Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today Is Tuesday. You Know What That Means

Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means....
or do you?

It has been a long time.
Perhaps you have forgotten what Tuesday means.
Perhaps you think that Tuesday simply means it is the day after Monday.
Perhaps you think Tuesday means is is the day before Wednesday,
Perhaps Tuesday is laundry day, errand day, cleaning, shopping, or playing day.
Perhaps you think Tuesday is just another day of the week.
Perhaps....JUST PERHAPS,
You actually DO know what Tuesday Means.

Perhaps you woke up this morning and smiled with delight because you couldn't help think that....

Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're gonna have a special guest!
SO put on your ears.
Like good Mouseketeers
Cause .......
TUESDAY IS GUEST STAR DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This surgery that I am recovering from has taken its toll on me. There have been times I have regretted doing it. I have felt completely helpless/hopeless. I have been angry, anxious, afraid, in pain, frustrated, childish, depressed, bored, impatient and so many other things.

God taught me a new word through all of this. It is PATIENCE. It is not a word I have been familiar with and quite honestly, it is not a word I am crazy about. Patience, Patience, Patience. Say it aloud a few times and see how ridiculous it sounds. well, to me anyway. "Ah, the Lord works in mysterious ways". Yeah, Yeah, I know.

You see, I am beginning to feel better now, (Thank you God). But this is where that ridiculous word comes in. I feel like I can do so much more but if I do the things I want to do (you know, hard things like bending over and picking a pencil up off of the floor), I could do severe damage and end up in the hospital again. PATIENCE. I am SO ready to remove this turtle shell and run a marathon (ok, I never did that before but who knows), or even curl up on the sofa. PATIENCE.

The bottom line is, that if I remember this word, PATIENCE, and abide by the rules (which takes PATIENCE) I have a strong feeling that I am going to be a new woman. Although I am in pain, I think it is surgery/incision pain. I think the original pain is gone. That's right, you heard me...gone. Sure there will be achy days but at 46 years old, that is bound to happen anyway.

So I need your prayers now. For PATIENCE (a ridiculous sounding word), but necessary, none-the less.

I AM going to be the woman I am supposed to be. I have been in pain for close to 20 years. I am not getting my hopes up too high. I know there will be good and bad days. But I also know that I am going to be so much better.


You see,
I am Strong!
I am Invincible!

Well, I think Helen Reddy can tell you better than I can.

So welcome Helen Reddy as today's Special Guest.
Cause Tuesday is Guest Star Day!!!!!




samurai said...

Yea! It's Tuesday! \o/ Wait... patience? i don't have time for that!

Good to see you back, and sharing how God is working in your life. 8)

Kelly Combs said...

What does it mean? Oh, yes, now I remember. Wow - you must be feeling better. That's like 3 blog posts in a consistent timely manner. What's up with that?


Mocha with Linda said...

Woohoo! It's great to have you back.

Ahh, patience. That wonderful quality we all desire, yet the only way to get it is through things that test it! One day at a time!

2Thinks said...

Can you say "turquoise pantsuit"? Whoa baby!

It sure is good to have a reason to rise and shine on Tuesday again. All those other Tuesdays when you were having surgery and stuff, I just stayed in bed all day.

Persevere with patience, patient, and don't pick up any pencils please.

Sue J. said...

"You can bend but never break me...."

That sounds like you at the moment, and that's good. God has this interesting way of helping you with patience--He leaves you in your current circumstances and asks you to keep leaning on Him. Funny thing is, even as you're leaning, you're getting stronger, and you're healing. I know...such a treatment plan. But, the protocol is easy (when you follow it) and the co-pays are light (actually....they've been covered!)

Good to see that you are able to write. You will probably find that healing in itself. I need to carve out more time to read. When's that special day when the house empties of children again? Oh yes, next Tuesday. (And YOU know what that means!)

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

2 years ago I fell off a driveway while toilet papering (you may remember the story). I broke:
eye socket
wrist (surgical repair required)
I was in a wheelchair for several weeks and unable to drive for almost 2 months. And the day I had surgery, I was in the shower washing my hair when I dropped the big bottle of shampoo on my toe and either broke or bruised it. I wasn't as confined as you, but I feel your pain. I learned more patience than I thought possible. The hardest thing tho? Admitting to myself and my family that I can't do it all myself and needed help. Humble is the word. Glad you're coming back around....

Edie said...

I do believe that God has you exactly where He wants you. As I read this I kept thinking that the WORD you are learning is Trust. You are now in a position where you are pretty completely "dependent" (blech, icky, pooey word) on Him, and it appears you are adjusting to that pretty well.

But I did enjoy the special guest today. :)

Edie said...

I also noticed that that wall seems to be missing another brick. ;)