Thoughts From A Canyon

imageWell we are still muddling through, navigating this winding, often rough, uneven path as it happens. And still with joy and peace, by God’s grace.

I had surgery yesterday. Something came up with my health that I considered not really worth mentioning until it turned into something a little bigger. So I’m trying to rest as the doctor ordered, although I pretty much have no choice as any movement causes me to gasp in pain. This surgery stuff is harsh.

Justin spiked a slight temperature and had bad stomach pain all through the night. I spent the dark hours trying to care for him while moving as little as possible. And I pleaded with God for rescue.

His help has come in many forms. Justin did not end up developing a fever and his stomach pain is gone. Jeff took care of getting Nicky and Michael off to school. A friend came over this morning bearing halls for my raw throat (intubation during surgery) along with smiles, laughs, tea and toast. Another friend is on her way bringing soup and conversation. Mom is cooking dinner for my family later today. Praising God for awesome women in my life!

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

Being taken care of is humbling. Depending on others is hard for me but I know that God brings us through the hard in order to make us better. More wisdom. More character. More endurance. All this He gives freely, though sometimes we just have to sit down in a canyon for a little while, resting in Jesus. And, oh, the view looking up is breathtaking.

Grace be with you, my friends.

One thought on “Thoughts From A Canyon

  1. Hi Katie, praying for a speedy recovery for you. God knows you have been dealing with so much. GLAD to hear that Justin didn’t get a fever.
    God is good all the time!
    Love , Pat


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