Saturday, February 15, 2014

Heartfelt Love...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, I discussed the fact that it was not only Valentine's Day, but it was also my daughter P's boyfriend, K's birthday.

Prior to becoming ill and needing emergency surgery in September 2012, I made birthday cakes to celebrate birthdays for my family and others who had close family relationships, like K. 

However, since then, I have had my abdomen cut open five (5) times.  Three (3) times in an actual operating room, and twice in a private hospital room when an operating room wasn't available, in May 2013.

This, along with instructions to not bend, lift, stretch, or carry anything of any weight, has prevented me from doing so.  At first I found this upsetting, but my daughter P carried on doing what I had done! 

For this, I was grateful, for it not only showed love, care and concern, it also provided a way of celebrating birthdays that was heartfelt in a natural way.

Yesterday, P picked me up at my home, because I cannot drive.

I had a couple of things I had to do, that were rather emotional to me.  P helped me do them. 

Afterwards, we did some shopping so that we would both have some fresh foods for the next week or so.  For this, I was thankful.

Later, I thought she would be taking me home.  To my surprise, she drove me across town to her home, so I could celebrate K's birthday with her and her family.

Before going to hospital, on February 1st, I had given P some sweet treats for her and her family, as I normally do, so they can celebrate Valentine's Day.  Plus, some for my daughter B and her family.  In addition, I had given P, K's birthday present and card.

You see, I didn't have any idea that I'd be released from hospital so quickly, so I wanted to be prepared and not let any of my loved ones, down.

But, knowing the driving distance, I didn't think I would be celebrating K's birthday with P and the rest of her family members.  For this, I thanked P and my Lord!  I must admit, I felt blessed.

As it turned out, K's mom was visiting here in Windsor, and she also had been invited.

In addition, one of my daughter B's sons, N was staying with P while he's still in town.  So, I got to see him and his brother A, who dropped in to visit.

For this, I praised God!

This reminded me of Psalm 34:1, " I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth."

If you know me personally, or have read LwL for any amount of time, you'll know that I praise Him, continually! 

Over and over.  I believe I always will.  In good times, in not such good times, and even in the worst of times.

He is my rock.  He is my salvation.  He is my everything!

I know that I cannot take my next breath without Him ordaining it.

And, I was shown such great love by my family, during that important love day.  Not just by being able to visit with one another.

We also enjoyed a delicious meal that P and K prepared, together! 

Thank you, dear ones!  Not just for the delectable dinner, birthday cake, and strawberries with chocolate.

I thank you, for showing me love, on such a happy, yet sad day for me. 

For this, I will be eternally grateful.  May God bless you, always.

Until next time...

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