Thursday, August 2, 2012

... and I will give you rest

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

What a sweet promise that God gives us! Lately, I have been very weary and burdened- and HE DID give me REST!

Just a quick update on my last post. 

Paul's doctor performed various tests on his knee and is quite confident that the graft is good.  After Paul explained to the doctor the problem he is having with the knee- the doctor did some other tests which led him to believe that Paul has excess scar tissue that is causing the knee to catch.  The knee cap is constantly irritating the scar tissue and making it worse day by day.  So, the plan of action he gave us is to take medicine for 6 days to reduce the scar tissue.  If this does not help our next step is to have injections directly to the knee.  I am praying that the medicine works since Paul is not a fan of needles. 

We spent part of Tuesday visiting with several ladies from church. We had lunch with Miss Betty.  She is a hoot.  We are helping her plan her 80th birthday party- so we had a lunch meeting to discuss some details.
Then we picked Miss Shirley up and headed over to visit Miss Wylma.  Miss Wylma is a remarkable person.  She is 92 years old and until a few weeks ago was VERY independent.  Then all of a sudden she started having unbearable pains to her back.  She went to the doctor and he pretty much said that there is not much he can do- its just part of getting old, and he told her that she should not live alone anymore.  They are afraid that she will fall and brake bones- she is so frail.  So, she made a very tough decision to move in with her nephew in Alabama who is a doctor.  He and his wife will be able to give her the care she needs.  This is sad for us since it means she will not be around here anymore.  The visit we had with her was a sweet visit- somewhat emotional for us, knowing that it is one of the last times we will see her.  She was so happy to see us, she prepared all morning to visit with us.  She showed us pictures of her youth, she read stories she wrote, she told us all about her nephew and family.  SHE IS A REMARKABLE woman that will be greatly missed.

Here she is with her stack of papers to go through with us.

Here is one of the pictures she shared with us when she used to teach many years ago.  I LOVE this picture!

This last picture is not the best picture.  Unfortunately the 2 pictures that the nurse took for us were blurry- this is the best of the two. Here were are all of us with our favorite Miss Wylma.

When you have a chance- remember Miss Wylma in your prayers, we are burdened for her to have a PERSONAL relationship with CHRIST, so we pray that she find friends who are believers in Alabama who can continue to share the gospel with her and that God open her eyes to HIM.

Blessings to you all!

Vegas Girl  :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We sure hope the medication works and Paul won't have to have injections. He probably gets his fear of needles from his mother. I hate them and can hardly stand to even look at one. I will be remembering Miss Wylma in my prayers. What a beautiful young lady she was and she is still beautiful. Mom G.