This grandson had a party on his head when he awakened this particular morning!
I'm embarrassed to say that I allowed grandmothering time to usurp my Jesus time over the weekend. Easter Day was more about basking in the love of these little ones, taking family photos and talking a little bit about what Easter really means. Getting alone with Jesus and into the Word didn't happen until Wednesday morning after everyone had gone. It sounded like this...
My heart is glad!
My spirit rejoices!
My body rests securely!
Your presence Jesus is abundant joy!
At Your right hand are eternal pleasures!
(Taken from Psalm 16)
Boom, bang, flash! This morning's thunder storm had me up very early! I thought maybe Jesus was coming back and sounded the kettle drums before the trumpet call. Searching verses related to seeking Him, produced this happy message from God's Word.
"God's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning. How great your faithfulness!
I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left.
God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,
to the woman who diligently seeks.
It's a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God."
The Thursday before Easter, my daughter and I had a wonderful massage. The therapist expressed concern in the fact she found a large swollen lymph node in my neck. Having had squamous carcinoma removed from my forehead two years ago, I had been warned it can spread to lymph nodes, so I was concerned, but chose to wait until my scheduled yearly check up, which was yesterday. My blood work was good (with the exception of very low vitamin D, need some sunshine), so the doctor is not concerned (praise the Lord) about the node at this time.
Stroke wise she feels that at the six month mark most people have regained all they have lost from a stroke, but has encouraged me to keep working hard with my brain games, exercises and eating well.
The Queen of Strokes at St Thomas Hospital, told me you can still improve 1-2 years out, so I'm banking on that and keeping on keeping on! Thanks for all the love and support these past six months.