Monday, May 14, 2012

On Your Heart Tuesday

Hello everyone, praying you are all doing well. What is on your heart today?  I am thinking about what I found out when I saw my neurologist last week. Of course, when I had my stroke, some of my brain cells died, and scar tissue formed. I will never regain those lost cells, unfortunately, brain cells do not regenerate. Now, according to this most recent brain scan, I have softening of some brain tissue, which has caused a hole, similar to a crater that forms on the moon, to form in my brain. I literally have a hole in my head, lol What does this mean? What can happen due to this? Because all of this is happening in the exact area where I had my stroke, the back of my brain, it can cause another stroke, coma, or blindness. But, you know what? That is ok, it really is. None of us are promised tomorrow, so we need to enjoy today, for the gift it is. I am thankful for every morning that I wake up, thank You God. I appreciate that God has blessed me with 48 years here in this world, lots of memories. I am not going to dwell on the past, and wonder what might have been, nor am I going to worry about my future, wondering what might happen. I intend to live in the present, open each day as it comes my way, smile at the world, and enjoy each new day. Life is an adventure, and I am going to live it. Even if I wake up one day, no longer able to see the new day, I will not cry for what was, or what I will have lost. Instead, I will praise God for all the years I was able to see, and relive those precious, beautiful memories over, and over in my heart. Live your life thankfully, not regretfully.

17 comments:

Mic said...

I am so "WITH YOU"! Amen! That's all I can say... You know.. I have a lot of quote/unquote problems right now.. and I was just emailing my prayer partners daily with all these requests... but something funny happened... one of my prayer partners began sending out requests and I was reading the things people were going through and I took a moment to appreciate what God is doing in my life.. and I started realizing that He's holding the entire earth in His hands and He's watching our reactions... In Genesis 2:19 a part of God's nature is revealed... "And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof." Whatever we call something... that's what it will be... God of the universe watches us to see what we call things... because if we call them "the end of the world".. then that's what they will be! Regardless of what's happening around us... we know the outcome is that we have already won through Christ Jesus! The enemy ain't gonna trick me into anymore ANXIETY ATTACKS! I love you Sister & I'm praying with you!

Wanda's Wings said...

Your faith in God is so beautiful.

Cathy said...

You are so precious, my dear, sweet friend. God is still our hope, and nothing is impossible with Him. Praying for a miracle ~ love you ~ Hugs ~

Tesha said...

You are an inspiration! Saying a prayer for you now!

Christina said...

Denise, your faith is such a testimony to me. Clinging to Him, having gratitude for each day, this is the way to live a joy filled life. Thanks so much!

Lyli @ 3dLessons4Life said...

praying for you this morning!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You touch my heart in every corner dear Denise!!!!

Becky Jane said...

I know that the Lord brings certain people into our lives at just the right time. I live with the threat of becoming blind. You're positive attitude has touched my heart deeply. Thank you for inspiring me to look for the good God has given me. HUGS and BLESSINGS to you Sweet Lady!

Alecia said...

Your faith is a blessing and really helps me to put life in perspective. Thank you.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I'm here just cheering you on with all you said! Amen,Sister!!!! I think it is so important that we get our ducks lined up in a row, so to speak, before the storms come into our lives. I know when I was diagnosed with cancer, I had these things to hold on to, knew that my Lord was there with me, and that He had a plan for my life. There are things that you just know to be true, and you never waiver from them. As you said, none of us know if we have tomorrow -- all we have is today, and to live that to its fullest and make it count for eternity is the best we can do. So glad I stopped by today! This was such a blessing!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Your faith inspires me, friend! I especially like the part about not looking back, focusing on what's been lost.

Just keep moving ahead; I'm on the road with you, Denise, and for the record, I'm fairly sure I've got a few holes in my head as well:)

peace~elaine

Mary said...

I just read this morning while studying in proverbs..
Inner joy comes from knowing God, and inner joy gives us the abiblity to smile even tho we are in the midst of trouble. You have inner joy. God Bless You..and thank you for this wonderful post.

Renee said...

You're an inspiration, Denise! Praying for you . . .

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...alot on your heart and much more in your head, or on your head or about your head but remember you are the head and not the tail! You are an inspiration with a precious spirit and attitude! I'm glad so many are visiting you, encouraging you and being blessed by your testimony giving glory to Him!

Hallelujah! Woo ho! We won't let the enemy whoop us ever. May your beautiful inner spirit and fight make way for more positive results and miracles... to God be the glory! Holes in the head, don't matter, it's filling them with God and MORE of HIM that counts so nothing else can get in there... Love you, praying for the "hole" and hoping with you for MORE good news... Peggy

Autumn said...

We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Prayers as you walk through these health issues.

Donetta said...

Hay beautiful.
Holiness
get it :)
huge hug though really courage befits you like a well worn gown. Dressed up for an evening on the town.
So sorry the trial. endurance. goodness you have earned it.
big hug

Lynn Donovan said...

You are always inspiring to me Denise. Love you girl.