Been way to long since I shared what has been going on …… I am truly sorry about that. Basically, my life has been a bit overwhelming and what I have felt and consider to be “Job syndrome”. Job lost everything and had so many illnesses thrown at him from the enemy. Through it all, Job stayed focused on God, remained faithful, prayerful, trusting in God.
With regard to C’s schooling, we are finished with instruction, he is finishing a few tests in Arithmetic and vocabulary. I will be administering the Iowa testing for 2nd grade as a marker for his comprehension of the foundational basics. So far his completion grade for 2nd grade is 94%, however this is without these final tests. God prevails and answers prayers for a change in curriculum that is worthy and advanced, but less expensive, less repetitive and less time consuming. God has pointed me in the direction of a curriculum from Master Books. Ultimately, we will take a few weeks off and crank back up again. I continue to pray for his education and God’s guidance in our lives.
As to everything else…. I continue with rehab to get my arm and shoulder working correctly and the intense pain gone. Have you ever had a foot that went to sleep? Do you recall how it feels just before the pins and needles start? Heavy and numb unless it is touched then needles are temporarily activated before going numb again. That is how I feel from the top of my right ear, down through the neck to the shoulder, upper right back and chest. I think I am going to have to break down and accept offered medication because I am so tired of the pain and the natural ways are just not allowing for relief.
I have had lab work and a neck ultrasound. It is my experience that when a doctor leaves a message about wanting to “discuss the results of the ultrasound and how to move forward”, the conversation is not about to be a good one. Praying for God to be my strength during this up and coming conversation.
We have voluntarily surrendered our car to the finance company. Every conversation has repeatedly been about them contacting us for what the auction does not cover. We are praying for God’s divine intervention here, for if they come seeking whatever is not covered by auction, we will have to declare bankruptcy. We have nothing to give them.
To top it all off, I was in the hospital for shortness of breath, dizziness and weakness. I had to receive a unit of blood and still do not feel 100%.
In March, C and I spent three weeks at my parents home to visit with them, take care of the home and animals while they were on vacation and then visiting with them some more.
Our lives are wrapped in God’s hands, He is my strength.
Do you ever have a time in your life when it feels like you are being bombarded, targeted by life? Do you internalize? Try to solve it on your own? Or do you turn to God, hand it over to him, let him solve the problems and make a way? Just as we want our children to turn to us when they need help, God wants his children to turn to him.
2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength and power, And He makes my way perfect.