September Blessings

 

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We all go through trials and tribulations.  The last few months have been hectic.  I have done a lot of praying for several members of my family.  God has answered those prayers in a positive way.  I thank God for the blessings that September has brought.

My daughter tore the long tendon on the underside of her foot – Flexor Hallucis Longus.. It takes months with support stockings and special protective support shoes to heal.  She used crutches and got some pretty good muscles in her arms crawling around her house.  It meant her mother-in-law and her mother (me) did a lot of work to take care of her and her house for over 6 weeks. It is hard to be housebound for months and have to depend on others – I have been in that spot many times in my life.  My daughter is much better now and able to resume her normal life.  I thank God for that

It did not help that garden season was in full swing and the work never seemed to end.  But I managed to get through the whole ordeal – groan.  Old age gets harder every day.

My brother lives in Nevada.  His wife died 6 months ago.  I have been trying to help my brother through phone calls.  He is a Viet Nam vet and is disabled and in a wheel chair.  He ended up in the hospital and I truly thought he was not going to make it.  He talked about suicide and I talked to him often about not doing that.  I got the state involved and my brother got the V.A. involved.  Through my brother’s doctor at the V.A. things have worked out.  My brother’s health has improved. He acquired  Medicaid  and is living in a nice group home and seems to be happier.  I prayed hard and long for my brother and God answered those prayers.  I thank God for that.

My husband suffers with COPD and Macular Degeneration.  His health has been bad for years.  He never gives up and tries to take care of this large 3 acre yard. I try to help with the outside work and do fair until my fibromyalgia clobbers me and sends me into my long periods of vertigo.  I try never to give up and that keeps me going.  I thank God everyday for answering prayers 7 years ago when my husband almost died of menigitis. God has given me more time with my husband since those dark days in January 2013.  I still thank God everyday for answering prayers.

Sometimes when a person is down they turn from God, they get mad at God. they blame God.  I get discouraged, but I do none of those things.  Life deals a bad hand to everyone at times.  My answer to the problems in my life is always prayer.

So – I take the time to watch beautiful butterflies and find peace in the blessings God has given me in my life.  Thank you Lord for your blessings and your love.

“Butterflies are tiny, graceful and enchanting creatures that lead us to the bright and happy side of life. http://www.LUVZE.com

23 thoughts on “September Blessings

  1. Your post is particularly poignant for me as I’m leading a ladies Bible study on prayer currently. And we just discussed the very thing you write about – some folks chose to turn their back on God or get angry or blame Him when He doesn’t answer prayers as quickly as they would like or how they want. But trusting God, even in the difficult times is what faith truly is. God does hear our prayers and answers in His timing and in His will. You do have much to be thankful for.

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    1. Thanks for your nice comments. Happy to hear you are teaching a ladies Bible study, We have wonderful people from the church we attend praying for us through trying times. Often God’s answers to our prayers are no or not right now. Never give up on praying.

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  2. I’m glad you have your faith and can still see the beauty and find relief in Nature even during the trying times. A humane society helps people and no one should ever be alone. Your daughter needed in home care and some states don’t provide those programs. We are living in a wealthy country that falls short for a lot of people . Your brother is lucky to have you as his advocates even from afar. May you continue to have your strength and know when to let others help you and yours . Hugs being sent your way…

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  3. Oh ouch, your poor daughter, that sounds like it was a very painful and impractical few weeks! I’m sure she was very grateful for the help 🙂 It’s also wonderful to hear your brother has had a little brightness in his life more recently with his health, Medicaid, the group home.. May you and your family continue to be blessed and find joy and goodness in what the rest of this month and beyond brings 🌷
    Caz xx

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  4. Thank you for sharing about all the trials God has carried you through. Your words remind me to keep my focus on God and He will guide me through. You have been very busy😊. I hope your fibromyalgia stays calm and let’s you enjoy your family and garden a little more before we get the the Fall🍁

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    1. Yes, joy does not come easily amid trials and tribulations. I think of you often Margaret and pray for a good outcome in your life and that peace will soon be possible for you. The lyrics from a song come to mind, “In His time. God will make all things beautiful – in His time.” Sometimes it sure is hard to wait for better days. Hugs and love to you Margaret.

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  5. Joy in the small things is so good for the soul. I am so grateful God sends those small things for us to joy in.
    You have had a hard year. Vertigo is awful as I found out last year. Meningitis is no picnic either as I also found out last year. And then to add all the rest on top of that. What do people do who have no faith? That would truly be a bleak prospect. Isaiah 43:2

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  6. Reading your post Peggy you have so much courage and yes our prayers and our faith in our Divine Father helps us over the most difficult obstacles..
    I so know how hard deep depression can be..
    And so was delighted to read that your help and encouragement and contacts have helped your brother to find himself in a better place both mentally and physically..
    And when we see the plight of others even though at times I know your path may seem hard, we do count our Blessings Peggy..
    I often say a little prayer of gratitude..
    Last week our granddaughter was rushed into hospital with a mystery virus that set her temp way way high… Thankfully she has recovered.. So Yes.. we count our blessings every day…
    And look to find the Blessings in everything..
    ❤ Love and Hugs my friend
    Long my you and your family stay well and protected by that love which we know surrounds us all. ❤

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    1. Thanks for all your nice compliments Sue. I am so glad your Granddaughter recovered and is doing well. My brother is doing well in the V.A. assisted living home. He calls we weekly and talks about his life. I always tell him I love him and he has began to respond and say he loves me – An accomplishment for him. I seem to be his lifeline and I am happy to be there for him. Depression is hard to overcome – I have depression, but I fight it with all my might. Love to you Sue – so glad you are taking life easier. xoxoxox

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      1. So pleased you are getting that bond closer Peggy with your brother.. And yes as one who also suffers, and know the difficulties with FMS… I so appreciate how hard you work. And how we have to stay positive ❤

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