Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Is Thursday the only day you count your blessings? I pray that you count your blessings daily. Believe me, I do, now, more than ever. On Labor Day, I had my stroke. When I tried to walk, and I was not able to, my dear lovebug had to pick me up, carry me into the bathroom, sit me down on the commode, then pick me up, and carry me back into our bedroom, where he gently sat me back down on our bed. As soon as he sat me back down on the bed, and let go of me, I fell back on the bed, I had no control over my body. When the ambulance got here, they had to pick me up, and put me on the gurney. Friends, I had my stroke on September 5th, so this Saturday, it has been two months since my stroke. I consider it a huge blessing that I am still alive, and that I can walk. My walking is not like it used to be, I walk a little slower, and I walk off balance sometimes. But, that is quite alright with me. At least my legs still work, go me. I get really tired very easy, and sometimes quite often. But hey, so did the little engine, but it kept chugging along, and made it up the mountain. I can see my mountain in the distance. Woo Hoo. When I get tired, my lungs hurt really bad, and I have problems with my breathing. But, praise God, I continue to breathe. Also, when I get tired, it affects my speech. My speech becomes very slurred. But, again, I praise God, because I continue to talk, and talk, and talk. lol!! I give You all the praise Father God,  and I will all the days of my life. My life, which I only continue to live, because of You. To God be the glory, thanks for the gift of life Father God.

18 comments:

Lon said...

God's blessings to you!!!

I believe God can do miraculous healing for His children, so I just hope and pray to our God for Him to heal you completely in the name of our Lord Jesus I ask and pray. Amen.

Godsgalnj said...

Your thankful post encouraged me -- you are such a blessing to many!

Young Lady for Jesus said...

I agree with Lon. I pray that God will heal you. I am blessed by your blog post Ms. Denise. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

It's always so inspirational to read your posts, Denise. Praise God for your sweet faithfulness to our Savior!

GodsOwn/Bernice said...

Blessing Denise!
Praising God with You and for all what he is doing daily for you!
Thanking Him for keeping you so your writings can bless and learn us so much.
Love you and keep on praying for you!

LAURIE said...

Denise, what a wonderful example of having gratitude no matter what the circumstances. Keep getting stronger every day! and keep giving Him the praise!! ((hugs)) -Laurie

Love Bears All Things said...

Loving you my Sister...I pray your health continues to improve...you are a living witness of The Lord's mercy and love...
Mama bear

martianne said...

Your faith and strength are true blessings. May physical healing be yours as spiritual strength continues to be.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh yes....yes!! I am constantly thinking of how thankful each and every day I live. Tho, I may complain about the trivial aches and pains that comes along with living...I still do NOT...NEVER just set aside one day a week or one day a year [Thanksgiving] to give thanks.

And you my dear...once again, I say...YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. And God bless your husband. He is a godsend.

Cathy said...

Praying for healing, my dear, sweet Denise. Love you

From the Heart said...

I am thanking God right with you that you are still with us and you are walking and talking. To God be all the glory. I can identify with some of your problems. I almost died twice after an injection for pain on two separate occasions. They have now learned not to give me that again. If it will help read My Story listed in the navigation bar under my header.

God's not through with us yet. We still have a work to do for Him. Praise God for everyday we wake up; however I look forward to His coming - then we will have new bodies. Praise God.

You are such a blessing and I'm so glad that we have the chance to get to know each other.
Blessings and prayers, my sister in Christ. AE

PS I'm doing a 30 day Thanksgiving to my Heavenly Father.

MyJourneyBack said...

(Frm my phone no sp. Check) I. Decded Not to post finishing babys quilt (I hope!) This is a beautiful post. I love your thankfil heart. I am glad God is answering our prayers. But sis we are selfish we want you whole so we are stll prayer. Thanks for updating on your eating. I was wondering. Glad you are better.Praying for you.
Love u!

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Ohhh my goodness Shortybear, I thought I was in the wrong blog until I scrolled
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and saw your heart (and the Shortybear dancing... you know how I love that!)

To God be the GLORY...great things HE HAS DONE and is yet to do...
your walk...
inch by inch, is a cinch...
yard by yard, it gets hard...
but yet we know God can move mountains...
It's improving and we give God the glory and thanks and praise.

My heart aches when I read all you are going through but my heart rejoices in knowing that God has a BIGGER plan and a MIRACLE for YOU!
Grab hold and let's BELIEVE HIM together...

As I read this, it sounds just like you talk... (via videos)... Yeah me! Yeah you! You go little engine!

You must be doing TT today as you are able! I'm so glad that you are able and are here! I thank God for you and your life, as He continues to restore you and heal bit by bit.
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I know I shouldn't have used up all this space! Thank You Father, for giving life back to Denise, help her along the way, whatever it be, each day... her speech, her talk, her walk, her breath, her movements, her health, her diet, her life in YOU with YOU and through You, may she continue to shine Jesus in the darkness! Nothing is to difficult for you!

Love you Denise... keep praising and thanking the King! I am for you,
Peggy

Karen said...

Amen, Denise! I love your thankful spirit and optimistic outlook...

Like the little engine...you are the little sister that could...saying:

I know I can
I know I can
I know I can

With Him...all things are possible...love you!

Saleslady371 said...

I pray that each and every day you get stronger, my friend. Love you!

becky aka theRAV said...

Well, I for one was so glad to see your name here today! I am sorry you had a stroke but seem to be chugging along. You don't let anything keep you down! You go, Girl! You are here for a reason and I am so glad.

Sue said...

A very thankful post, Denise, and I truly think of you and pray for you. Sometimes I am awakened in the wee hours and you will be on my mind. I have had some health issues since the first of the year, and couldn't have made it without God and my beloved husband. Much love,
Sue

Profile said...

Oh Denise,

You are a walking miracle. Our Lord loves you and so do I. Sending you a BIG hugs. Love, Lynn