Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday



In the month of October of last year I was just returning from Florida. Now eight months later here we are again. How blessed I am. The lame walk well at least set at a computer tonight Ha!


Today I had the first of another series of three Synvisk injections on my knees.
Just a glutton for punishment!
These images are from last year see all the chigger bites from walking in Florida with the most wonderful women I have ever met.

So today My sweet heart of a husband actually took off work and drove me.
Such a sweet sweet friend. 
So only two more Thursdays of this to go.

I am thankful that I am not giving in to the temptations to be overwhelmed.
I am slowed , grateful for the 'temporary' halting of motion. How blessed am I that this is an option to keep me from not fully living and having such great motion. In a few weeks it will be as if nothing happened or was the matter with my knees. Now ya know that makes me really blessed. Yep it hurt and still does. However tonight I am able after a day of ice and elevation to sit here and visit many of you.

I have been re reading the novel I wrote in 2005 and doing a bit of editing it has long needed. It is a novel based on a woman who is clergy in a large hospital. A woman with a mystery of life that sets her on a course to her true self. Reading it is fun. I have forgotten so much of it. Someday yes Michelle (see her here)  I must self publish like you. Inch by inch.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Donetta,
I am sorry you are having a rough day. I will pray for you. I just put my husband to bed. He was in a lot of pain. I so wish I could do something for you.
Just know I am here to support you with prayers.
Tommorrow is infusion day for us.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Corey~living and loving said...

Donetta, my dear, please know that even when I'm too busy to comment. I always read your blog in my reader. ALWAYS! luv you!

Angela said...

I am thankful that I am not giving in to the temptations to be overwhelmed.

Oh girl, how I can connect with these words above...I'm thankful too...blessings and thank you for being a part of Fearless Friday and joining in praying.

Susie said...

It is amazing that you remain grateful in an overwhelming time:-)

Denise said...

Lifting you up in prayers, and with love.

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