Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hello My Precious Friends

Hello everyone, prayers are being said on your behalf, sending you much love, and many hugs. Sorry I have been missing for awhile, my life has really changed since the strokes.  I get very tired so easily, have to stop during the day, and take a nap. My day is filled with various exercises, many for my legs, and now I also have to exercise my left hand, it is totally numb. I take an hour long walk outside everyday, I get really tired after the walk, my legs hurt, and I continue to lean toward the left. But, that is ok with me, praise God for His mercy upon me. I could have died from the stroke, or when my blood pressure was sky rocketing out of control, or when my brain started swelling, and would not stop. But, God chose to keep me here, and I will forever be thankful to Him.  I love Him more and more each day that passes. Are you feeling down? Are you angry at God for some reason? Are you not feeling well, and blaming it on God? Do you feel like God has left you? My friend, God is always with you, He never leaves you, you leave Him. Cry out to Him, He loves you so very much. Believe me, I truly know this. As I laid in ICU for ten days, not knowing if I was going to live or die, I had such a sweet peace covering me. God brought me through all of this. He is giving me strength everyday to battle these strokes, He is my partner in rehab, I will survive this.  To God be all the glory, now, and forever. Take care my precious friends, God and I love you all very much.


Cathy said...

Bless your dear, sweet heart. You are doing great with the walking! Puts me to shame. I need to do the same thing. I'm still praying for you, dear Denise. Love and Hugs ~

From the Heart said...

Denise, it is so good to hear from you. We haven't known each other very long but you have become very important to me. I know a little of what you are going through. Yes, God is always with us and He never changes. It sounds like you are improving if it's only a little at a time. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I look forward to the day when you will be back at The Lighthouse doing what God called you to do.
You are a blessing to all of us and we love you dearly. You are my sister in Christ. Praying and believing that you will see improvement each day.
A friend who cares, AliceE.

Lon said...

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with me!!!

God's blessings to you!!!

Jesus Christ, truly does love us sooo!!!

Sue said...

What a great encourager you are to all of us, Denise! I continue to pray for you,and your family... and thank you so much for your prayers.

Love Bears All Things said...

God bless you, I love you, my sister.
Mama Bear

Donetta said...

Oh darling it is so true. Wonderful to see your heart in good stead.
I think on you often. What a thrill when I stopped by to check o yo. Those walks are so good. I found myself singing an old hymn did not even know I was doing it. All of a sudden like I was hearing someone sing turns out it was me.Really gave me pause to stop a while. Euphoric like.
There is so very much to give pause to, stop and think. Like the psalms uses the 'sela'
I too am walking and my leg improves daily. Keeping up the chin and pressing on in courage we walk. your just pulling a larger weight of challenge girl. Good job.
So very glad that you are yet among the land of the living.

Tammi said...

Dear sweet sister!!
I just hopped over here because I was thinking of you . . and so glad that I did, because i didn't know you had strokes recently. !! Oh my! But yet, I sense the sweet peace that only our LORD can give, and it's just "beaming through my computer screen from your words." God is with us! Yes! He never leaves us NOR forsakes us. Our enemy would have us to Doubt God, and to become discouraged...but thank GOD You are the Victor, not the victim, here!!! Sending you a great big hug! Mmmmmmmmm! :)
Had my first physics test last week, and have done okay so far on my quizzes...but school's kept me "occupied" and "away from the blog-o-sphere." I'm SOO glad The Lord prompted me to check on you tonight.
Thank you for your sweet spirit and wonderful testimony of our Lord's grace and strength!!
Much love!!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Hey Shortybear..He's got a hold of you and will never let go...From my heart to yours....tons of hugs and prays.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh look at you! You've been busy! I like your thankful background! You are a huge inspiration!
Praying for your health, a complete recovery. You are a blessing to many!

Misty said...

Denise.. you continue to inspire me. I always think if Denise can walk, than I can to! Thank you for showing me how to keep on keeping on while praising God along the way. You are in my thoughts often and also in my prayers.

Love ya