Thursday, December 18, 2008


I sit at my laptop this morning, one eye swollen shut and both eyes a lovely shade of brilliant red! The surgery on Tuesday went well but I must admit, I don't like looking like a deranged raccoon! I have been icing both eyes during the day and the swelling has gone down on my left eye but the right eye is still swollen shut. Please forgive any typing errors! (wink! wink!)

Although my vision is limited for the time being, I am so thankful for another Thankful Thursday! What joy it truly is to dedicate time to thanking our LORD for His bounty of blessings!

I am so thankful for a text message I received on Tuesday from my MIP and his fiance. It reads:

To our Nip n Tuck Mom: Our prayers are with you that you'll make a quick recovery. Just wanted to let you know you're in our thoughts and we love you!

Seriously! That's what they wrote!

Isn't God amazing! He is at work in our son's life and blesses me with signs of wonder! I am rejoicing!

I am thankful for family who cares for me even though I look like a cross between a cyclops and a raging raccoon.

I am thankful for a Doctor's skilled hands and patience with this Midwestern mama who complained a little during the "twilight anaesthesia." I just needed to let him know that if this anaesthesia is called the "I don't care" anaesthesia.....why did I still care?????!!!! (wink! wink!)

I am thankful for the beauty of the Christmas Season. For as much as I complain about the cold weather of Minnesota, there is just something special about a freshly fallen snow at Christmas time.

I am thankful for the miracle God has done in my nephew, Joe's life. He and his three girls have been staying with us for the past couple of weeks and they have blessed us so! Tara, who is four, put both hands on me yesterday morning and prayed, "Father, God, heal Diane in Jesus name!" I have been wearing sunglasses around the little ones so as not to give them nightmares...but she risked approaching me in my sleep to pray! What a blessing!

And, I am thankful for frozen peas--which work very nicely as an ice pack for my aching eyelids!

However, with so much joy abounding--how could I even begin to complain. God is so good! Have a great TT!

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

awwwwwwwwww...what a SWEET post! I do hope you are feeling better fast! And for swollen eyes, you did some GOOD winking! HAAAAA

Denise said...

May God watch over you all the days of your life sweetie.

Marsha said...

I'm amazed you are even typing!
Have a blessed weekend.

Nadine said...

I'm sorry I haven't been around. I didn't realize you had surgery. I pray that your recover is quick. Take care of yourself as you heal.

Dawn said...

I am so far behind! I thought maybe you'd had Lasik done till I read two days ago. I hope you're doing well!

LisaShaw said...

I pray you are better each day. May the joy of the Lord be your strength.

God bless you.