Saturday, June 22, 2013

Big News

Drum roll.................................................., well I said I had some big news to share, and I do my friends. I am trying my best to make some changes here at the Oldham's. Things cannot, and should not continue going on the way that they have for so long now. I love my husband with everything I have, and I cherish my marriage for the treasure it is. I honor, and respect my husband, that has not changed, nor will it ever. But, I also deserve to be loved, honored, and respected as Eddie's wife. I am not going against God or Eddie, I would never choose to do that. I am just choosing to live my life that was created by God, and gifted to me. I cannot honor my Father, by allowing myself to continue to be dishonored. I am getting ready for some big changes. I called Siskin, the rehab hospital that I stayed at for 11 days after I left intensive care back in 2011. I will be setting up an appointment this coming week to go in and talk to some people concerning how they can help me. First, through a vocational program for people that have had a stroke. They access me, give me an aptitude test, find out my likes and dislikes, and possible abilities. Then if all goes well, I get enrolled in a 6-9 month long program. The program teaches me life, and work skills. I go there Monday-Friday 9A.M. to 3 P.M.  After I complete the program, they help me find a job. They will stay closely connected with me for 3 months after I get a job, supporting me, cheering me on. They also help me with no cost, or very low cost transportation to and from my job. This will be so good for my health, in every way. Mentally, physically, emotionally. I will feel as if I am among the living, contributing to society. Not just a worthless puddle of mud. Next mission needed to work on, getting in Church. I will continue to pray that Eddie will choose to go to Church with me, but even if that does not happen, I must choose to follow my Father, not man. I love you all, and will keep you updated.

15 comments:

ஐღReneeღஐ said...

I can understand, DH only goes Sunday Mornings,and no other time, I feel he is going for the wrong reasons, I may be wrong,that is just how I feel.
But you are SO RIGHT we must follow God,and not man or we will find our selves just as unhappy as they are.
So be strong :) and know God loves you.
















Terra said...

This is Big News and sounds like a workable plan. Many gals in my church go to church without their hubbys, so that is very usual. God Bless you and your hubby as you move ahead.

Joyful said...

This is fantabulous news indeed!! I totally agree with everything you are planning. I pray that God would guide you each and every step. Hugs. xx

Parsley said...

Good luck.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Baby steps friend.This will be wonderful for you.God wants us to have happy lives and be blessed abundtly.I totally understand about honoring your hubby but he needs to honor you as well.You are a beautiful person let that light shine..smile..~Amy

RCUBEs said...

A lot of times, we see just hurdles in our pathway that seems hard to overcome. I'm glad as His child, you're choosing to press forward despite the difficulty/challenges. But I pray that your faith is increased, your strength remains...that of His in you! Hugs to you sister and I'm cheering and rooting for you. I pray that you will know in your heart that the Lord will be with you all the way. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power! Love you sister!

Never Forsaken said...

I am so proud of you for wanting to make your life better. It is good that you have those resources available to you!
~Blessings and love~ Lisa

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I am so happy that you are moving in the direction that you feel led. May God continue to led you, Lisa :O)

Denise said...

Wonderful!

Alecia Simersky said...

Wow, that's AWESOME! I'm so glad you have taken these steps, I can't wait to hear how things continue to unfold. God has good plans for you Denise!

Michell Pulliam said...

Praying for you as you take this big step to regain your life back my friend!! Wishing you much success! Have a blessed evening!!

Tam said...

My dad, a spiritual Christian, believed that his church was wherever he was as he believed that God surrounded the world and did not live in a specific building. He lived that. Perhaps find the sacred space around you and celebrate that until you are actually able to get to church.

Dee said...

Big news and encouraging news...♥

Sharon said...

I am speechless at this news, Denise! GOOD FOR YOU! I think it's wonderful that you are taking a strong step of action - and I think that this may help you feel more empowered.

Prayers indeed for you - and YES! Please keep me updated!

GOD BLESS!

LeAnn said...

You go girl you can do all of this. I think you are awesome. I do hope you can get to church that is very important.
Blessings!