Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday-Life


This week our gracious host, Iris, chose the theme life, physical and spiritual. I can truly relate to this theme. The past week or so, has been an immense struggle for me physically. I have fought for every breath, and felt such pressure in my chest. It wears me out just walking across the room. My dear lovebug has been helping me to get dressed, taking a shower was so draining on me, that he bought me a bath chair, and he has been helping to bathe me. Where would I be without my dear gift, that comes straight from Gods heart, my lovebug? The only way I am able to get any relief from the shortness of breath and chest pain, is by keeping a nitro patch on 24 hours a day. I am still waiting on my stress test, and echo cardiogram to be scheduled. Please pray that it will happen soon. God has been so gracious and loving toward me my entire life, and He continues to be. I praise Him for never leaving me, and for always calming me with His gentle words of love. He is right by my side as I travel this path, I am encouraged by His healing hands. He is the giver of life, and in His time, He will take my life. But, until that day happens, I will spend my days loving Him, and giving Him the praise that He so truly deserves. Blessings to all of you.

55 comments:

Jennifer said...

God is merciful and He is mighty! He is also our healer and our provider. We will continue to pray for God's healing power to flow through you from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. We are praying and believing for a good report, but also for answers.

Happy TT!

Cheryl said...

"He is the giver of life" I love this Denise. Great post~Happy Thankful Thursday

Twinkle Mom at Sunflower Faith said...

Prayers for you Denise!!

Angie said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers! I love you dearly sister! I am so glad you have stayed right with me and Aimee on our journey KNOWING MORE OF HIM!

You are a blessing!

Heather said...

Oh Denise, you are in my prayers and thoughts daily. I pray that you will be able to find some relief very soon my friend. Thank you Lord for giving Denise a loving, caring and nurturing husband that takes care of all her needs.
Love in Christ,
Heather

Dana~from chaos to Grace said...

Oh I was late in posting my Thankful Thursday, but it's up now.

And I have to say, I have gone through this with both of my parents, and God has done a miraculous thing in BOTH of their lives! I am praying for you, Denise! Full healing, in Jesus name....

Mary said...

Denise,

I do hope your tests will be scheduled soon and am thankful that Eddy is able to take care of you and help you when needed. I continue to pray for you, dear friend.

Blessings,
Mary

Serendipity said...

You have such a thankful heart, Denise. I'm so thankful for your friendship. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Denise. Hugs to you!

Detroit said...

Praying for continued peace. So good to blog with you again - it has been quite a while. Praying that your every breath becomes easier; that His hands do bring healing to your body. Bless you dear sister!

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,

I am in awe with your unselfishness. Although you don't feel well, you find time to care for so many people.

Love ya,
Jean

Donetta said...

I love you darling!

Daphine said...

I will add to my list of not only praying for your health and complete healing, but for also that these tests are scheduled very soon! Blessings to you Denise and know that you have many people praying for you daily!

Cheryl said...

Denise,

Praying! Praying! Praying!

In church last Sunday, our Pastor talked about prayer. Prayer says, "I need you." Our Father in Heaven wants us to ask for what is on our hearts. Prayer recharges us.

Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you."

God is good and he wants to bless us. You are such a blessing to me, and to so many others as well.

We're praying for you.

Love,
Cheryl

Rocks said...

Denise, God will surely honor all your praises and faith in HIM. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I'll be praying Denise! Thank you for continuing to show us perseverance through trials! You are an inspiration!

Sandi said...

Denise you hubby is sure a gift. I am praying for you and your lovebug.

Erica said...

Oh, sweet girl. I pray for the Lord to bring healing to your body. I thank Him for your unwavering faith and testimony. Be blessed today.

luvmy4sons said...

So glad that lovebug is there for you. Pryaing your tests will be scheduled quickly and relief is forth coming. Your heart while physically struggles, spiritually it is soaring!

April said...

I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Please know that you are in my prayers. God is in control, so Keep The Faith!!

Have a great Thursday!

Edge of Design said...

It is very difficult to tell that you are not feeling well from your writing. You sound very youthful and energetic. Strong in the Lord and in the power of His might I'd say. What if your husband called the doctor's office and asked for them to look at you a.s.a.p. Of course, I know he would do it in a kind way but it never hurts to ask.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Praying God's healing on you today!

Thank you, Denise, for being such an encourager. You are such a blessing to so many! Have a blessed day!

Tammy said...

Praying for you Denise - you are truly blessed to have such a dear hubby to help you out during this stressful time. Continue to rest in the Lord...

Gail W. said...

Precious Denise, I had no idea you are carrying such a burden with your health. You are so faithful and encouraging to the rest of us! I pray you and your Sweet Boy feel God's grace and strength today. I love you and your beautiful heart for God.

Gwendolyn said...

I'm praying!

Grammy said...

tears fall as I read your post. I do not understand why you have to go through the toucher of the stress test as they know what is wrong. Why do the not do a cardiac cath and give you release of the blockage. I so pray that you can be well again with out pain.

Bless you my friend.

Willow said...

Denise, I just love you, my sister. You are in my prayers multiple times every single day. YOU are a gift from God, one for which I am truly thankful!

Sweeta said...

I will be thinking of you in my prayers. God Bless you!
Thanks fir the visit.

Julie said...

I love you Denise & I am always continually praying for you! You are such a blessing in my life. :)

"Be still & know that I am God" Thank you for reminding me to do this.

Denise said...

Sweetie........ I have been gone too long and I had no idea you were not doing well......... I will lift your name to the Father and I will pray......... You are so blessed to have such a great soul mate to walk with you as you wait upon the Lord............ GOD HEARS AND IF HE HEARS HE ANSWERS!

Chelsey said...

Denise,
Know that I am praying for you and praying for a peace that surpasses all understanding. Your faithfulness to Him will be rewarded.

BP said...

I'm glad your lovebuy has been helping you this week so much, as you always mention he is helpful to you (so sweet!). I pray for you today.

Laurie Ann said...

Your Lovebug's dedication to you is precious, Denise! He's a wonderful man. I'm so sorry it's been such a struggle for you. Your attitude is just amazing, and your heart is BEAUTIFUL. You are such an encouragement and inspiration to me, Denise. Love ya, and have a Happy Thankful Thursday!

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you got the Nitro patch. It may lessen the amount of pain you experience. You are such a joy in the midst of all you're going through. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Despite what the medical doctors may say ...you do have a good heart!!!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Speechless. Your faith no matter what blesses my soul. I am so sorry to know your health is such a battle. I pray for healing.

Love you,
Tiffany

Alicia said...

Hi Denise! What a great testimony of your faith, and dependency on the Lord!!! And, it sounds like you have a wonderful hubby!! Like the other women, I'll be praying for you too!!

Alicia

Lisa said...

I will be praying for you, my mom was the same way and God directed our steps to a great doctor that diagnosed her with cogestive heart failure due to a bad aortic valve that then was replaced with a pig valve. Just to tell you how good God is (even though I know you know) my mother has a liver condition which we did not know about before her open heart surgery. She is a miracle the doctor said, her liver should never have been able to filter all that anesthesia, she should have died. She was in the Lord's hands all along. I am praying for you sister, God Bless you and your wonderful lovebug.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Thanking God that He is going to make a way for your test real soon.
Sorry you are having such a hard time....I pray that things will turn real soon and that He gives you the strength to bear up under this until it does.

The Quiet One said...

Denise,

Praying for you and praising with you!

Blessings to you!

mama meji said...

Your posts are always inspiring. May GOD carry you through every pain in this life. God bless.

Gretchen said...

I am so thankful for how your life has touched mine...thankful too for your lovebug...thankful for a God that is loving you through these difficult times.

((((hugs))))gretchen

Michele Williams said...

You are such an inspiration to me! My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your lovebug.

Stop by my blog.. I have awards for you...

Jill said...

Denise - I'm praying for you and trusting God to work through this trial. Praising God for your sweet and precious husband. Praising God that we can each be the hands and feet of Jesus to one another. Praising God that only He is the giver and taker of life!

In His grace,
Jill

char72 said...

I'm praying for you, Denise. How thankful I know you are for your wonderful husband. The older I get the more I realize that the scripture is right on that said life is as a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. I can't believe over 71 years of my life have gone by. It went by so fast.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Bernadine said...

I am keeping you in my prayers always.

Jewel said...

Dear Denise...I will be praying fervently that the Lord will grant you relief from the pressure in your chest and that your breathing will become easier. I have a precious DH, too, that is absolutely a gift from God. ((HUGS))

~*Lisa*~ said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! What a wonderful tribute to your "lovebug" and the great support that you have in him. We serve a great big God who still works miracles everyday and I will keep you in my prayers that this to shall pass. Blessings

P.S. I was in Chattanooga all day today shopping with my MIL!

Peggy said...

Ohhh Denise...He is the Life giver and He restores Life! I came and read this and prayed first thing this morning and realized now that I never left a comment because of my prayer as I read your heart & difficulty with health...I must have been overwhelmed by your words. I know I prayed, cried & remember my mom struggling like that and the times I have had respiratory problems that make me feel like that...the tightness & pressure while trying to breathe!
I ached as I read your words, I prayed that they would find a way to move those tests up sooner. I can hardly believe that anyone has to wait like that when there is such problems. I joined you in praise because when the praise goes up, the blessings come down! Be well! Be healed! Find Jesus strength because you have a birthday in a week! And a Lovebug that needs you & loves you & cares for you! Love ya'

saleslady371 said...

Denise,
You're a dynamic witness. Love you!

Marsha said...

Oh my sweet friend! I'm sitting here just boo hooing!!

Lord, please spare my dear friend Denise! May all the appointments get scheduled soon so whatever necessary repairs can be made to her heart.

Lord, she's such a precious friend to so many of us. You gifted her with words to encourage our hearts and point us to You.

We all love her, Lord! Please spare her from the pain she is enduring. Cover her with your tender mercies. May they be new every morning.

Father, heal her heart and body.

We ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

Joyce said...

I'm so thankful your husband is lovingly helping you. May the Lord lay His healing hand upon your heart. <3

Thanks for your kind visit to my blog, too. :)

Kathy - mom of many said...

Wow, that is a thought-provoking post. Thank you for describing all that your husband does. God bless you.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I'm praying for you Denise,
Love Lea

Jerralea said...

Praying for you, Denise! I appreciate your stopping by my blog when I know you don't feel well. I'm happy that you have your lovebug to help you!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Denise,
Happy early birthday! Can't believe you're going to be 45!

Hope you have a better week, and the doctors get some good results for you. I'm so glad to hear about your sweet Eddie and all he does to help you physically and spiritually. God has indeed blessed you!

eph2810 said...

Oh, Denise, I am so sorry that you have not doing well - health wise. I will keep you in my prayers...

Like I said - you are such an encouragement to us all here in bloggyville. May our Lord continue to give you strength to travel this road of life. What a true blessing your wonderful husband is...

Be blessed today and always.