Showing posts with label Moments of Grace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moments of Grace. Show all posts

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Moments of Grace

Flighty.  Yes, I've been flighty.  I started up a new blog three months ago and now I've moved it all back to my original home, right here.  This place, where I started rejoicing.  I didn't need to leave it, but only change it, and only just a bit.

I'm not an apologetic, I am wife and mother.  I need to rejoice in my God given vocation.  I enjoy this vocation capturing it in words and photos.  I also need to or I'll forget. 
This all started so I could make a book of our life.  This week after making a photo, I was quickly reminded how I still desire to make this blog of our family into a book.  A book which we will have when I can't remember the everyday.  My littlest is 3.5 now and I have a hard time even remembering when she was a baby, but it's here, it's all here.
I've missed capturing our life so I came back to where I was.

This was one of my moments of grace for the week I'm sharing at Suscipio.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Quick Grace


Moment of Grace.

Yesterday was a good day.  The x-rays of my leg showed that the outside of the fracture has been healed.  I was a little alarmed when I saw the x-ray on the screen before the doctor came in, it still showed the spirals.  I jumped to conclusions, thinking it was bad, then the doctor told me that it would look like that for the next six months and what needed to heal for me to get moving, has.  He proceeded to write the orders for three weeks of physical therapy to work on range of motion and partial weight bearing.  Come back in three weeks and I should be out of the boot.  Praise God!  He also said it wouldn't be far fetched to be driving in two weeks.  Not totally healed but I could get around some.
No doubt, I got home and called for physical therapy appointments right away.  Wednesday of next week was the first appointment.  Sigh.  A week without PT just after I'd been given the green light.  Not the direction I had hoped.  I scheduled five appointments.  Called MacGyver.  Called PT back to change a few times so MacGyver could drive me and they found an appointment for me for today!  Praise God!
Day one PT.  Awesome.  He went over the basics, what we would be working on, main focus being reducing swelling/edema.  He then did some measurements both on the good foot and bad foot.  He then decided he could give me some weight strengthening exercises.  YIPPPEEE!  This is the fast track to walking.  And one more thing....he had this really cool machine called Game Ready.  If you don't want to click on this link to see scary man looking at's a machine that is filled with ice that sends ice cold water through a boot that compresses over my ankle.  Loved it, even though I wanted a heated blanket the whole time.
My Mom's visit with us was wonderful.  The kids loved having her as did MacGyver and I.  We had meals cooked and a lot of laundry washed, folded and all put away - in the same day!  She took me to two appointments and picked Big Girl up from school today.  We were blessed to take her out for Mexican lunch yesterday.  Yum!
I toured Target yesterday in a wheel chair.  That was interesting.  I was by myself while my Mom & the girls parked the car.  A woman with a boy and a girl around the three/four/five age passed by me to get a cart.  The girl who was closer to the five age commented over and over how she wanted to watch the lady with the crutches get in the wheel chair.  I smiled at the mom, she smiled at me.  I continued to struggle, with a flamingo leg, trying to get the wheelchair apart while she buzzed on by as the girl kept saying how she wanted to watch me.
Tomorrow I'll be hosting a link up on Sunday's Gospel, Sneak Peek Sunday.  I  hope you can take a peek at Sunday's Gospel reading and share your thoughts via your blog or the comments section.  I've enjoyed a head start on the readings, I hope you will too.

I'm linking with Jennifer's Quick Takes and Suscipio's Moments of Grace.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Moments of Grace

I see four walls staring at me, the same trees, an occasional car drive by, the bus in the morning and in the afternoon and whatever I pull up on my screen, for the better part of each day, most days.  The faces of my children are gazed upon moving pictures and my dutiful husband is heard moving about doing the tasks of mine and his.

Even in all of this boredom of a leg up, I do see Moments of Grace.  They aren't huge epiphanies, just moments.

The help of my three, almost five and six year olds moving my things from room to room, trailing hobbling me.

I see Your grace.

My littles getting a chair for me so I can pull together breakfast or lunch. 

My sweet family and friends bringing dinner for us so I can simply put it in the oven and have it ready for when My Love gets home.

Him, cleaning it all up every night, followed by baths.

The Christsmas shopping.  Grace, oh the grace my husband has shopping with three kids, days before Christmas, without complaining. 

Our family leader, working hard during busy times at work, but making sure he comes home for dinner and to take over my couch parenting.

I see Your Grace.

And now, My Love is sick, and he keeps on keeping on. 

My Mom, My Dad driving three hours to come and help.  My Mom coming again next week.

The many people who have taken over driving our children to and from school and pop up doctor apointments.

Driving me to doctor appointments.

Prayers, cards, encouragement.

Friends bringing broken leg things to make my life easier.

Grace shown by those that picked up our slack on Christmas meals, because frankly, he was done and needed a break.

I see the Holy Spirit coursing through each of those people who have come in our time of need. 

I see Grace even in contained in four walls.  I know Grace goes on among those trees.  Grace happens in an occasional car driving by.  I'm sure there plenty of Grace happens on the bus.  I know Grace is living in the lives of places I visit through my screen.

The Holy Spirit is in my children no matter what they are doing.  And my husband is a never ending source of Grace and strength for us.

Even though I do little these days, He does much in my life.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  ~ Phil 4:19 RSV-CE
Please feel free to share your Moments of Grace with a beautiful group of Ladies at Suscipio.

*My photos are very random, July 2012.  I just found them and they are inspiring to see in the middle of cold winter.

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