My baby girl ❤

Slowly But Surely: An Update

I’m so touched that many of my blogging family has asked how my healing is going. May I just say it means the world to me? While the recovery continues to be slow, I am certainly seeing improvements daily. The other day my oldest told me I’ve shocked her by how fast I’m walking!👍😆 (Great news because my quadriceps were starting to atrophy.) Since my legs are so much stronger I’m even able to stand up and take a shower which is a huge deal for me. Seriously, until you can’t take a shower the fact that you can deserves a celebration. So thankful for showers! The muscles on my arms and legs continue to get back to normal but the skin on my legs is thick and tough like leather…..very strange. That may be a result of the neuropathy but I’m not sure. 🤔

My nervous system is getting better as well but my body still gripes if I overdo. I’m absolutely amazed at how consistent my broken brain is…..it is very honest with it’s limitations which require respect.

Sadly, my ears continue to be an issue due to 5 weeks of 100-200 decibels of nerve-raking noise. I’m wearing earplugs at all times which is helping but my Dr. says my brain is unable to turn down the volume. It may require more healing time for this issue to settle itself.

God continues to be faithful. In all of the weakness, pain, fatigue, and uncertainty He continues to heal the broken places in me only He truly understands. He has drawn near unto me and comforts me with His Spirit at every instance and every moment of need. He always sends angels in the forms of friends at just that perfect moment to pray for and with me.

My walk through recovery seems long at times and I struggle to be patient. Not only do I struggle but my husband, kids, and even my dog are weary of it all. I honestly feel bad for them. My husband has taken on extra tasks that I can no longer do and he’s just worn out. I thank the Lord that he is strong and for God’s strength in him every day but the poor guy needs a break.

I’m going to leave you with a quote by Lee Woodruff wife of TV anchor Bob Woodruff from ABC news who suffered a horrible TBI while reporting in Afganistan in 2006. Here’s what she says about patience and TBI recovery:

Having a TBI, or being connected to someone who has suffered one, is an exercise in extreme patience. The slow process of recovery makes “watching paint dry” feel like the speed of light. Yes, it’s that slow.

Much love,

Viv 💚