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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy Tuesday

Do you ever have one of those days when it started out rough but turned out to be just an incredible day? I was supposed to go pick up my lab work yesterday. When I got there they had lost it. I had to have the lab report for today when I go for my surgical  instructions. They wanted to do the whole thing all over again. As I sat in the office and prayed, I kept telling myself to find something good about waiting and praying they would find my paper work.

I had a book with me this time and I was reading Elizabeth's Elliot's book Secure in His Everlasting Arms.
There in the book was this prayer for me.
" Almighty God, give to Thy servant a meek and gentle spirit that may be slow to anger and easy to mercy and forgiveness. Give me a wise and constant heart, that I may never be moved to an intemperate anger for any injury that is done or offered. Lord, let me ever be courteous, and easy to be entreated; let me never fall into a peevish or contentious spirit, but follow peace with all men; offering forgiveness, inviting them by courtesies, ready to confess my own errors, apt to make amends, and desirous to be reconciled. Let no sickness or cross accidents, no employment or weariness make me angry or ungentle and discontented or unthankful or uneasy to them that minister to me, but in all things  make me into the holy Jesus, Amen.
---Jeremy Taylor, 1613-1667---

Because I was not feeling that way at all. I over heard the doctor saying he was going to lunch. The poor girl came in and asked me had I left a yellow note on my paper work? I said yes, and she said she knew right where it was but the EKG was missing. I told her to do another one. Because I was nice, I think she went the extra mile and handled every thing even getting the doctors signature and faxing it to my eye appointment for today. Then she called me at home to tell me that every thing was done.
I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I was I sat there praying that prayer instead of making a complete ass of myself.

I got home and in the mail was some wonderful gifts.

First there was this lovely Valentine from my oldest Grandson in Arizona.

I held the envelope in my hands and I wanted to just sit and cry. I miss them so much. So it was so special for me to get it yesterday. His Mom said he did it all by himself.

Then a few weeks ago I won a giveaway from lovely Christine, across the pond. When I saw the envelope with the post mark I was just so happy that it came yesterday when I needed it at the perfect time.

She sent a wonderful letter that reminded me of why I love blogging and then a wonderful calendar that just reminds me of what I need to be thinking of each day.

The boys told me about their incredible day that they had. I was so thankful for that and then Ron came home and his day had been just as special. The house was full of young men because high school was out and my son mentors these young men so they had come here to play board games. I felt very thankful last night when I went to bed. I wrote down a whole page of gratefulness.

When I said my 2014 word was rejoice. I really do find that easier to do than get upset. It is work though to choose my attitude. To choose to see others as more important than myself. To choose to give over my rights and to not act the way my nature wants. To be kind and gentle is never something that comes easy.

I have so many things now on my list of things, I am going to do when I see again. For years now, I have been wanting to make this quilt.

 So I hopped over to Crabapple Hill Studio and the pattern was on sale. So I took the plunge.
 I was reading Sharon at Moosecraft She so encouraged me that I thought it was about time to quit whining and do it. I am not afraid of the hand embroidery, and I have stared at those blocks. Pinwheels aren't my favorite but I think I could do this. I really think my list of things I want to do it going to get longer than I have time to sleep.

Now one more doctor appointment. I dreamed about this one last night though, in my dream I was taking care of bunnies in rabbit hutches. Some how in my mixed up brain taking care of bunnies would make my eyes work.
Have a lovely Tuesday.


"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well."
---Julian of Norwich---


TexWisGirl said...

glad they found your lab reports!

that quilt is just your style - birds, halloween. :)

Kessie said...

I'm so glad yesterday turned out good! That's awesome that the girl got all that stuff handled for you. You must have been really nice. Thank goodness for prayer. :-)

Susan Kane said...

A beautiful post! Your insights and resolutions are inspiring. Prayer really does change the situation and us.

Julia said...

I'm so glad that you had a great day. It goes to show the power of prayer and a positive attitude. I'm so glad that the girl found your papers.
I love that sweet handmade heart Valentine. Just so precious.

Congratulations on winning that cute pin-keep. I'm so glad that you won it.

I was thinking that your bunny dream might signify that when you will see again, your to do list will multiply like bunnies, lol. There will be so many projects that you want to do.

I hope that your day continue to be spectacular.

Glenda said...

Thanks for sharing mrs Elliots words she is such an awesome person! Oh how I struggle with anger and aggravation when people don't do what I think they should do. Several years ago the Holy Spirit told me to Bless the people who serve me , this is to verbally speak a blessing . It may be McDonalds or Walmart it is a lesson I forget so many times but when I am conscious to do it my attitude is one of peace. Thanks for sharing. I will be praying for you during your surgery.

Kerin said...

You are a ray of sunshine, my friend.
I appreciate your sweet spirit, and I love that you took such care in how you chose to re-act. With our busy, hurry-up life... it's hard to remember to think first, then take action :)

Love the pattern!! You are going to finish it, and it is going to be beautiful.

Happy day, my friend.


oh... p.s..
Love your sweet blog gift. So thoughtful, and nicely done. A charming piece that will make you smile for a long time to come.

Debbie said...

oh kim, it's always a joy to read your words!! i LOVE fun, snail mail, there is nothing better!!

gorgeous blooms today!!

Nellie said...

Such an appropriate prayer for all of us, Kim. I am sorry they lost your paperwork, but glad that you were able to have a way to see that everything was complete for today. I continue to send along my thoughts and prayers! xo Nellie

Christine said...

I am going to write out the words of that prayer. I know the Lord has been challenging me about those very issues, so thank you so much for sharing and I'm so glad everything turned out good.
Really pleased the pinkeep arrived safely.
God bless

Pom Pom said...

I'm so glad everything turned out okay with your pre-op stuff. Yay for a happy day! I love the quilt you are going to make!

Meg said...

That is so cool it got all taken care of. It always makes me really uneasy when doctors offices loose paperwork. I can't wait until you can do all the things on your ever growing list. It will be so much fun! :) It is going to be a great summer.

Miss Debbie said...

Isn't that just like our God to prompt you to take the book and to have that prayer waiting for you when you needed it? The mix up did not take Him by surprise...He used it to increase your faith! Such a confirmation that He cares about every little area of our lives and that He never leaves our side! So glad your whole family had a special day. Love the pillow and I can't wait to see your work on the quilt! :-)

Vintage Gal said...

There is much to be said about the power of prayer. Chin up, the holy spirit and the lord Jesus himself are with you always ~ even unto the end of the earth. You WILL make this ~in his time.
I am praying for you always my friend.

Weekend-Windup said...

Take care of your health. Prayers will be answered soon.
Beautiful gift from your grandson.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Kim, I just loved this post.A meek and gentle spirit is always a work in progress.
Your new pattern is ever so snazzy...loving the birds on the tree limb and how about that cobweb broom ! How exciting to have it to look forward to.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Praise God that everything worked out with your lab work.

I love, love, love that quilt pattern (I love all their patterns!) ... so soft, so subtle, so gorgeous! I can't wait to see your progress on it!

Empty Nester said...

I think that, sometimes, all we can do is sit and pray. I have discovered that it makes for a better end result. Plus, it reduces our stress! What is the surgery date? I need to write it down to send up prayers!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kim, Loved the devotional from Elizabeth Elliot, written by Jeremy Taylor. I would love to hope that he is somehow related way back when to my hubby's family. So thankful that the Lord blessed you yesterday-isn't it so cool when He does that, especially when we need it. Prayers for your surgery and your eye appt. Sending love your way.

Anonymous said...

Kim, I do so love reading your posts. Even in the midst of troubles, you exude God's peace and love. The book you were reading in the dr.'s office provided the perfect prayer to calm your heart. I applaud you for choosing to stay calm and pray rather than freaking out (which I am positive would have been my response ;o). And how perfect that you had just the right book with you to provide those calming words. God be with you, my friend, as you get through these next days until your surgery. May it all go perfectly and bring your eyes to perfect health.

Sue said...

Just sitting here this evening reading, and relishing this post of how God worked in your day, Kim, A devotional book, a sweet card from a precious grandson, a beautiful note and gift from a friend in a far-away land, My! how awesome is God's timing!!! All you had to do was to be obedient to His Spirit! and follow the your word for 2014, rejoicing in all circumstances! You truly are a wonderful example to me, Kim, I want you to know that I have been thinking about you, and your upcoming surgery and will continue to pray for you. .
Sue said...

Thanks so much for sharing...I am truly blessed and encouraged. I am praying for you! Hugs!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh Kim, I'm so glad everything worked out and am happy with you and for you. I could have used this prayer yesterday morning. I'm afraid I made an ass of myself...and it was all over a misunderstanding. The man with whom I spoke was rude and threatened me and I responded likewise. The entire situation blew way out of control and now I, at least, am left feeling stupid, petty and not very Christ like. I'm sending a note of apology because he's not the type who'll respond to a verbal apology; he'll just blow up again.
Forgive me but I am so glad you say you, sometimes, respond in pettiness; it makes me feel not so alone and unworthy of His love.