Friday, April 14, 2006
I've been thinking all day about this past year - a year of huge changes for me. I'm finally feeling comfortable with where I am in life.
This is another second year quilt. The colors are awful, aren't they? My brother wanted something for his motor home, and believe it or not, this matched it perfectly. I think he needs a new decorator! :) It's laying on lumpy grass again; it really is a nice, flat quilt. He loved it...but he loves me, so he'd have been happy with anything his little sister made!
I'm worried about Don. He's ten years older than me and is not in good health. He's had numerous heart attacks and is a diabetic. Two years ago he was in a bad car wreck, was hit from behind and rolled over into a ditch. This resulted in a couple of herniated discs in his back that need to be fixed, but has been unable to undergo surgery because of his heart problems. But after the last round of tests, his cardiologists have cleared him for surgery which will be on May 10th. He has to stop taking the blood thinners the week before surgery. This is a risky surgery for him but, as he said, he can't live his life sitting in an easy chair. He is a Ph.D. botonist, and loves to putter around his beautiful acreage and in his garden. He hasn't been able to do that for two years now. I'm praying that this surgery will fix him all up so that he can get back to riding that tractor and doing all the things he loves to do.
My gratitude today, Good Friday, is my faith that Jesus did, in fact, die so that our sins may be forgiven.