I made it! God got me through it. The pin was removed yesterday.
Thanks to many of your prayers, I was totally at peace the whole morning. The only time I started to get nervous was when the doc started to pull it out and then got a phone call. She was gone for 8 minutes while I laid there waiting! She came back in, apologized, and then pulled a little more out. She then gave it a good yank and out it came! It was longer than I thought, it was more like six inches long. It felt OK, and then about 30 seconds later the stinging started. Oh my, it was not fun, but as the blood filled in the gaps, it eventually subsided to a sharper aching sensation.
I wanted to keep it to show the kids, but they wouldn't let me because they said it was a bio-hazard! Whatever! I paid for it! LOL! I didn't fight it, but it was disappointing.
I was disappointed to find out that I have six more weeks in this boot. I am to be on crutches placing 25% of my weight on it for the first week. The second week 50%, third week 75% and so on. I won't be able to drive with a boot unless I was to learn to drive with my left foot. I don't think that is real safe, so I will continue to have to depend on others for rides for my children's activities.
The good news at this point, is that I can put it down a bit more. I feel more protected without fear of hooking my pin on things.
I am praying about going to church tomorrow. Hoping it will work out since Steve is off. It has been six weeks since I've gone. I miss it so much!
Thank you, Margaret for being there to hold my hand while I got that thing pulled out. It was nice to not be alone. She even treated me to Thai food after that! What a wonderful friend God has blessed me with.
I'm trying to catch up a little with my blogging. But I have to be so careful not to overdo it. I tend to leave my foot down too much and then it swells pretty bad. I miss you all!
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball