Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Prayer



O God, the source of all health.
Fill my heart with faith.
Be near me in times of weakness and pain. Although I know You are in control, I am apprehensive about what faces me. You made me, loved me, and have provided my surgeon with needed skill to perform a miracle in my behalf. Sustain me by Your grace that my strength and courage may not fail; Heal me according to Your will.

My dearest friend, Didi, sent me this prayer. Good Friends always seem to know the right thing to do and say :-)

I have to be at the surgical center at 6:30 in the morning. It will be the one morning I will want to sleep in :-) It always seems to work that way... the day I need to be up and going I will be wanting to sleep.

We bought a futon from Sam's Club the other day. I will have to sleep in my recliner a few days and so Frank can be nearby and comfortable we bought the futon. The directions were not the easiest to follow. The illustrations were not clear. Somehow the two of us got it put together. I didn't do a lot, but a little is a lot sometimes :-)

There was help in moving the old sofa out of the house aka known as Tom (Frank's brother) and Dustin (Tom's son). I can remember when it wouldn't be much of a problem for me to help move the sofa. I used to move the furniture around the living room every few months by myself... driving Frank a bit nuts :-)

Of course I had to clean behind the sofa... lots of dust bunnies were hiding there and a dead roach too. The rainy weather we had seemed to have brought the disgusting critters indoors.

Cleaning one thing leads to another. I had all ready cleaned out a storage cabinet in the computer room... shouldn't I call it an office? Then I cleaned the table off that I use as a desk. I have some more papers to file, but they are neatly stacked and ready for my attention when I have the notion to get back to them.

Today I've vacuumed and mopped the floors... finding dead rolly-pollys during the process. I have done laundry and washed dishes too. Leftovers were the fare for dinner. I have house plants to prune and water... then I'm going to sit down with a cup of dark chocolate pudding and relax.

Mama came by after her appointment with her orthopedist. Mama is to get an injection in her back on Thursday for her back pain. The doctor said if that didn't work he would put some temporary implants for pain into her back. Mama has aged so much since December. Hopefully her pain will be soon eased and she can start doing some of the things she likes to do again.

My oldest brother is having low back surgery on Thursday. It is in the same place he had surgery done in 1993... the same as I did (does that make him a copycat?) He will be in the hospital for a few days.

Frank's Dad called this morning. Frank's Uncle Henry, who lives in Mississippi, has blood on his brain and is in intensive care. The doctor thinks medication will relieve it. Other family members in Mississippi are not doing well... Uncle Raymond, Aunt Oralee and Aunt Sue.

Could I ask each of you to say a prayer for Frank's family and for my family... and me? It would be appreciated. Thank you.

Someone asked if Frank would keep y'all posted on how I was doing. The answer is no. He doesn't know how to post a message and doesn't want to know how . He does seem to enjoy reading your blogs :-) I'll post a message as how I'm doing as soon as I can.


  1. You all are in our prayers. God bless you Zaroga.

  2. Zaroga,

    I just now saw this message, but I'm praying now...it's Tuesday about 3:00 p.m. I'm praying for a speedy recovery! Keep us posted when you can!


  3. I will keep everyone in my prayers. {{{HUGS}}}

  4. All are in my prayers. That picture is too cute.

  5. I will keep you, Frank and your families in my prayers. I have a feeling that all will go well and that you will soon be good as new! Every time I have gone in for surgery, I find that reciting the 23rd Psalm and the Lord's Prayer in my mind, helps to calm and comfort me. We will be looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  6. You, and your family, are in our prayers. You take get, and get back to us soon. Hope everyone is OK, too.

  7. LOL about the futon... the way you clean sounds like me. ;D

    I will remember you in my prayers, I hope things improve for you.


  8. My prayers are with you today to, Zaroga. Big hug.

  9. Frank could always send an email to his favorite niece and she could post things on the blog. It would be under comments. = } Or to check out my blog for the Zaroga updates. Give grandma a big hug and kiss for me and tell her I hope she feels better. That was a great prayer I changed it a little and hope that sends what you need.

  10. Hi Zaroga!
    I'm just now seeing your post, and hope your surgery went well.
    I'm praying for a speedy recovery, and for the family too.
    Take care, and check in when you feel up to it.

  11. Still sending up prayers for you and your family!

  12. Hi Zaroga, Just stopped by to let you know you and your family are still in my prayers. I hope you are getting better soon. Miss ya.

  13. Been wondering about you..I hope you will let us know soon..

  14. I do play for your families, please try to concentrate on Your healing right now, I have faith your surgery will go smoothly! Sending love and hugs your way!!

  15. I hit the button before checking spelling, Bible school is wearing me out, LOL! I will PRAY for you all!


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