Sunday, June 3, 2012


Well, I have spent the last couple of days at my parents house.  We are in the  LONG process of beginning to box up some of their belongings to make room for the hospital bed that was delivered yesterday to make my step day more comfortable.  My mom is a collector and a saver and under ordinary circumstances this would be difficult for her, but under her present one it is even more so.  Some of it will come to my house, some of it will go to my sisters home, and LOTS of it will either be donated or gotten rid of altogether.  We did manage to get a good start on it at least, and my youngest son joined us yesterday so that he could move some of the furniture out as well to make room for the bed, and carry box load after box load of books (she has collected sooo many over the years) to my mom's church.  The whole process was really both depressing and kind of overwhelming if I am being honest.  We got the bed all set up and after he got into it we all joined together for prayer before we left.  I am hoping he was comfy in it last night.  My mom doesn't want to sleep by herself, and I am praying she did OK too.  My step dad's daughter is staying with them now, and how grateful we all are.   My hubby watched my sons kids at our house as my dil is teaching at a retreat this week-end.  How I would have loved to attend that retreat as well,  but this really needed to be taken care of.  I do pray all goes well this week-end for the ladies too.  After the long day my son and I went back to our house where my oldest son and his family joined us for dinner.  It was nice to get this unexpected time with all of them, and the grandkids were loving their time together as well.  Grandma was loving all the kisses ans hugs she got that's for sure!

And for my final piece of cheery news, haha, I am having a colonoscopy and a EGD done tomorrow morning and have the lovely prep for all that going on today....sigh.  I should have had this done a while ago as I am that age, ; ) but now with my continuing stomach issues guess it is just plain old time.  I am not going to lie, I DO NOT fast well, and as for a colon cleansing, well I don't have to say much more about that I am sure.  I will be glad when it is all over.  But in the midst of all my whining this morning I was reading blogs and came across Debbie over at Heart Choices, and felt a conviction from the Holy Spirit as I remembered how many thousands and thousands of people go hungry every day.  Many of them having no idea where their next meal is coming from, or if it will come at all.  Many of them just children or even babies.  My heart hurts for them all.  Thanks Debbie for these reminders.  I think I can make it through a couple of days. I really do want to be like Paul and learn to be content in whatever state I find myself.

Phil 4:11-13  Of that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I an to be content.  I know how to be abased, and how to abound.  Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me.  

I will sign off for now.  Hope you all are having a good week-end!


  1. Oh, Debbie, what a task and how overwhelming with all that surrounds the reasoning for packing up and getting rid of "stuff." I so do not want my children to ever have to do such, but they probably will.

    And, the dreaded colonoscopy! I've had 3 and the drinking the prep is by far the worse part. The procedure is nothing, but I just gag with the drink. Good luck my friend!

    Blessings for a great week!

  2. OH! Debbie, I know what you are going through as we had a similar situation with my dh's parents a few years ago, I will continue to pray for strength for this journey! I will be thinking and praying for you and about your tests tomorrow.
    I bet grandpa had a blast with those grandkids!

  3. Hi Debbie,, So sad that you had to clean out your mom & step dad's belongings, but I can say it is easier to do it while they are still with you then doing it later.
    As for the colonoscopy-the designer drugs they use now make it a cake walk, the only issue to the prep. Mine was so easy-and I was so fearful.
    You'll be fine my friend. I too am so thankful for all the blessings we have here.
    Thinking of you today.
    Hugs, Noreen

  4. First of all, good luck with the prep for the colonoscopy. But that's the worst part of the whole procedure. I've had one when I turned 50 and I'll have one next year too. No fun but good to do!

    I'm glad I could provide some perspective with my post on Heart Choices. I know I felt so convicted when I complain about being hungry and the refrigerator is full. So many go with nothing or very little.

    I know how it is to go through all your belongings and have to get rid of so much. I've been doing that for the past few months with this move. I'm still uncovering more stuff in boxes that are on the back patio. I gave away so many books so I understand about your mom's books. But hopefully others will get to read them too.

    Sending you a hug,

  5. Just want you to know that I'm praying for you. There seems to be so much on your plate and you always sound so strong! I was thinking about you earlier and I hope all goes well tomorrow! Let us know!

  6. Praying for strength to deal with the details of this time of transition for you and your mom.

    I've had 2 colonoscopies and 1 EGD, and there's no to sugarcoat it on the colonoscopies - the prep is absolutely awful. But the good news is that the procedure itself is simple and painless. Praying for you through this.

  7. Debbie
    We went through the whole process of emptying my MIL's house not long ago-it is hard!
    Don't worry about the colonoscopy, it's not bad at all. The fasting and cleansing is the worst part!
    I'll remember you in my prayers.

  8. I need to have mine done soon too.
    I am thinking of you, and hope all goes just fine.
    Also, continued prayers for your folks.
    I know how hard this is.

  9. Hugs, Hugs on all levels..prayers and lifting up your arms with all that is going on!!!

    Love you precious one.


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