Saturday, June 26, 2010

A WELL WATERED GARDEN

Isa 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.


I came across this verse this morning in my morning devotions and I just can't tell you how it blessed me. This has been a difficult season in my life as many of you know. But no matter what may be going on around me, the Lord is faithful and His mercies are new every morning. He keeps me watered and strong and He NEVER fails me. He strengthens my very bones. I have felt His presence EVERYDAY in a very real and tangible way, and know that the prayers of all of you have help keep me going.

I am feeling MUCH better. Still not back to my total self, but I am a little stronger every day and the pain is almost completely gone. Sleeping is no longer an issue (praise God!) as I can roll from side to side now without being sharply reminded as to why that wasn't a good idea. Meanwhile we have had a few delays at the new house. We discovered a water damaged area in the floor and it all had to be ripped out and repaired. Everything goes sooo slow. My son James gave up his day off yesterday and drove up to help out, and how grateful I was. He got ALOT done. Oh to be 30 and soo strong again, and move quickly from task to task. My poor hubby will help out today and tomorrow and then right back to his regular exhausting stressful job without really getting any time to rest up. I am still not good for much. I have taken back over dishes, and laundry at home, and can at least run after food for everyone etc. But my arms are WEAK and I quickly run out of energy. I am being careful to not overdo as I don't want to regress in any way. IF all goes as planned, we should have the carpet laid next Friday and move in next Sat. On the 4th of July week-end. Not exactly what ANYONE felt like for the holiday week-end, and we will have to do it without my son Jimmy. He will be in New Jersey with his family on a much anticipated family vacation. Now we still have our other sons Joe and John and a few others as well so we are hardly alone, but I would have loved to have done this with ALL hands on deck. We have several pieces of REALLY heavy furniture. My sisters, and dil, and mom, are all available and willing to help me with the unpacking and rearranging of furniture decisions, and how very grateful I am. When I moved into the house we are in 24 years ago, I was almost 8 months pregnant with Melody and not good for much then either. I guess moving and I don't go together very well, haha. When I am not feeling overwhelmed, I am very excited about all that is going on. I can't wait to be at the point of hanging pictures and making this new house a home. How grateful I am that the Lord has blessed us with this, and provided us with not only the means to fix it and decorate it more to our taste, but with ALL the willing hands there have been to help us out.

Yes, the Lord is good ~ He is faithful to His children ~ His mercy and grace are sufficient for each day ~ we are like a WELL watered garden. How wonderful is that?

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25 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to read your update Debbie. It takes time to recuperate but God is good.

    I'm so glad your children are willing to help out. You raised them right. I pray that all goes well with your move. Sometimes we just can't pick the timing but glad you have help.

    Sending you hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. Debbie ~ I am sooo glad to hear you are feeling better! Please just take it one day at a time! What a great job you all did in raising your kids and they are helping you so much! What a blessing!!!

    Sending you big hugs and prayers!

    Have a restful weekend

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  3. Debbie - praising God that you are feeling better and I pray the move goes smoothly. (We once moved on New Years weekend.)

    Continuing to lift you up in prayer.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  4. You are still in my prayers and will continue to be. Enjoy letting others serve you during this time. I am excited for you and your new home. May you continue to sense God watering your garden.

    You are such sunshine even with the clouds that have tried to hide His light in you....He has shone through.

    Hugs...wish I was close to give you all a hand,
    Janette

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  5. Hi Debbie,

    I am so glad that you are feeling better! What a relief I'm sure it is just to be able to roll over in your sleep and not be in pain. That's good news. Sounds like you are on your way to feeling 100%. You will get there!

    I'm sorry to hear about the water damage in the new house. I hope that gets fixed up quick so you can move over the 4th. Let those boys do all the work!! You just take it easy. :)

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  6. I'm so glad that you are on the mend, Debbie. Isn't it hard to draw back when everyone is working so hard? Bet those mighty prayers of yours are helping everybody get things in place.

    Bless you,
    Mary

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  7. Debbie, I am so glad to hear you're feeling better! You are being wise to not overdo. You are blessed to have a loving and understanding family. I will be praying for you all this coming week as you prepare to move in. Take care and know that you have friends in many places lifting you up before our Lord.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Hi Deb! Keep being careful gal! You sure don't need a setback! So glad to hear of how God is ministering to you throughout this challenging time! He is able, isn't He , to do way more than we can imagine!!

    Have a praise-filled Sunday, and know that this friend in Florida prays for you daily!!

    Lots of love,
    Becky

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  9. Beautiful scripture verse. So glad you're felling better. You have lovely children.

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  10. Happy to hear of your progress, both physically and in the house project. Don't overdo it though. Take good care of yourself. Love that verse of Scripture.

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  11. HI Debbie...glad to hear you're feeling better and I love this scripture...it's really encouraging as is your post....your testimony of His care...Stay strong ok. Sarah

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  12. Hi Debbie, glad you're making progress in your recovery and your house. Praise God for family!

    Yoli :)

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  13. I'm experiencing good health right now, but I've had episodes when I've been laid low. I don't much like them, especially given my high-energy, take-charge nature. Sometimes I wonder if the Lord doesn't allow them just so I'll have to "be still and know ..."?

    Anyway, I'm so sorry for this rough season in your life. I'm also very grateful for your authentic witness!

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  14. Debbie, I am praying for your continued recovery and regaining of strength, and for your move.
    I like your patriotic blog design!

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  15. Hi Deb,
    So glad to know you are getting stronger every day. When it is all said and done, I would love to come out and visit!!!

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  16. Hi Debbie, I am so glad you are feeling better, just continue to nor overdue it. I am thankful with you for having such a wonderful support system. You have a very loving and caring family. I am also glad that you will soon be in your new home, God is good! Now rest rest my friend. You will soon have lots of time and energy to cook for all those special family members.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  17. Moving is such a big job. It makes me tired just thinking about it. We moved into this house over 20 years ago. Moving the next time will be much harder because we are older and have accumulated 20 years worth of "stuff".
    I'm glad you have all those family members to help. It will make it much easier for you. I know the Lord will be with you all the way.
    Blessings and Happy 4th of July,
    Charlotte

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  18. Glad you are feeling better. You have a great family.

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  19. That is a wonderful verse, Debbie. Thanks for sharing it.

    Your patriotic blog is great!

    Hope your week is blessed.

    Hugs,
    Bethany

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  20. I'm glad your feeling a little better. Congratulation on your home, that is so exciting!
    Blessings,
    Ginger

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  21. Happy Monday friend. Hope all things are coming together with regards to the move - surely was thinking of you when I wrote my post today! Goodness, moving can be so stressful...and that's exactly where my brother and sister-in-law find themselves right now. I hope they can get settled quickly.

    They will be moving to Monterey/Carmel (actually they don't have a new home nailed down yet...just adding to the stress)but will be one of those two.

    Like you said, California is HUGE..but if I actually ever make it to the West Coast, I would LOVE to find a way to you. I would be as giddy as a schoolgirl to actually meet a blogging friend!! Something to pray about, for sure.

    Hope you have a great Monday (the rest of it)....praying for you.

    Jennifer

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  22. Glad you are making progress!!! Have a blessed Tuesday.

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  23. Me again - just stopping by to send a hug:) Hope it is a great Wednesday for you!

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  24. Debbie - I'm so happy you are feeling better and praise God for no chemo!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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