Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Good Gifts!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed worshipping with my church family.  And, how blessed I felt.

Afterwards, I did a couple of errands.  And, eventually made my way to my daughter P's home.

To her, I gave some food items, and some pain medications.

Pain medications?  Oh, I just realized you probably don't know why she needs them!

You see, last Thursday, June 25th, I drove her and her boyfriend K, to Chatham, Ontario. 

It was a very tiring day for me, because after having only about 2 1/2 hours sleep for the night, I had to pick them up about 4:30 a.m.  You see, P needed to be at the hospital in Chatham, before 6:30 a.m.

She had been told that was when the hospital opened up to admit patients having surgery.  Like my daughter, P.

As you probably know, P has LUPUS

You may not be aware, but anyone who has LUPUS, also is RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIC.  Yes, she has Rheumatoid Arthritis.

In the past, P has had many surgeries, in various areas of her body.  Including many repeated surgeries on her hands.

But, last Thursday, it was different.  P, had surgery on her foot.

Before entering the operating room, her surgeon let her know that he would try to repair the bone situation that needed correcting.  But, if he couldn't do it, he would remove the bone entirely, or at least, in part.

After she had recovered, and K and I were able to see P, we asked what the surgeon had done.  The nursing staff let us all know that it had gone well, but they couldn't tell us exactly what the surgeon had done.

With P's foot wrapped, there was no way we could even see what had been done.  And, the wrapping needs to stay in place for two (2) weeks, until she sees her surgeon, for a check up.

Even so, P has been experiencing terrible pain. 

Yes, the hospital filled a prescription for her, before I drove her and K back to Windsor.  But, she has been suffering, having very much pain.  Just as the nursing staff told us she would. 

After all, having anything done involving bones, can be much more painful than when skin tissue alone, is operated on.

But, God has provided.  For this, I am truly thankful!

You see, even though I love my children, and have tried to help them, I am not a perfect person.  And, am not always able to do well for others, including my children.

After all, some people may consider us evil, for not doing what they think would be right.

Of course, some people are evil.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Matthew 7:11, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Even though some of us may be evil, we love our children, and know how to give good gifts to them.  But, we are nothing in comparison to God, our Father!

He, who is in Heaven, gives good things to people.  Even when the person is not perfect.  Or, even good, in some ways.

God provides.  Always.

Just as He did for P.  And, for me, who wanted to help her.

Yes, it may seem that I helped her get her pain under control.  But, the truth is... it was God who helped me do it with P.

And, He provided someone to lend P a wheelchair, so she can move around more safely, than trying to use crutches and hop around.

For this, I am truly grateful!

Thank you, Lord!

Until next time...

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